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Key English Test is an elementary level exam, set at level A2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework for languages.

At A2 level, typical users can be expected to:

  • understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases
  • introduce themselves and answer basic questions about your personal details
  • interact with English speakers who talk slowly and clearly.


Format of the exam

  • Reading and Writing (1 hour 10 minutes)
  • Listening (30 minutes)
  • Speaking (8-10 minutes)

Please click here for further details about the exam format.

Flexible Test Options
The Key English Test can be taken as standard test (pencil and paper) or computer-based:

  • Standard (pencil and paper)
  • Computer-based

Available Dates and Prices
Please check all available Key English Test exam dates and prices by clicking on the following link:
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