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

Andorra

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

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Barcelona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
05/12/2020 Paper Closed 119€
12/12/2020 For Schools-Paper Closed 119€
06/03/2021 For Schools-Paper 14/01/2021 119€
20/03/2021 Paper 28/01/2021 119€
05/06/2021 For Schools-Paper 06/04/2021 119€
12/06/2021 Paper Registration soon available 119€
20/07/2020 Paper Registration soon available 119€

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Bizkaia

Bilbao
Date Type of exam Registration until Price
27/11/2020 Computer* CLOSED 119€
10/12/2020 For Schools-Computer* 27/11/2020* 119€
04/02/2021 Computer 23/01/2021 or places run out* 119€
06/03/2021 For Schools-Paper 22/01/2021 119€

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Madrid

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
14/11/2020 Paper Closed 119€
21/11/2020 For Schools-Paper Closed 119€
28/11/2020 Computer* Closed 119€
23/01/2021 Computer* 11/01/2021 or places run out* 119€
20/02/2020 Paper 08/01/2021 119€
21/04/2021 Computer* 09/04/2021 or places run out* 119€
24/04/2021 For Schools-Paper 04/03/2021 119€

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
14/11/2020 Paper Closed 119€
14/11/2020 For Schools-Paper Closed 119€
20/03/2021 Paper 28/01/2021 119€
12/06/2021 Paper Registration soon available 119€
19/06/2021 For Schools-Paper Registration soon available 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
21/11/2020 For Schools-Paper Closed 119€
04/12/2020 Paper Closed 119€
23/01/2021 Computer 07/01/2021 or places run out* 119€
20/02/2021 Paper 07/01/2021 119€
27/03/2021 Paper 20/01/2021 119€
10/04/2021 Paper 10/02/2021 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%