CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH PET
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British Council

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
01/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 16/04/2019 118€
15/06/2019 Paper 03/05/2019 118€

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Barcelona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
09/03/2019 For Schools-Paper CLOSED 118€
16/03/2019 Paper CLOSED 118€
08/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 30/04/2019 118€
15/06/2019 Paper 07/05/2019 118€
23/07/2019 Paper 14/06/2019 118€

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Bizkaia

Bilbao
Date Type of exam Registration until
24/04/2019 Computer* 07/04/2019*
24/05/2019 Paper 10/04/2019
08/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 24/04/2019
20/06/2019 For Schools-Computer* 05/06/2019*
04/07/2019 Computer* 19/06/2019

Exam fee: 118€
 * Limited places
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Portugalete-Santa Maria Ikastetxea

Date Exam Deadline for registration
22/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 08/05/2019 

Barakaldo-Colegio San Vicente de Paul Ikastetxea

Date Exam Deadline for registration
15/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 03/05/2019 

Gernika-San Fidel Ikastetxea

Date Exam Deadline for registration
08/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 24/04/2019 

Ondarroa-IES Ondarroa BHI

Date Exam Deadline for registration
08/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 24/04/2019 

Madrid

 

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
26/01/2019 Computer* 14/01/2019* 118€
23/02/2019 Paper 17/01/2019 118€
09/03/2019 For Schools-Paper 31/01/2019 118€
13/04/2019 For Schools-Paper 07/03/2019 118€
24/04/2019 Computer* 08/04/2019* 118€
18/05/2019 For Schools-Paper 08/04/2019 118€
24/05/2019 Paper 20/04/2019 118€
08/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 04/05/2019 118€
20/06/2019 For Schools-Computer* 08/06/2019 118€
22/06/2019 Computer* 10/06/2019* 118€
04/07/2019 Computer* 22/06/2019 118€

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
15/06/2019 Paper Until 07/05/2019 118€
22/06/2019 For Schools-Paper Until 14/05/2019 118€

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Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm To confirm To confirm 118€

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Valencia

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 11/04/2019 118€
08/06/2019 For Schools-Paper 11/04/2019 118€
15/06/2019 Paper 02/05/2019 118€
20/06/2019 For Schools-Computer 02/05/2019* 118€
22/06/2019 Computer 02/05/2019* 118€
23/07/2019 Paper 03/06/2019 118€
27/07/2019 For Schools-Paper 03/06/2019 118€

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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%

See also