Duolingo English Test Registration 2023: Check Duolingo Registration Process & Fees


Anumika Bahukhandi

Anumika BahukhandiStudy Abroad Expert

Updated on Aug 24, 2023 16:07 IST

Duolingo Registration: Candidates looking to study abroad in countries like the US, Canada, UK, or any major English-speaking nation need to prove English language proficiency. Like IELTS, TOEFL or PTE candidates now have a choice to take another popular English language exam, the Duolingo English test. We have already covered preparation tips for the Duolingo exam. In this article, we will inform you everything about Duolingo English test registration process. It is a completely online test, so, students can take it from anywhere, whether it is at home or the office. Test takers need not go to a test center or take an appointment to take the DET exam. Duolingo English test fee is $59 or INR 4852 (Approx) in India.

DET 2023 Registration

According to its conducting body, the Duolingo English Test is convenient, fast, and affordable. Candidates can register for the same from anywhere in the world. As such, there are no restrictions on taking the DET exam. If the candidates are less than 13 years of age then they need to take their parents' permission for taking the Duolingo English Test. Duolingo registration can be done just a few minutes before appearing for it. No specific dates are given by the conducting body for taking the Duolingo Exam. As such there are no specific requirements or restrictions for taking the Duolingo English test, however, students need to have certain equipment as mentioned by the conducting body.

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Duolingo English Test Basic Requirements

  • A valid government ID like a passport, or driver’s license
  • A working computer
  • A well-lit room
  • A reliable internet connection

Duolingo English Test Hardware/Software Requirements

  • A supported browser (Chrome or Opera)
  • A microphone
  • A front-facing camera
  • Speakers

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Duolingo English Test Registration Process

Candidates can register for the Duolingo exam from anywhere in the world through the Duolingo app. The test is fast and convenient and you can register for it a few minutes before taking the test. There are no particular Duolingo English Test dates, so, one can take it any day anytime. You need to pay the Duolingo English Test registration fee of $59 to complete the Duolingo registration process. Also, you need to make an online payment to register for the test.

Step 1: Visit the official website and go to ‘sign up’ to create an account by filling in your details

Duolingo English test
Step 2: Create an account by filling in all the necessary details
Duolingo English Test

Step 3: After creating an account, it takes you to the registration page where you can choose from different options to either 'Try the test', 'Purchase the test' or 'Take the test' as shown in the infographic below.

  • Try the test: You'll get a 15-min practice test to prepare for the Duolingo English Test
  • Purchase the test: It allows you to buy the test and take it within the next 21 days whenever you'll be prepared for it
  • Take the test: If you want to take the test at the time of registration then you need to select this option. It allows you to take the test right after registering for it
Duolingo English test registration

Step 4: After finalizing the option you will be redirected to pay the Duolingo English Test fee. You need to pay the Duolingo English Test registration fee through any of the major credit cards or through PayPal.

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DET 2023 Registration Fee

Duolingo English Test is designed to be a convenient, fast, and affordable test used to prove English language proficiency to get admission to an educational institution abroad. The Duolingo Test fees is $59 or INR 4852 (Approx) for one attempt. If you wish to buy two tests or a test bundle, you will have to pay $98. 

In case you wish to purchase a test which would yield faster results, remember to select the 'faster result' option which would appear while putting the test in your cart. You will have to pay an additional $40 in order to get obtain the results in 12 hours instead of two days.

Duolingo English Test 2023 Registration Fee Payment

Candidates need to make payments online using any credit card or through PayPal. Once the results are obtained, students can send the same to various institutes without paying anything extra. The DET registration fee payment has to be done before you can begin the test.

Duolingo English Test 2023 Registration Rules

While going for Duolingo English Test registration, test takers need to follow certain rules set by Duolingo's conducting body. In case the test taker violates the rules then Duolingo can take any stringent action considering the severity of the situation. They can either cancel your test, or invalidate your score, or the student can be permanently banned from taking the Duolingo English Test.

  • A candidate must have a well-lit room
  • 60 minutes of free time
  • A reliable computer
  • A front-facing camera, a microphone, and speakers
  • The test-taker must be alone in the room
  • The test-takers ears and face must be clearly visible in the camera during the test
  • The test-takers are not allowed to talk to anyone during the test
  • The test-taker cannot access any other web browser during the test
  • The test-taker needs to look into the system and is not allowed to look away from the screen during the test

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Duolingo English Test 2023 Cancellation or Rescheduling

Candidates need to take the Duolingo English Test test within 21 days of registering for the test. No refund is issued for candidates who do not attempt the test within 21 days of payment. So, make sure you take the test within this duration.

DET 2023 Registration FAQs

Q. What is the Duolingo English Test (DET) registration fee?

A. One can purchase one or more than one Duolingo English Test on the official website of Duolingo. Those who wish to buy one test will have to make a fee payment of $59. They will be able to take the test online anytime. Those who wish to save money can purchase the Duolingo English Test Bundle, which is available at a discounted price of $49 each ($98 total). One may obtain his/her Duolingo test scores within 12 hours by paying an additional fee of $40. Test takers should note that the fees may change over time and may depend upon various factors including the location and currency exchange rates.

Q. How can I register for Duolingo English Test in India?

A. Registering for the Duolingo English Test is an easy process. If you wish to apply for the test you need to visit the official website of Duolingo. You will then have to click on the 'sign up' tab on the top right hand side corner of the screen. Fill in your personal information such as age, email address, and password. You can also sign in via your gmail account. Click on 'next'. Now select your preferred test time and date and select your country of residence. Make the registration fee payment with the help of your credit or debit card or PayPal.

