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What Is The Marking Criteria For The NAATI CCL Test?
June 28, 2021

Cracking the NAATI CCL Test is an easy way to get 5 points for your Australia PR application. CCL takes a lot less effort when compared to other English language proficiency tests. Additionally, Institutes are coming with tailored Online coaching courses for the CCL Test which made it easier by helping students in the process and increased the possibility of earning the 5 bonus points.

Unfortunately, a lot of aspirants miss out on taking the NAATI CCL test, because they are not aware of it.

In this blog, we will talk about the marking criteria of the NAATI CCL Test.

The NAATI CCL test has two dialogues. Half of each dialogue is in English, and the other half is in LOTE or 'Language Other Than English'.

Each dialogue is worth 45 marks, and the complete examination is of 90 marks. To pass the test, a candidate requires at least 29 marks in each dialogue and a total score of 63 out of 90.

The result for the CCL Test will read as:

PASS: If the total score is 63 or higher (marks out of 90)
MARGINAL FAIL: If the total score is between 58 and 62.5 (marks out of 90)
CLEAR FAIL: If the total score is less than 58 (marks out of 90)
Let us understand this with the help of three scenarios:

Scenario 1:
23 in Dialogue 1, 41 in Dialogue 2
An interesting scenario. The test-taker has passed Dialogue 2 and the total score is above 63 (23+41=64).
So, the result is CLEAR FAIL, as the candidate hasn't crossed 29 in Dialogue 1.

Scenario 2:
29 in Dialogue 1, 29 in Dialogue 2
Here, the test-taker has passed in both the dialogues. But, the total passing marks is 63 and the test-taker's score is 58 (29+29).
So, the result is MARGINAL FAIL.

Scenario 3:
32 in Dialogue 1, 31 in Dialogue 2
Here, the test-taker has passed the individual dialogues. The total score is 63.
So, the result is PASS. Now, more about the format of the test.

What are the two dialogues?
"Dialogue" is jargon for recordings of conversations between two people. One-half is a native English speaker, and the other is a native LOTE speaker.

The dialogues are real-life scenarios drawn from the Australian society's social life.

For example: A conversation between a patient and a clerk at the dentist's office.

How to prepare for NAATI CCL?
The first step is to choose the right LOTE. When selecting the right language as LOTE, go for a language that you have excellent command over. If it is a choice between two languages you know, always go for the one that you are better at, even if by a little.

Watch Australian radio, television or listen to podcasts to get a better idea of conversations held and language used in the Australian community. Read books, novels and get to know the literature of Australian society. Make the best use of free NAATI CCL practice resources.

You could download the CCL Tutorials Mobile App to practice with plenty of study materials, mock tests, blogs, eBooks, and many more.

The mock tests have answers, so you can review your preparation as well.

If you are looking for expert's help to crack the test, Sign up for NAATI CCL Online Coaching. The latest courses are Online Coaching Hindi, Online Coaching Punjabi, Online Coaching Tamil. In addition, other LOTE options such as Persian, Urdu, Mandarin, etc are also available.

Get coaching and guidance from our NAATI accredited trainer and crack the test with good score.

Grab 5 bonus points for your Australia PR application.


Best of luck!