Yabancı Dilbilgisi Seviye Tespit Sınavı (YDS)
The is an English language proficiency test, mostly taken by civil servants, academics and military personnel. It is administered by ÖSYM in Turkey in order to evaluate the foreign-language skills.
The test is administered every six months and is taken by more than 100,000 people. It can be taken electronically.
It is administered in several languages, but mainly in English. It is carried out in several cities throughout Turkey on the first Sundays of May and November.
The test consists of 80 multiple-choice questions to be finished within 180 minutes. The questions mainly deal with English vocabulary, English language grammatical structures, sentence completion, English-Turkish translation, Turkish-English translation, English paragraph completion, locating the irrelevant sentence in a paragraph, restatement, dialogue completion and reading comprehension passages.