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Cambridge English: Advanced

(CAE)
Difficulty level: C1 / advanced

Who is it for?
If you can communicate with confidence in English for work or
study purposes, this is the exam for you. CAE is taken by more
Cambridge English: First
than 60,000 people each year in more than 60 countries.
( FCE) CAE is one of the Cambridge exams.
Difficulty level: B2 /Upper Intermediate
What is the CAE test like?
The First Certificate in English is the most
The test has four sections:
important of the Cambridge exams.

What is the Cambridge First test like? 1. Reading & Use of English - 90 minutes
The test has four sections: 2. Writing - 2 tasks , 90 minutes
3. Listening - 40 minutes, 30 questions
1. Reading & Use of English -75 minutes 4. Speaking - interview, normally with another candidate, 15
2. Writing - 2 essays, 80 minutes minutes
3. Listening - 40 minutes
4. Speaking - interview, normally with Score
another candidate, 14 minutes A, B, C (pass), D, E or U (fail)
CAE pass is accepted for entry to some universities.
Paper-based or computer-based exams
The Reading and Use of English section counts for 40% of the
You can do the FCE exam on a computer or on
marks.
paper.
The Writing, Listening & Speaking sections each count for 20% of
Score
the marks.
A, B, C (pass), D, E or U (fail)
FCE A grade pass is accepted for entry to some You will receive a Statement of Results. If your performance
universities ranges between CEFR Levels B2 and C2, you will also receive a
certificate.
Level
Pass grades:
B2 / Upper intermediate. Click here to see a
Grade A (C2), Grade B (C1), Grade C (C1)
comparison of FCE scores with other exams.
If you do not pass, but still do reasonably well you are issued a B2
Where do I take the test?
certificate.
Arrange with your closest test centre.
Level
When can I take the test?
Advanced. Click here to see a comparison of CAE with other
The FCE test can be taken most months in either
exams.
paper-based or computer-based format. The
paper-based test can be taken in March, May, Paper-based or computer-based exams
June, August and December. The computer- You can do the CAE exam on a computer or on paper.
based test can be taken in February, April, July,
When can I take the test?
August and November. Not all test centres will
Arrange with your closest test centre. The CAE test can be taken
administer both types of test.
most months in either paper-based or computer-based format. Not
How much does it cost to take FCE? all test centres will administer both types of test.
Fees are set by test centres. Expect to pay
How much does it cost to take CAE?
around 160 euros.
Fees are set by test centres. Expect to pay around 150 euros.
Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)
Difficulty level: B1 / low intermediate
The Preliminary English Test is one of the Cambridge English exams.
Who is it for?
Do this test if you want to know that you have an intermediate level of English. With this level of English you will enjoy
holidays in English speaking countries. You should probably continue studying once you have passed the PET exam.
What is the PET test like?
The test has these sections:
1. Reading Writing are taken together - 90 minutes
2. Listening - 30 minutes
3. Speaking - an interview, 10 minutes
There are two versions of the PET test:
1. PET
2. PET for Schools
Both versions have the same type of questions. The PET for schools test has content of interest to school-age
learners.
Paper-based or computer-based exams
You can do the PET exam on a computer or on paper. The computer-based exam is available once a month. The
paper-based exam is only available six times a year.
Score
pass, pass with merit, narrow fail, or fail
Level
B1 / Alte 2 / low intermediate. Click here to see how it compares with other exams.
Where do I take the test?
At a test centre.
When can I take the test?
Arrange with your closest test centre. The paper-based test can be taken 6 times a year. The computer-based test is
available once a month.
How much does it cost to take PET?
Fees are set by test centres. Expect to pay around 130 euros.

Cambridge English: KEY (KET)


Difficulty level: A2 elementary
The Key English Test is the easiest of the Cambridge exams.
Who is it for?
Do this test if you want to know your studies have started well and you have a basic knowledge of reading, writing,
speaking and listening.
What is the KET test like?
The test has three sections:
1. Reading & Writing - 70 minutes, 56 questions
2. Listening - 25 minutes
3. Speaking - 8-10 minutes
There are two versions of the KET test:
1. KET
2. KET for Schools
Both versions have the same type of questions. The KET for schools test has content of interest to school-age
learners.
Score
The Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking sections each count for 25% of the marks.
You will receive a Statement of Results. If your performance ranges between CEFR Levels B1 and A1, you will also
receive a certificate.
Pass with distinction (B1), Pass with Merit (A2), Pass (A2)
If you do not pass, but still do reasonably well you are issued an A1 certificate
Level
A2 / B1 / elementary / low intermediate.
Click here to see a comparison of KET scores with other exams.
When can I take the test?
Arrange with your closest test centre. You can do the test in two formats. Paper-based or Computer-based. The KET
can be taken approximately once a month.
How much does it cost to take KET?
Fees are set by test centres. Expect to pay around 120 euros.