A candidate taking an APTIS test

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Aptis Advanced has the optimal point of discrimination at levels C1 and C2. Aptis Advanced will provide the precision and detail needed to discriminate accurately between these levels.


Aptis Advanced is currently available as a computer based test and is supervised by British Council staff. If you are interested in registering for the test please click here

PLEASE NOTE it is our policy not to allow for candidates to re-take the test within a three month period.   


What does aptis advanced test?

Aptis Advanced allows you to evaluate all of the language skills.

The test consists of a core component (grammar and vocabulary), which is combined with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

Grammar and Vocabulary 25 0 - 50 50
Speaking 10 CEFR B1 - C2 /0-50 3
Writing 45 CEFR B1 - C2 /0-50  3
Listening 30 CEFR B1 - C2 /0-50  28 (+/- 4) 
Reading 60 CEFR B1 - C2 /0-50 4

Aptis advanced scoring

Candidate performance in each skill is mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). An Aptis Advanced candidate will receive a score on a numerical scale (0 to 50) for the grammar and vocabulary section, and a score on a numerical scale (0 – 50) and CEFR level (B1–C2) for each skill they take and a CEFR global level. This will make up the candidate’s language proficiency profile. View an example of an Advanced Candidate Report Form (link below).

So whether your testing requirement is for recruitment, workforce development or training, Aptis is the forward thinking English test for you.