Hire and Train the Best Talent through the Spoken English Test

Communication is an important competency in today’s corporate world. The better your communication skills, the better a person understands you. Communication is a two-way process and therefore requires complete understanding among the communicators. Depending on the nature of your profession; if you work in a team or interact with customers or other people, having effective communication skills is very important. Effective communication skills are now an essential professional requirement and are considered vital to convert your performance into success. To be a good communicator, you need to be a good speaker and an active listener.

Mettl’s SpeechX, which is an AI-powered speech simulator, helps in assessing a candidate’s speaking skills. The tool is based on CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines for evaluating candidates on four essential parameters - Pronunciation, Fluency, Grammar, and Listening Comprehension.

This test aims to evaluate candidates on their ability to communicate with the emphasis on how well it is done, in terms of appropriacy, and the capacity to deal with unfamiliar topics.


Test Description

SpeechX has been developed to address the pain points of the BPO industry. These being: a low turnaround time in hiring as the candidates have to be manually evaluated, human bias in hiring candidates.

This tool is AI-backed and auto-grades the candidates on Pronunciation, Fluency, Grammar and Listening Comprehension. The test gives an overall score based on the CEFR level, ranging from A1 (beginner) to C2 (proficient), helping the organizations know the level at which a candidate is at present.

This video-proctored assessment is also useful for hiring candidates in roles where excellent speaking skills are required, for example, sales roles.

This assessment evaluates candidates on their ability to actively listen and coherently respond. The questions in the assessment have been designed in such a way that the level of the difficulty of the questions progressively increases in a section as a candidate proceeds in the assessment.


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Use this test for:

While it can be used as a filtration tool, it can also be used as key input into critical HR decisions such as:

Recruitment - hire the best talent from the pool of potential candidates

Learning and Development - understand the current proficiency level of employees; train and develop employees effectively



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Parameters of Evaluation:


Ability to pronounce words correctly for the other person to comprehend the
message being delivered.


Ability to express thoughts and ideas comfortably and smoothly in the English


Ablility to write grammatically correct sentences by formulating simple sentences which conveys the message clearly.
Listening Comprehension Ability to attentively listen, receive and effectively understand what other people say, in a communication process.

Answer to common queries:

Can we benchmark candidates based on our internal sample set?

We can do so selectively. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to assist.

Can we customize the report to include some specific analyses?

We have done so in the past on a client-to-client basis. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you

How it works:

step 1

Add this test to your tests

step 2

Share test link from your tests

step 3

Candidate take the tests

step 4

You get their tests report

Note You will be charged only at step 3. i.e. only when candidate start the test.

Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • ITeS
  • Banking & finance
  • Insurance
  • FMCG
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

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