The Standardized Test of English Proficiency (STEP) is an English language testing, training and certification program launched by The Hindu Group in 2016.  The product was envisioned to meet the English language skill requirements of industry and to improve employability of Indian youth, particularly in tier-2-tier-3 cities and rural areas. Our mission is to make high quality English language learning economical and accessible to all, by using advanced technology and world-class training practices. STEP’s tests and training programs will help students, institutions, and employers access and improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Since its inception, over 1.25 lakh individuals have taken the STEP and have benefited from its programs online at, through the STEP Android mobile application, and at campuses around the country. Esteemed institutions like the Mckinsey Social Initiative, Shiv Nadar Foundation and the Rural Skills Mission have also used the product.