NAATI began online testing from April 2020 due the new restrictions introduced by Australian government amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  Prior to online testing, NAATI used to conduct CCL test at the dedicated test centres in each of the major cities of Australia. This meant, candidates taking test from overseas also had to travel to Australia to sit this test which is not only costly but also very time consuming. Introduction of online testing has been a blessing for those who are taking this test from overseas or regional Australia. This has to be by far the easiest way to claim 5 points towards permanent residency in Australia.

More than 400 students from our institute have taken the NAATI CCL Online test in Hindi, Punjabi and Telugu. Our students have been successful in clearing their test in the very first attempt. While a lot of them had a lot of tips to share, we picked out the most important tips which could help the candidates who are yet to take the CCL test. This article will outline the finer points around online exam in order for you to have a better understanding of what to expect on the test day.

How is the test conducted?

The test is conducted online via Microsoft Teams allowing candidates to take the test at the comfort of their homes. Candidates will receive a meeting invite about 7 days prior to the exam by NAATI via email in which a link to Join the Team Meeting is provided. Candidates can click on that link which will open up the app on desktop. There will be an invigilator on the other end who will go through initial identity check with the candidate. They will then outline the exam policy to them before commencing the test. We suggest that you download Microsoft Teams app on your computer prior to the test and also check if it working fine.

What do you need on the test day?

You need to have a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and a good quality headphones. Candidates cannot take the test using mobile phones or tablets. Also make sure that you have a stable internet connection. You should also keep paper and pens handy in order for you to take notes during the exam. We suggest that you keep enough pens on hand in case one stops working.

What would happen if there are connection issues?

If there are any technical problems including internet connection issues, candidates must not panic. The invigilators are very helpful and they understand that technical errors are sometimes unavoidable. If you face any such issues, be sure to raise it with your invigilator right away so that they can assist you in the best possible way.

How to be best prepared for the exam?

Practice is the key to clear any sort of exam, hence, it is imperative that you prepare well for this exam. We at Universal NAATI provide structured online training in NAATI CCL Hindi, NAATI CCL Punjabi and NAATI CCL Telugu. Our trainers are certified provisional interpreters and are not only great mentors but also are industry experts. They have vast knowledge of Australian culture and the language that provide training in. Excellent formal training along with a deep understanding of all the areas covered in the exam will help you clear the test with ease. For more information about the exam, please visit NAATI’s official website.

You can also watch this video for a detailed explanation about the online exam: NAATI CCL Online Test



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