Q. Is Duolingo English Test easy?

A. Factors such as the test taker's English language proficiency, how familiar is he/she with the test, and how well is one prepared to take the test will determine if one find the test easy or not. Generally speaking, the Duolingo English Test is created to evaluate one's English language proficiency in sections such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing. In the end one who is well prepared for the test and is thorough with the syllabus will find the test easier as compared to his/her peers who aren't.  

Q. Is there a fee to send the Duolingo English Test results to institutions around the world?

A. The Duolingo English Test scores are accepted by thousands of institutions across the world. After you've appeared for the exam and obtained your results you are free to send the test scores to as many universities as you want for free within the first 30 days. Once that 30-day duration is over and you want to send the scores, you will have to pay a fee in order to send the same to institutions. How much would you have to pay will depend upon the university/college you're targeting and the kind of test report you request.


Q. Can the Duolingo English Test be taken on mobile?

A. One can attempt the Duolingo English Test (DET) on one's laptop or desktop computer with macOS or Windows. Please note that you won't be able to take the DET on any cellular device, tablet, Chromebook, or iPad. Even Linux operating systems or ChromeOS is not supported for the test. If you would take the same on your cell phone your results won't get certified and you won't be able to take the test again. So before the test begins, make sure that no smart watches, phones, tablets or other devices are present in your room.  

Q. What things should one avoid doing while taking the Duolingo English Test?

A. There are certain rules and regulations which one needs to follow in order to appear for the DET. Firstly, do not use headphones or earbuds while attempting the test. If you do so your exam results won't be certified and you will have to sit for the test again. Also, one is not permitted to write or take notes while is test is ongoing. Doing this would get you banned from attempting the test again. If the violation is serious it may also happen that you may not be able to take the test permanently.


Q. Can I take the Duolingo English Test at night?

A. It is upto you when you wish to take the test. No fixed time has been set for appearing for the same. Day or night - the choice is yours. Select what suits your interest best and is convenient. Just make sure that your internet connection is reliable and the speed is decent. However, as the test around an hour to get finished, one needs to stay focused and alert throughout the test's duration. If you're not a night person and easily get tired at that time of the day, it is always a good idea to attempt the test in the morning when you're wide awake and fresh.  

Q. Is Duolingo English Test score accepted in Canada?

A. Yes, various Canadian universities and colleges accept Duolingo English Test scores in order to evaluate the student's English language proficiency. As this is relatively a new language test, students are suggested to reach out to their targeted institutions and confirm if they accept the same or not and also their score requirements. But there are also such institutions in Canada which do not accept its score. The test is slowly becoming an alternative to other standardised language tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc.  

Q. What are some of the important Duolingo English Test rules?

A. Some of important rules which all the test takers should keep in mind before and while attempting the DET are listed below:

  • Make sure that no one is in the test room beside you
  • Your face should not be hidden or unclear
  • Do not use any headphones or earphones for the test
  • Communication with anyone else in the room during the test is not allowed
  • Make sure you enter the write credentials before the test begins

Making notes is not permitted Looking away from the screen is not allowed

Q. What are the disadvantages of Duolingo English test?

A. Although there are many benefits of taking the Duolingo English Test, the same has a few disadvantages as well. Firstly, being a new test it has limited test questions as compared to the other famous language proficiency tests such as IELTS or TOEFL. This implies that one may come around similar questions while attempting the test more than once and may not have access to a larger test content. As the test is conducted online only as of now, if you're experiencing technical issues like internet connectivity problems or computer-related issues, your performance can get affected.  




Ufuoma Peace

a month ago

When I registered and pay, can I write the test immediately

Reply to Ufuoma Peace


Anumika BahukhandiStudy Abroad Expert

a month ago

Hello Ufuoma. Yes, you can start the test immediately after purchasing it. You will get one credit for purchasing one DET. On purchasing a DET bundle, you will get two credits. These credits are used to attempt the Duolingo English Test. Candidates are provided a total of 3 attempt for using the cre



priya sapkade

3 months ago

If we get 100 score it is enough for pass duolingo exam.

Reply to priya sapkade


Anumika BahukhandiStudy Abroad Expert

3 months ago

Hello Priya. Obtaining a good DET score can help you in getting admission into your desired educational institution. The desired test scores are decided by the universities as part of their admission criteria. A score of 100 falls in the Upper-Intermediate (85-120) category. It implies that one can




4 months ago

If i received score in range of 90-135 in duolingo practice test then what can be my actual english test if i give i just anticipating answer based on previous experiences that people had with them.

Reply to aman


Anumika BahukhandiStudy Abroad Expert

4 months ago

Hello Aman. The score which you've obtained in your practice test does not give an absolute real picture of the score you'll obtain in DET. Scores obtained in the practice test roughly predict your real test scores. Scores of the real test are usually an average of your practice test scores. You can




4 months ago

sorry for grammatical mistake i didn't recognize before posting and now, i am not able to edi that


Marchee Nyanh

8 months ago

I need the official email for the test

Reply to Marchee Nyanh


Anumika BahukhandiStudy Abroad Expert

5 months ago

Hello Marchee, the official website for Duolingo is englishtest.duolingo.com.

What is the official page to book the test?

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Piyush Kohli

8 months ago

Hi, we have given the official page link in the above article.

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