CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH PET
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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

Álava

Vitória-Gasteiz
(Carmelitas del Sagrado Corazón)

Date Type of exam Registration until Price
19/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 03/05/2021 119€

Andorra

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
05/06/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 119€
12/06/2021 Paper 21/04/2021 119€

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Barcelona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
05/06/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 119€
12/06/2021 Paper 21/04/2021 119€
20/07/2021 Paper 02/06/2021 119€

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Bizkaia

Bilbao
Date Type of exam Registration until Price
21/04/2021 Computer 11/04/2021 or places run out* 119€
21/05/2021 Paper 09/04/2021 119€
05/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 23/04/2021 119€
17/06/2021 For Schools-Computer 06/06/2021 or places run out* 119€
26/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 07/05/2021 119€
01/07/2021 Computer 21/06/2021 or places run out* 119€
24/07/2021 For Schools-Paper 14/06/2021 119€
* Limited places
Gernika-Lumo (San Fidel Ikastetxea)
Date Type of exam Registration until Price
19/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 03/05/2021 119€
Portugalete (Santa Maria Ikastetxea)
Date Type of exam Registration until Price
12/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 30/04/2021 119€

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Madrid

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
21/04/2021 Computer* 09/04/2021 or places run out* 119€
24/04/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 119€
15/05/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 119€
22/05/2021 Paper Closed 119€
05/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 15/04/2021 119€
17/06/2021 For Schools-Computer* 05/06/2021 or places run out* 119€
19/06/2021 Computer* 07/06/2021 119€
01/07/2021 Computer* 19/06/2021 119€
15/07/2021 For Schools-Computer* 03/07/2021 119€
24/07/2021 Paper 11/06/2021 119€

* Limited places
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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
12/06/2021 Paper 21/04/2021 119€
19/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 21/04/2021 119€

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Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 119€

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Valencia

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
22/05/2021 For Schools-Paper Closed 119€
29/05/2021 Paper Closed 119€
09/06/2021 Computer* 18/05/2021 or places run out* 119€
10/06/2021 For Schools-Computer* 18/05/2021 or places run out* 119€
11/06/2021 Computer* 18/05/2021 or places run out* 119€
17/06/2021 For Schools-Computer* 25/05/2021 or places run out* 119€
23/06/2021 Computer* 01/06/2021 or places run out* 119€
25/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 27/04/2021 119€
26/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 27/04/2021 119€
01/07/2021 Computer* 08/06/2021 or places run out* 119€
02/07/2021 Paper 27/04/2021 119€
27/07/2021 Paper 25/05/2021 119€
28/07/2021 For Schools-Paper 25/05/2021 119€

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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%