The Key English Test is aimed at elementary level students and it covers all four language skills: writing, reading, speaking and listening. The students are expected to understand texts and simple directions. If you pass, you will prove you can cope with written and spoken English at a basic level.
The Preliminary English Test is designed to show that students can use their English in everyday situations when studying, working and travelling. The exam is offered in two versions: 'for students' and 'for adult learners'. Both versions of the examination consist of three papers, which include all four language skills.
The First Certificate in English is offered in two versions: 'for schools' and 'for adult students'. Both versions are at the same level and have the same format. The main difference between the two examinations is that the topics in the 'for adult learners' version have been targeted at the interests of adult students.
The Certificate in Advanced English can be used for work, study and immigration purposes. The exam is designed to allow students to obtain certification for Advanced English suitable for use in professional and academic life. CAE is accepted by more than 4,000 organisations all over the world.
The Certificate of Proficiency in English is the most difficult examination offered by CELA. The exam tests English skills at the highest possible level and shows that a candidate is able to communicate with fluency, using native speaker language and expressions. CPE is accepted by many educational institutions.
|Cambridge English: Preliminary||Cambridge English:
|Cambridge English: Proficiency|
|C2||GRADE A (200–210)||GRADE A (220–230)
GRADE B (213–219)
GRADE C (200–212)
|C1||GRADE A (180–190)||GRADE B (193–199)
GRADE C (180–192)
|LEVEL C1 (180–199)|
|B2||PASS WITH DISTINCTION
|GRADE B (173–179)
GRADE C (160–172)
|LEVEL B2 (160–179)||FAILED (162-179)|
|B1||PASS WITH DISTINCTION
|PASS WITH MERIT (153-159)
|LEVEL B1 (140–159)||FAILED (142-159)|
|A2||PASS WITH MERIT (133-139)
|LEVEL A2 (120-139)||FAILED (122-139)|
|A1||FAILED (100-119)||FAILED (102-119)|