Cambridge English: Key (KET)
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:
For exact details (dates, etc), pick your exam centre from the table.
Dates 2016-17, written exams
(CB) = Computer-based | (S) = For schools
|Exam session||Written exam||Enrolment deadline||Price|
|May 2017||Saturday, May 13||April 2||94€|
|June 2017 (S)||Saturday, June 10||April 30||94€|
|June 2017||Saturday, June 17||April 30||94€|
|September 2017 (CB)||Thursday, September 7||August 27||94€|
|November 2017||Saturday, November 11||September 3||94€|
Dates of oral exams can be from up to two weeks before the written exams (see above) until the following day, including Saturdays.