Aptis ESOL General

Aptis ESOL General is a four-skills general English proficiency exam which assesses language proficiency from A1 to B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). If you demonstrate a level superior to a B2 you will be awarded a C level.

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

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

Aptis ESOL General 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

* 50 questions (25 + 25)

Find out more about how to prepare for Aptis ESOL.