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This paper presents a research on different problems in final testing and assessing English competence of second year students at a university in Hanoi towards the Vietnamese outcome framework of 6 competence levels. Based on the theoretical framework about contents and methods of assessing English competence, as well as the framework of 6 competence levels adapted for Vietnam, the authors did a survey on the tests and grades of English 4 (final English subject for second year students) from 300 students of different majors from school year 2009-2010 to school year 2015-2016. The authors also gave a questionnaire to 400 students and interviewed 10 lecturers teaching this subject. From the collected data, the research demonstrates different problems in this testing and assessing method and proposes several recommendations to solve the problems.