Major English testing systems in China
Public English Test System: A five-level system used by the National Education Examinations Authority for people with various educational backgrounds working in a wide range of industries in different positions.
College English Test: An English test used by the Ministry of Education’s higher education department for all Chinese students at colleges and universities. The test has two levels: CET 4 and CET 6.
Test for English Majors: Used by the English Language Teaching Advisory Board under the Ministry of Education for English majors. It has two levels: TEM4 and TEM8.
Certificate: Used by the National Education Examinations Authority and Cambridge International Examinations to evaluate English language skills for business and in daily life. It has three levels: Preliminary, Vantage and Higher-level.
English exam for promotion: Used by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security for professional and technical personnel. Itwas previously a must for job promotion and had three categories: a comprehensive exam; another for those with an educational background in science and engineering; and one for those with an educational background in healthcare.