Preliminary English Test (PET)

Cambridge English: Preliminary is also known as the Preliminary English Test (PET) and Preliminary English Test for Schools (PETfS). This exam 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.

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

Exam dates, fees and locations

Andorra

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 115€

Barcelona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
25/07/2017 Paper Closed 113€
01/12/2017 Paper To confirm 115€
09/12/2017 For Schools - Paper To confirm 115€

Bizkaia

Bilbao

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
25/11/2017 Computer Until 10/11/2017 or places run out* 115€
28/11/2017 Paper - For Schools Until 27/10/2017 115€

 * Limited places

Madrid

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
07/09/2017 Computer until 20/08/2017 or places run out* 115€
20/10/2017 Computer until 01/10/2017 or places run out* 115€
28/10/2017 For Schools - Computer until 08/10/2017 or places run out* 115€
11/11/2017 Paper until 01/10/2017 115€
18/11/2017 For Schools - Paper until 08/10/2017 115€

* Limited places

 

Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
11/11/2017 Paper Until 06/10/2017 115€

Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
25/07/2017 Paper Closed 113€

Valencia

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
25/07/2017 Paper Closed 113€
01/12/2017 Paper 04/09 to 16/10 115€

(*) Limited places

 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS EXAM?

Studying for the PET exam 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.

HOW DOES THE EXAM PROCESS WORK?

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.

PET / PETFS READING AND WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING 
Time allowed 1 hr 30 mins 30 mins 10-12 mins per pair of candidates
Marks (% of total) 50% 25% 25%