Cambridge English: KEY (KET)
Who is it for?
Do this test if you want to know your studies have started well and you have a basic knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
What is the KET test like?
The test has three sections:
- Reading & Writing - 70 minutes, 56 questions
- Listening - 25 minutes
- Speaking - 8-10 minutes
There are two versions of the KET test:
- KET for Schools
Both versions have the same type of questions. The KET for schools test has content of interest to school-age learners.
The Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking sections each count for 25% of the marks.
You will receive a Statement of Results. If your performance ranges between CEFR Levels B1 and A1, you will also receive a certificate.
Pass with distinction (B1), Pass with Merit (A2), Pass (A2)
If you do not pass, but still do reasonably well you are issued an A1 certificate
A2 / B1 / elementary / low intermediate.
Click here to see a comparison of KET scores with other exams.
When can I take the test?
Arrange with your closest test centre. You can do the test in two formats. Paper-based or Computer-based. The KET can be taken approximately once a month.
How much does it cost to take KET?
Fees are set by test centres. Expect to pay around €120 euros.