The British Council launched a new global English test, known as the APTIS on 14 September 2012. Aptis is a global English assessment tool designed for organizations and institutions.
This is apparently the first major international English test that enables the students to sit for the test through one or more channels, conducting it from many locations via computers and face to face interactions.
Candidates can also access Aptis from remote locations around the world with limited internet connectivity, allowing many more organizations and individuals to develop relationships with the English language.
Aptis is a flexible and adaptable English test for adults, which can be used to assess ability in all four English skills i.e. speaking, listening, reading and writing. It can also be suited to test one or more specific skills, which can allow organizations to test the skills relevant to their needs. This new test complements tests such as IELTS.