Cambridge English: Key (KET)

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The first of the Cambridge English general English exams, Cambridge English: Key, also known as Key English Test (KET), recognises that you have the ability to deal with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level.

Deadline for enrolment for May: April 2

Is KET for you?

  • Do you have basic English skills?
  • Can you understand simple written English?
  • Can you communicate in familiar situations?
  • Can you understand short notices and simple spoken directions?

If you are working towards acquiring those skills and your level of English currently permits you to do approximately those things, then KET is probably the right exam for you.

What level is KET?

KET is at Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) | more information.

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.

Your preparation for KET will give you these kinds of practical language skills.

When and where can you take KET?

The table below shows when and where you can take KET at one or more of our centres:

Centre Feb. May June Nov.
Barcelona Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mataró Yes
Palma Yes
Sabadell Yes Yes
Tarragona Yes Yes
Terrassa Yes Yes Yes

For exact details (dates, etc), pick your exam centre from the table.

Dates 2017, written exams

(CB) = Computer-based | (S) = For schools

Exam session Written exam Enrolment deadline Price
March 2017 Saturday, 18 March 5 February 94€
May 2017 Saturday, 13 May 2 April 94€
June 2017 (S) Saturday, 10 June 7 May 94€
June 2017 Saturday, 17 June 7 May 94€
July 2017 (CB) Saturday, 29 July 9 July 94€
September 2017 (CB) Thursday, 7 September 27 August 94€
November 2017 Saturday, 11 de November 1 October 94€
December 2017 Friday, 1 December 22 October 94€

Oral exams
Dates of oral exams can be from up to two weeks before the written exams (see above) until the following day, including Saturdays.