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Who accepts Cambridge English exams?

Cambridge English exams are accepted by over 15,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. Our exams can open doors to higher education, improve employment opportunities, and because they are globally recognised, can increase learners’ choices for study or work.
Using Cambridge English exams for employment and admissions

By accepting our exams, not only do you make it easy to describe the language skills your institution or organization needs, it can also raise your profile with hundreds of thousands of candidates who already have those skills.

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Click the above link to find out the right Cambridge English exam that suits you because these exams are accepted by over 15,000 universities, employers and governments around the world.

 

General English

  • General English Proficiency Test
  • Key English Test (KET)
  • Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • Certificate in Proficiency of English(CPE)
  • Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

General English Proficiency Test

Whether you’re a student or a professional, if you want to fine tune your language skills, we have the exam for you. Find which General English qualification suits you best.

Key English Test- KET

Cambridge English: Key, also known as Key English Test (KET), the first exam in the series of Cambridge English exams for adults and it demonstrates your ability to use English to communicate in everyday situations. It shows you have made a good start in learning English. Cambridge English: Key is also known as the Key English Test (KET).

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You should take the KET if you can speak, write and understand Basic English. This exam is the first step in building your English language skills for work or study in the future.
To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Ask and answer questions about yourself and others.
  • Understand announcements and instructions when people speak slowly and clearly.
  • Tell people what you think about something you read or hear.

Level of qualification: Elementary = A2 on the Common European Framework

Preliminary English Test- PET ( Practical English for everyday use)

Cambridge English: Preliminary, also known as Preliminary English Test- PET, is an intermediate level qualification. It shows you are able to use your English language skills for work, study and travel. This exam level shows that you can communicate in English in practical, everyday situations. It will give you a good foundation if you want to study for a professional English qualification.

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Studying for the PET will improve your English so that you can communicate when travelling or dealing with English speakers for work.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Express your likes and dislikes, and discuss them with others.
  • Understand spoken and written announcements and instructions.
  • Write a personal letter or take notes from a meeting or discussion.

Level of qualification: Intermediate = B1 on the Common European Framework

First Certificate in English- FCE ( Ready for success, study and life)

Cambridge English: FCE, also known as First Certificate in English- FCE, is an upper-intermediate level qualification. It proves you can use everyday written and spoken English for work or study purposes. This general English qualification proves that you can speak and write English well enough to work or study in an English-speaking environment.

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You should study for the FCE if you want to work in an English-speaking business, live in an English-speaking country or study a foundation-level or pre-university course taught in English.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Write short reports and emails.
  • Explain an idea or have a detailed discussion in English.
  • Understand general English on TV and in newspapers.

Level of qualification: Upper intermediate = B2 on the Common European Framework

Certificate in Advanced English- CAE ( A Badge of Excellence)

The demand for high-level English language skills is increasing all around the world. Passing Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) shows that you are a high achiever. This general English qualification shows that your English is of a standard expected of a professional business person or an undergraduate university student.

Why Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is a badge of excellence:
  •  Accepted globally as proof of high achievement.

More than 4,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) as proof of high-level achievement.

  • A certificate with endless opportunities.

Helps you develop the language skills you need for success, and can be used for your university and student visa applications in the UK and Australia

  • It provides high-level English skills for academic and professional success.

Preparing for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries

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You should take CAE if you want to prove to employers or universities that you can communicate confidently in English in professional and high-level academic situations. To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Write complex reports and emails, and take notes in meetings or lectures.
  • Give presentations on complicated ideas in English
  • Understand a variety of texts, from fiction to newspaper opinion pieces.

Level of qualification: Advanced = C1 on the Common European Framework

Certificate in Proficiency of English- CPE ( Proof of Exceptional English Ability)

Cambridge English: Proficiency, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), is our most advanced qualification. It proves you have achieved an extremely high level in English. This qualification shows that you have mastered English and can use it fluently in demanding research, academic and professional situations. This is the highest Cambridge English qualification.

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You should take the CPE if you want to prove to employers that you can use English at a senior management level, or if you want to study at postgraduate or PhD level at an English-speaking university. To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Understand almost everything you hear or read in English
  • Use and understand formal, academic and colloquial language.
  • Negotiate, argue and discuss the subtle issues of complex subjects.

Level of qualification: Proficient = C2 on the Common European Framework

Teaching Knowledge Test- TKT

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) will help you to teach English to schoolchildren and adult learners at home or around the world. Use TKT to increase your confidence as a teacher and improve your job prospects.

Why Take TKT ?
  • Improve your career options
  • Take a flexible course that fits around you.
  • Begin a journey towards other teaching qualifications.
  • Get a Cambridge English Teaching Qualification.
  • Includes online professional development for teachers.

