The 2020 Turkish Proficiency Exam (TYS) was held simultaneously at 48 exam centers on Saturday, January 18.
The Turkish Proficiency examination Exam, administered three times a year to certify the proficiency of those who learn Turkish as a foreign language, was attended by 1,306 people from 40 countries. Among these countries, Azerbaijan ranked the first in terms of the number of applications, followed by Afghanistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Germany, and Kosovo.
The TYS measures the applicants reading and listening skills in the first session, writing skills in the second session and speaking skills in the third session, and the successful applicants will be given Turkish Proficiency Certificates at B2, C1 and C2 levels based on their scores from the exam.
The TYS is designed based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and those who can obtain Turkish Proficiency Certificates by taking the TYS can be exempt from attending the Turkish preparatory training when they became eligible to attend a university in Turkey. The Turkish Proficiency Certificate provide huge advantages also for those who seek to work in Turkish or at international Turkish companies, those who want to work as translators or interpreters and prospective teachers who seek to teach Turkish abroad.