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MELAB Test Format and Centers in Pakistan Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

In this article, is given the important information about the MELAB test. Its purpose, format and the test centers of MELAB test in Pakistan. This information is very important for students who want to apply for studying abroad in USA, UK, Canada and Australia. Those who are interested in studying abroad in Europe must read this very carefully before applying for MELAB Test.

The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)  is an advanced-level battery of English language proficiency tests for adult nonnative speakers of English who need to use English for academic purposes at the college and university level. It is mainly for students applying to universities in the United States of America USA, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom UK.

Format of the MELAB

The MELAB is designed to measure your proficiency in the four basic language skill areas: writing, listening, reading, and speaking.

  • Written Section: Time allowed is 30 minutes. Student has to write an essay on any one of the two topics given to him/her.
  • Listening Section: Time allowed is 40 minutes. This section is subdivided in to 3 parts. Part 1 is that a short recorded question or statement is accompanied by three printed responses. Part 2 is that a recorded conversation is accompanied by three printed statements. Part 3 is that four recorded interviews, such as those that might be heard on the radio, are each followed by recorded comprehension questions.

MELAB Test Format and Centers in Pakistan Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

MELAB Test Format and Centers in Pakistan Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

  • Grammar-Cloze-Vocabulary-Reading Section: Time allowed is 80 minutes. As the name indicate, this Section is divided in to 4 sub parts. In Grammar part, an incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of four words or phrases to complete it. In Cloze part, two passages with deletions are followed by choices of words and phrases to complete the text. In Vocabulary part, an incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of four words or phrases to complete it. And last, in Reading part, four reading passages are followed by comprehension questions.
  • Speaking: Time allowed is 15 minutes. Applicant engages in a conversation with the examiner.

Important test dates for MELAB are given below:

Test Dates

September 25, 2015

Deadline For Applying

September 2, 2015

October 23, 2015 September 30, 2015
November 20, 2015 October 28, 2015
December 4, 2015 November 11, 2015

So apply for MELAB test. Their is no particular passing score for MELAB. A merit is made on the basis of marks acquired by students. Ask us any question that you may have on this subject through commenting and we would Insha-Allah guide you in the best way possible. Keep visiting us.

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