Faq. Exámenes Cambridge

How long does a Cambridge exam take?

If practically the Cambridge exams are not the most requested, however, in Europe the exams (FCE, CAE, CPE) are the most prestigious, and the most recognized. In general there are more than 15,000 organizations that use it. Being the most demanded and well-known Cambridge English certificate, the FCE (FIRST CERTIFICATE) they have different exams at their disposal for different levels.

Exam duration

The basic exams (KET and PET) last approximately 2 and a half hours, while the higher certificates (FCE, CAE and CPE) last approximately 3 and a half hours.

 

A2

 

KET (Key English Test)

 

120 minutes

 

B1

 

PET (Preliminary English Test)

 

140 minutes

 

B2

 

FCE (First Certificate of English)

 

160 minutes

 

C1

 

CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)

 

180 minutes

 

C2

 

CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

 

200 minutes

 

As you can see, all the names are associated with different letters with numbers. These letters refer to the Common European Framework of Reference. Although it is true that there are all these levels, however, the first one that is described with a real capacity to communicate, express and understand ideas is the First Certificate.

This does not mean that KET and PET do not have significance, but they acquire some importance if they are explicitly demanded to have access to certain jobs or studies.

BULATS English Certificate

Although it has also belonged to Cambridge English online since 2017, we present it separately as its purpose is different. It is basically focused on the world of work and business, as Cambridge puts it: in “the global benchmarking of language skills in the workplace”.

90-100

Upper Advanced

C2

75-89

Advanced

C1

60-74

Upper Intermediate

B2

40-59

Intermediate

B1

20-39

Elementary

A2

10-19

Beginner

A1

 

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