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
To confirm Paper To confirm 115€

Barcelona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2017 Paper closed 115€
09/12/2017 For Schools - Paper closed 115€
10/03/2018 For Schools - Paper Until 04/02/2018 115€
17/03/2018 Paper Until 11/02/2018 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 CLOSED 115€
08/02/2018 Computer Until 26/01/2018 115€
01/03/2018 Paper Until 26/01/2018 115€
10/03/2018 Paper - For Schools Until 02/02/2018 115€

 * Limited places

Madrid

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
18/11/2017 For Schools - Paper Closed 115€
27/01/2018 Computer until 14/01/2018 or places run out* 115€
24/02/2018 Paper until 14/01/2018 115€

* Limited places

 

Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
17/03/2018 Paper From 15/01/2018 to 09/02/2018 115€
16/06/2018 Paper From 15/01/2018 to 11/05/2018 115€
23/06/2018 Paper - For Schools From 15/01/2018 to 18/05/2018 115€

Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2017 Paper CLOSED 115€

Valencia

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
01/12/2017 Paper Closed 115€
27/01/2018 Computer Hasta 07/01/2018* 115€
01/03/2018 Paper Hasta 22/01/2018 115€
07/04/2018 Paper Hasta 25/02/2018 115€
12/05/2018 Paper 01/02/2018 a 20/03/2018 115€
19/05/2018 For Schools - Paper 01/02/2018 a 20/03/2018 115€
02/06/2018 For Schools - Paper 01/02/2018 a 23/04/2018 115€
16/06/2018 Paper 01/02/2018 a 30/04/2018 115€
21/06/2018 For Schools - Computer 01/02/2018 a 28/05/2018* 115€
23/06/2018 Computer 01/02/2018 a 28/05/2018* 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%

See also