Aptis Advanced

Aptis ESOL Advanced is a four-skills general English proficiency exam which assesses language proficiency from B1 to C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).  

Aptis ESOL Advanced tasks are more complex and designed to distinguish between C1 and C2 level candidates. 

You take Aptis ESOL Advanced on a computer in British Council supervised face-to-face test sessions. 

Aptis ESOL Advanced allows you to evaluate all four language skills; speaking listening, reading and writing and test your grammar and vocabulary knowledge. 

Aptis ESOL Advanced format

TEST COMPONENTS LENGTH (MINUTES) SCORING TASKS
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

View a sample Aptis ESOL Advanced Certificate (PDF).

Prepare for Aptis ESOL Advanced

Find out more about Aptis ESOL Advanced in the Aptis Advanced Candidate Guide (PDF).

Watch the Aptis Advanced Test - format and hints videos to find out more about all four skills tested in Aptis ESOL Advanced.