Cambridge KET
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British Council

Cambridge English: Key, also known as the Key English Test (KET), is the lowest level General English exam in the Cambridge English range. It shows that you can communicate in basic English in everyday situations.

Cambridge English: Key for Schools (KETfS) is at the same level as Cambridge English: Key and leads to exactly the same internationally accepted certificate. The only difference is that the exam content is targeted at the interests and experiences of schoolchildren.

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

 

Andorra

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 105€

Barcelona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2017 Paper Closed 105€
09/12/2017 Paper - For Schools Closed 105€
10/03/2018 Paper - For Schools Until 04/02/2018 105€
17/03/2018 Paper Until 11/02/2018 105€

Bizkaia

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
08/02/2018 Computer 26/01/2018 105€

Madrid

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
18/11/2017 For Schools - Paper CLOSED 105€
24/02/2017 Paper Until 14/01/2018 105€

Palma Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
16/06/2018 Paper From 15/01/2018 to 11/05/2018 105€
23/06/2018 Paper - For Schools From 15/01/2018 to 18/05/2018 105€

Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2017 Paper Closed 105€

Valencia

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2017 Paper CLOSED 105€
12/05/2018 Paper 01/02/2018 to 20/03/2018 105€
19/05/2018 For Schools - Paper 01/02/2018 to 20/03/2018 105€
02/06/2018 For Schools - Paper 01/02/2018 to 23/04/2018 105€
16/06/2018 Paper 01/02/2018 to 30/04/2018 105€
21/06/2018 For Schools - Computer* 01/02/2018 to 28/05/2018 105€
24/07/2018 Paper 01/02/2018 to 11/06/2018 105€

 * Limited places

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS EXAM?

You should take the KET if you have done about 250 hours of study or practice and 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.

WHAT IS THE EXAM FORMAT?

There are three parts to the exam. You do the Reading and Writing and the Listening papers on the same day. You may need to return to do the Speaking on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners and one other exam candidate.

KET / KETFS READING AND WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING
Time allowed 1 hr 10 mins 30 mins 8-10 mins per pair of candidates
Marks (% of total) 50% 25% 25%

See also