The TEM-8, short for the Test for English Major-8, is held by Foreign Language Teaching Higher Education Steering Committee. The test is held in first ten days of March, every year. The candidates are senior English-majors or students from other related majors. Non-English majors or other related majors students and external students are not qualified to attend the exam. The test is composd of listening, reading, correcting incorrect words, translation, and writing sections, respectively. Scores from 60 to 69 represent pass, 70-79 "good", and above 80 "excellent". The certificate issued after passing the test will be valid for life.