Cambridge ESOL tests: KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE

These tests of EFL series were created in 1913.

Key English Test (KET)

It’s first test in ESOL series (English for Speakers of Other Languages). It demands elementary knowledge of English that allows you to communicate in common situations on basic level.

Why to pass KET?
This knowledge can help in traveling in English-speaking countries and know your weak and strong points of spealing English.

Preliminary English Test (PET)

Second level of Cambridge tests. It demands intermediate knowledge of English that allows you to communicate in common situations. To pass it successfully you need to have a good vocabulary, be able to speak English.

First Certificate in English (FCE)

This test was designed in 1939. It’s 3rd level in Cambridge tests and requires Upper Intermediate level of English language. It allows you to speak and write English confidently.

Why to pass FCE?
Many Universities and Colleges consider FCE as a main factor for Intermediate level. They accept FCE results. It combines many common situations, so it’s quite useful for someone who'd like to work or study abroad, communicate with English-speaking partners, use English in Management and Tourism as well.

Cost: £ 75

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Level 4. It requires advanced knowledge of English language that allows you to communicate with confidence and use it in grammatically correct way.

Why to Pass CAE?
If you’re able to pass the CAE successfully, you can pass other subject exams in English language. Almost all UK Universities and a growing number of US Universities accept results of CAE, as well as many Companies.

Cost: £ 77

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Level 5. Candidates who successfully passed this test, get a Certificate from the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. This certificate is highly regarded by Universities and Companies all over the world. It brings you to standards set for Native English speakers. You need to have a proper level of education and general experience.

Why to Pass CPE?
Best Universities with very high demands to level of English accept this certificate. If you want to work or study abroad, make business, medicine or engineer career, this test is designed for you.