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.
We have exam centres in Barcelona, Mataró, Palma de Mallorca, Sabadell, Tarragona, Terrassa and Zaragoza -- and we also offer exams in other towns such as Castelldefels and Vilanova (etcetera).
At some of our centres, you can choose either the traditional paper-based exam or the computer-based (CB) test and there are also special "for schools" editions.
Dates and enrolment
You can take KET at least one of our centres roughly every other month of the year.
Price and payment
2020: From €98. You can pay either online (see Enrolment link, above) or in person at any of our centres. Contact us if you need assistance!
Note that oral exams can be from up to two weeks before the written exams until the following day, including Saturdays.
KET corresponds to Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) | More about the different levels
At A2 level, typical users can be expected to:
Your preparation for KET will give you these kinds of practical language skills.
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.
The best way to find out if you're ready to take the exam is to come and do a full level test, including an oral test.
You can do this (free of charge, no commitment!) at any of our centers.
Reading and Writing
1 hour 10 minutes
You will need to be able to understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. You will also have to fill gaps in simple sentences and write a short piece of around 25 words.
You need to show your ability to understand announcements and other spoken material when spoken reasonably slowly.
Up to 10 minutes
You will need to demonstrate you can take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. Speaking tests are normally held with two candidates.