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DGCA English proficiency test

Old 11th Oct 2010, 17:47
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DGCA English proficiency test

So , the DGCA makes our life even harder by requiring this new English proficiency test.

Does anybody know who are the official DGCA examiners who can administer this test along with their contact details ?

As for the test itself , I feel pretty confident being an FAA CFI with good command of the English language. However being DGCA , it may be totally different. Any idea of what to expect from someone who has taken it ?
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Old 11th Oct 2010, 17:59
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Check with your local DGCA, they have a list of all examiners... and the test is not very difficult... I did mine in 2008...
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FAA licenses have "English Proficient" on it. Which is equivalent to ICAO ELP level 4.
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Old 14th Oct 2010, 19:40
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@euindkan it just says english proficient, is it mentioned anywhere on the FAA website??where did you get this info from??
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http://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviat.../inFO08012.pdf


First paragraph on page two ...
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@Rotorhead1026 thnx for the link
Since we all are bound by the DGCA regs....unfortunately.....will they ever consider this valid....because after conversion we fly with our indian licences....n no where it states that on the DGCA licence
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Originally Posted by flight517
will they ever consider this valid
That ... you will have to ask them. I wouldn't count on it.
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 06:08
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Does anyone have info on how to go about the DGCA ENGLISH PROFICIENCY CHECK, especially for people who are still waiting to be hired for airlines??

I hear dgca conducts an exam every now and then but can't seem to find any information anywhere on their website. Every person I've spoken to has a different story.

Also heard there is a time limit after which my CPL becomes invalid if I don't English Proficient Certificate.
I have a FAA licence which says English Proficient, isn't that enough?

People with authentic information only reply.
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The list is on the site. ICAO licenses are issued with LP-EN which implies level 4. A verification letter from your jurisdiction will detail the EP level with expiry (if applicable).
DGCA will accept ICAO EP. I got a level 5 from my airline but my ICAO license has level 6 so i submitted that and have gotten the same on my Indian ATP.

I hope this is authentic enough for you
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@av8r76

The list is on the site. ICAO licenses are issued with LP-EN which implies level 4. A verification letter from your jurisdiction will detail the EP level with expiry (if applicable).
DGCA will accept ICAO EP. I got a level 5 from my airline but my ICAO license has level 6 so i submitted that and have gotten the same on my Indian ATP.

I hope this is authentic enough for you
Thank you for your prompt response.

Can you please elaborate.
What list is on the site? examiners / procedures / examination schedule??

FAA licence says English proficient but does not mention level. On conversion to DGCA CPL what EP - level does one get by default. Apparently there is no EP level mentioned on my DGCA CPL.

How does one enhance EP level and get it endorsed on the licence??
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 09:48
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FAA english proficient corresponds to level 4. Other nations accept it, no idea about DGCA
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Old 29th Apr 2011, 10:21
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http://dgca.nic.in/operator/Examiners_LPR.pdf
This link has the list of all the approved ELPT examiners. If you scroll down to the end, you can see names or various CFIs. I guess if you are not employed with an airline yet, they should be able to conduct your ELPT.

http://dgca.nic.in/cars/D7G-G3.pdf
This link is for the CAR which covers the ELP. As per the CAR, the ELP has to be endorsed on you License [ICAO Lvl 4 min] latest by 05 Mar 2011. Their validity are :
Level 4 : 03 years
Level 5 : 06 years
Level 6 : Lifetime

Also a Quote from the CAR which should interest a few people :
The Certificate of English Language Proficiency issued by other organizations
recognized by ICAO or by member contracting States of ICAO, shall also be
accepted.
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Just wanted to confirm, am I correct in saying that all new applicants have to sit an English Language Proficiency test before applying for CPL?

I hold a CASA CPL and will be applying for conversion soon. There were no language test requirements when I got my Australian license so I've never had to do it.

Also worth mentioning that the DGCA CPL application form doesn't ask for English Language Proficiency, despite the CAR requirement.
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 11:21
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how about doing this test now....the dates have passed....where to check for new dates. I couldn't find it on DGCA's website.

Also, is it some kind of a course for this or just random...
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Old 25th Jul 2012, 03:55
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English Language Proficiency

Guys a few quick questions.

Any idea on how to get an ELP endorsement on DGCA CPL based on an ICAO ELP certificate?
What's the fee for endorsement and the time frame required?

Cheers
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Old 27th Jul 2012, 19:31
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DGCA is making a fool of the public.
I had a FAA license with english proficient on it. I got it in 2009 so that means i am good till 2012(class 4).
I went to a DGCA designated examiner,gave the test, paid him 5k and got level 6 proficiency.
Went to DGCA to get it stamped it on my license, but Mr. Vasishth denied saying that there are a lot of people getting their proficiency done by paying and not giving the exams, however he sent me to Mr. Bharadwaj.
I told him the problem.
First excuse "aapne toh waha se flying hi nahi ki". Fortunately i had done my recency from India so could show him my logbook.
Second '' use toh english bolni hi nahi aati". The examiners that were made sat for an exam and there were a panel of three Judges. If they were not up to the mark you shuldn't have had made them examiners.
At last I asked him what should I do. " kuch nahi ghar jao,so jao", this is the reply what i get from the director licensing and training.. Sucha helpless feeling it was. It is a pity that we have such officers protecting our skies.
Went back to Mr. Vasishth, he told me to come later as they still had to decide on the matter, weather to endorse the proficiency or not.
Since then have been there 3 times but no luck.

The last time he told me to do it from CTE Hydrabad , bcoz they will not accept it from anywhere else, unless you are flying for some carrier.

So my advise to you all is to do it from CTE and save yourself so much trouble.


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Old 29th Jul 2012, 03:53
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http://dgca.nic.in/cars/D7G-G3.pdf

Page 8, point 7.

It clearly mentions that ICAO issued ELP's will be accepted. Then why would they want you to do the exam again? Pathetic!!
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Old 29th Jul 2012, 07:41
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Endorsed

I personally got in touch with a certain captain from pawan hans in mumbai who assessed me and gave me a level 5, he was on the approved list of examiners on the dgca website. The dgca regional office in kalina, mumbai then issued my endorsement within a day. Hope this clears some air around the whole issue. I am not flying for any carrier by the way and have had a lot of friends do the same as me. Please feel free to pm me for any help
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Old 29th Jul 2012, 15:17
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hi

hey, how did u manage to get the endorsement thing done? i was told in delhi that it will take time and as of now the EPL-4 endoresemnts r on HOLD!!! its been 6 months now. my file is still in delhi. i got my certificate from ahmedabad AAA.. any help??
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Old 29th Jul 2012, 15:31
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Mr.cb

With whom you did EPL test..Please pm me contact no and detail so i can cal and i can do mine too..

Thanks in advance
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