The C-Test and the MC-Test


  • Patchara Wonghiramsombat Language Institute Thammasat University


The C-Test, which was introduced in 1981, has been used to measure reading comprehension. The test has been adapted and modified into many forms with a variety of deletion methods, starting points, and scoring procedures, resulting in a number of strengths and weaknesses. Due to the weaknesses of the C-Test, an adaptation of the C-Test, the MC-Test, was introduced in 1987. Like the C-Test, the MC-Test has been adapted, modified and used in many research papers. The results show that the MC-Test has more strengths than weaknesses.


How to Cite

Wonghiramsombat, P. (2015). The C-Test and the MC-Test. Thammasat Review, 16(3), 189–202. Retrieved from