The Standard Test of Persian Language Skills held in four countries and ten cities on 3 Dey, 1400. SAMFA is the acronym for measuring Persian skills standards. SAMFA assesses the standard of language skills of individuals, regardless of where and with what book they have learned Persian. Like the TOEFL and IELTS tests in English. This test has been designed and implemented by the Center for International Scientific Cooperation, the National Education Evaluation Organization and the General Directorate of Non-Iranian Students of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and with the cooperation of prominent professors of universities and scientific institutes. A scientific framework and supporting document have been prepared for this exam, which is published by the Center for International Scientific Cooperation of the MSRT.
In addition, this test also has the advantage of having a speech skills test, which is evaluated after recording the productions of Persian students along with other reading, listening and writing skills in the country’s education evaluation organization. The exam is one of the criteria for studying in the universities of the Islamic Republic. According to approved regulations, all non-Iranian students volunteering to study at the country’s universities must take the test. This test consists of two parts: general and academic. This test is held at least 3 times a year in January, June and September. From next year, this test will be held simultaneously inside the country and Persian language chairs outside Iran.
For the first time, this standardized test is concentrated in the country’s universities on Thursdays and Fridays, December 26 and 27, 2017 at Imam Khomeini International University, Tehran, Isfahan, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and Bu Ali Sina University of Hamadan for non-Iranian students It was held out of 650 volunteers.