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Professional English Proficiency Test

Business English Certificate (BEC)

Cambridge English: Business Certificates, also known as Business English Certificates (BEC), are a suite of three English language qualifications for international business.

  • Cambridge English – Business Preliminary ( BEC Preliminary)
  • Cambridge English- Business Vantage ( BEC Vantage)
  • Cambridge English- Business Higher ( BEC Higher)

In today’s global business world, it is important to show employers you can communicate in English effectively in every-day business situations. They will help you to achieve your ambitions to:

  • Work abroad
  • Work with international organizations in your own country.
  • Study business-related subjects taught in English.

They show that you can use English confidently in international business environments.

Cambridge English- Business Preliminary ( BEC- Preliminary)

Cambridge English: Business Certificates are designed to give you practical skills to help you succeed in English-speaking international business environments.

Cambridge English: Business Preliminary, also known as Business English Certificate (BEC) Preliminary, is an intermediate level exam. It is the first in a series of three Cambridge English Business Certificates. This qualification shows employers that you can communicate in English in practical everyday business situations. It is the same level as the Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET), but is focused on English in business situations.

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You should take this exam if you want to improve your English for your career. Studying for the BEC Preliminary will give you a good foundation in the English skills you will need to work in international business contexts.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Follow short telephone conversations or general business discussions.
  • Discuss practical business tasks such as ordering or answering general enquiries.
  • Write brief factual business letters or emails.

Level of qualification: Intermediate = B1 on the Common European Framework

Cambridge English- Business Vantage ( BEC- Vantage)

Cambridge English: Business Certificates are designed to give you practical skills to help you succeed in English-speaking international business environments.

Cambridge English: Business Vantage, also known as Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage, is an upper-intermediate level exam. It is the second in a series of three Cambridge English Business Certificates. This qualification shows that you can communicate in English in a business environment. It is the same level as the Cambridge English: First (FCE) qualification, but is focused on English for business.

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You should take this exam if you want to prove to employers that your English is good enough for you to work in an English-speaking business environment. Studying for the BEC Vantage will develop your confidence and the English skills you need to succeed in international business contexts.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of business reports and letters.
  • Express your opinion or have a discussion about factual issues.
  • Give a short prepared presentation, and write a brief proposal.

Level of qualification: Upper Intermediate = B2 on the Common European Framework

Cambridge English- Business Higher ( BEC- Higher)

Cambridge English: Business Certificates are designed to give you practical skills to help you succeed in English-speaking international business environments.

Cambridge English: Business Higher, also known as Business English Certificate (BEC) Higher, is the third of the three certificates. It is a high level exam. It is the final exam in a series of three Cambridge English Business Certificates. This qualification shows that you can communicate confidently in English in a business environment. It is the same level as the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), but is focused on English for business.

Click here for more info- BEC Higher

You should take this exam if you want to develop professional English business skills. The BEC Higher qualification proves to employers that you can be effective in a demanding English-speaking business environment.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Take an active part in business meetings, expressing your opinions and arguing your point of view.
  • Understand most business reports and correspondence.
  • Write detailed business proposals and letters..

Level of qualification: Advanced = C1 on the Common European Framework

School Exams

  • Young Learners Exam (YLE)
  • KET For Schools (KET)
  • PET For Schools (PET)
  • FCE For Schools (FCE)

General English Proficiency Test

  • Key English Test (KET)
  • Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • First Certificate in English (FCE)
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • Certificate in Proficiency of English(CPE)
  • Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

Professional English Proficiency Test

  • Business English Certificate (BEC)
  • BULATS
  • International Legal English Certificate (ILEC)
  • International Certificate in Financial English (ICFE)

Young Learners Exam- Age 7 to 12

Cambridge English: Young Learners is a series of fun, motivating English language tests, aimed at children in primary and lower-secondary education. There are three activity-based tests – Starters, Movers and Flyers. This gives students a clear path to improve in English.

YLE- Starters

Cambridge English: Starters, also known as Young Learners English: Starters, is the start of a child’s language learning journey. The test introduces them to everyday written and spoken English in a fun and motivating way.

Cambridge English: Starters is the first of three Cambridge English: Young Learners tests, aimed at children in primary and lower secondary education. This test will encourage your child to learn English from an early age and create a positive attitude to language tests. It offers a reliable and consistent measure of how well a child is doing in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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Children who take the test are usually of ages 7 &8. In the test your child will need to:

  • Recognize colours in English
  • Answer very simple questions about themselves
  • Write short one-word answers to basic questions

Cambridge English: Starters award is a great way to:

  • Celebrate children’s achievements
  • Build their confidence
  • Reward their individual ability.

Level of qualification: Preliminary.

Achieving a YLE Starters certificate allows your child to progress to advance to the next level: YLE Movers.

