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
20/05/2017 For Schools - Paper Until 12/04/2017 113€
17/06/2017 Paper Until 03/05/2017 113€

Barcelona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper until 03/05/2017 113€
17/06/2017 Paper until 03/05/2017 113€
25/07/2017 Paper until 22/06/2017 113€

Bizkaia

Bilbao

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
26/05/2017 Paper until 23/04/2017 113€
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper until 22/04/2017 113€
06/07/2017 Computer until 22/06/2017
or places run out*
113€

 * Limited places

Portugalete

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper until 22/04/2017 113€

GERNIKA-LUMO

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper until 22/04/2017 113€

ONDARROA

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper until 22/04/2017 113€

Madrid

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
06/04/2017 For Schools - Computer Closed 113€
20/04/2017 Computer until 04/04/2017
or places run out*
113€
20/05/2017 For Schools - Paper until 02/04/2017 113€
26/05/2017 Paper until 19/04/2017 113€
09/06/2017 Computer until 21/05/2017
or places run out*
113€
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper until 18/04/2017 113€
22/06/2017 For Schools - Computer until 21/05/2017
or places run out*
113€
06/07/2017 Computer until 18/06/2017
or places run out*
113€
29/07/2017 Computer until 16/07/2017
or places run out*
113€

* Limited places

Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper until 05/05/2017 113€
17/06/2017 Paper until 05/05/2017 113€

Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
27/05/2017 For Schools - Paper Until 21/04/2017 113€
17/06/2017 Paper Until 03/05/2017 113€
25/07/2017 Paper Until 23/06/2017 113€

Valencia

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
13/05/2017 Paper 02/04/2017 113€
20/05/2017 Paper - For schools 02/04/2017 113€
03/06/2017 Paper - For schools 10/04/2017 113€
17/06/2017 Paper 03/05/2017 113€
24/06/2017 Computer* 21/05/2017 113€
13/07/2017 Computer - For schools* 15/06/2017 113€
25/07/2017 Paper 15/06/2017 113€

(*) 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%