Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Urdu Placement

Fri, April 15, 2011 | PAR 105

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Information Regarding the Urdu Placement Exam


All students taking the exam will need to have an official photo identification (UT ID) card with them.  They will also need to bring with them a form that they will receive from the Measurement and Evaluation Center after they have paid the required fees.

Instructional Assessment and Evaluation

Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment

The University of Texas at Austin

2616 Wichita Street, Box 7246

Austin, TX 78713-7246

(512) 232-2662


All students who appear for the placement exam will take one exam.  On this exam, if they receive 90% or higher, then they will receive credit (in hours only), for two years of Urdu (Urdu 506, 507, 312K and 312L = 16 hours).  If the students receive a score in the range of 75-89, then they will receive credit (in hours only) for one year of Urdu (Urdu 506 & 507 = 10 hours).  The students will not receive a letter grade for the same exams since we only give letter grades for courses completed in residence at the University of Texas at Austin.  Thus the exam will not have any impact on the students' GPA. 


Ninety percent of the exam will require the students to write in the Urdu script.  The exam will include translation exercises (from English to Urdu) as well as Urdu reading comprehension.


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