YLE- Movers

Cambridge English: Movers, also known as Young Learners English: Movers, is the next step in a child’s language learning journey, after taking Cambridge English- Starters. It is a great way to help children build on their language skills and make further progress in English.

Cambridge English: Movers is the second of three Cambridge English: Young Learners tests, aimed at children in primary and lower secondary education. This test will encourage your child to communicate in real-life situations in English and create a positive attitude to language tests. It offers a reliable and consistent measure of how well a child is doing in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Click here for more info- YLE Movers

Children who take the test are usually between the ages of 8 and 11. In the test your child will need to:

  • Understand basic instructions in English
  • Fill out a simple form or respond to questions about themselves
  • Answer questions and write down simple facts (such as days of the week, times or names) they hear or read in a children’s story.

Level of qualification: Beginner = A1 on the Common European Framework

Achieving the YLE Movers certificate allows your child to progress to the next level: YLE Flyers.

YLE- Flyers

Cambridge English: Flyers, also known as Young Learners English: Flyers, is the next step of a child’s language learning journey, after taking Cambridge English- Movers. It is a great way to show children can deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level.

Cambridge English: Flyers is the highest level of three fun, motivating Cambridge English: Young Learners tests, aimed at children in primary and lower secondary education. This test shows that your child can understand simple English in everyday situations and can communicate in basic English. It offers a reliable and consistent measure of how well a child is doing in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Click here for more info- YLE Flyers

Children who take the test are usually between the ages of 9 and 12, and have been learning English as a second language for two to three years at school.

In the test your child will need to:

  • Explain the differences between two stories or pictures.
  • Write or tell a short story in English.
  • Ask questions and use the past tense. The Cambridge English: Flyers test is equivalent to the Cambridge English: Key for Schools (KETfS).

Level of qualification: Elementary = A2 on the Common European Framework

Achieving the YLE Flyers certificate allows your child to aim for Key English Test for Schools (KET for Schools) or Preliminary English Test for Schools (PET for Schools).

Key English Test For Schools- KET

Cambridge English: Key for Schools, also known as Key English Test (KET) for Schools, shows that a student can use simple, everyday written and spoken English.

Cambridge English: Key for Schools is a basic level qualification. Key English Test (KET) for Schools is an English language qualification at A2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Preparing for the test equips learners with real-life language skills that can be used in everyday communication. Key English Test (KET) for Schools can provide pupils with an elementary level English language qualification that shows the learner can understand basic written English, communicate in familiar situations and ask and respond to questions about simple spoken directions.

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The exam has been designed for students aged between 11 and 14 and uses topics specifically targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.

This exam is the first step in building your English language skills for work or study in the future. To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Ask and answer questions about yourself and others
  • Understand announcements and instructions when people speak slowly and clearly
  • Tell people what you think about something you read or hear.

Level of qualification: Elementary = A2 on the Common European Framework

Preliminary English Test for Schools- PET ( Practical English for Everyday Use)

Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools, also known as Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools, shows that a student can understand and communicate using everyday written and spoken English.

Cambridge English: Preliminary for Schools is an intermediate level qualification. Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools is an English language qualification at B1 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The test demonstrates that pupils are able to communicate at an intermediate level in English. Preparing for the test equips learners with real-life language skills that can be used to communicate with native speakers for everyday purposes.

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The exam has been designed for students aged between 11 and 14 and uses topics specifically targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.

Studying for the PET for Schools will improve your English so that you can communicate when travelling or dealing with English speakers for work. To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Express your likes and dislikes, and discuss them with others
  • Understand spoken and written announcements and instructions
  • Write a personal letter or take notes from a meeting or discussion.

Level of qualification: Intermediate = B1 on the Common European Framework

First Certificate in English for Schools- FCE

Cambridge English: First for Schools is specially tailored to suit the interests of students, so it increases their motivation to learn English. Because it is based on familiar topics and situations, it gives them the confidence to use their English and inspires them to move on to further qualifications. Cambridge English: First for Schools is at an upper-intermediate level.

First Certificate in English (FCE) for Schools is an English language qualification at B2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The test demonstrates that pupils are able to communicate at an upper intermediate level in English. Preparing for the test equips learners with real-life language skills that can be used to communicate at a high level with native and non-native speakers of English in both work and everyday life situations. FCE is globally recognized by universities, employers and governments.

Click here for more info- FCE Schools.

The exam has been designed for students aged between 11 and 14 and uses topics specifically targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils.

You should study for the FCE for Schools if you want to work in an English-speaking environment, live in an English-speaking country or study a foundation-level or pre-university course taught in English. To take the exam you should be able to:

  • Write short reports and emails
  • Explain an idea or have a detailed discussion in English
  • Understand general English on TV and in newspapers.

Level of qualification: Upper Intermediate = B2 on the Common European Framework

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