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
To confirm For Schools-Paper To confirm 123€

Barcelona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
02/12/2022 Paper Closed 123€
17/12/2022 For Schools-Paper Closed 123€
11/03/2023 For Schools-Paper 29/01/2023 123€
11/03/2023 Paper 05/02/2023 123€

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Bizkaia

Bilbao
Date Type of exam Registration until Price
26/11/2022 Computer Closed 123€
03/12/2022 For Schools-Paper Closed 123€
15/12/2022 Computer 01/12/2022 or places run out* 123€
02/02/2023 Computer 22/01/2023 or places run out 123€
19/04/2023 Computer 04/04/2023 or places run out 123€
* Limited places

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Madrid

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
21/01/2023 Computer 09/01/2023 or places run out* 123€
19/04/2023 Computer 07/04/2023 or places run out* 123€
* Limited places

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Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
10/12/2022 For Schools-Paper Closed 123€
11/03/2023 Paper 05/02/2023 123€
18/03/2023 For Schools-Paper 07/02/2023 123€

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Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 123€

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Valencia

VALENCIA
Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
02/12/2022 Paper Closed 123€
17/12/2022 For Schools-Paper Closed 123€
21/01/2023 Computer 29/12/2022 or places run out* 123€
22/03/2023 Computer 28/02/2023 or places run out* 123€
25/03/2023 For Schools-Paper 09/02/2023 123€
* Limited places

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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%