Cambridge English exams are increasingly available to be taken as a computer-based test.

Not only has this added more exam dates each year, but candidates can register for the exam as little as three weeks before taking it - allowing the exam to be taken when candidates are ready for it.

There are a number of other benefits to computer-based testing:

  • faster access to results, with scores available to be seen online just three weeks after the test
  • many students are more comfortable completing a test with a keyboard and mouse rather than paper and pen
  • test takers can edit their answers on screen during the exam
  • the use of headphones for the listening elements of tests mean that they can adjust the volume to suit their needs
  • online timer and help functions allow candidates to get the best from their exam performance.

If you are considering taking a computer-based test, remember:

  • The computer-based test is another choice in how you take our exams - it does not replace the paper and pen test. Other than the method of completing them, the exams are exactly the same, and they both lead to the same internationally recognised Cambridge ESOL certificate. Extensive research and trials have been carried out to make sure this is the case.
  • The security of computer-based exams is protected by state-of-the-art encryption and an on screen lock-down facility.

For detailed information on each exam please visit the corresponding page on this website.

You can now test the Computer Based Tests on your computer from your exam page...
- CB CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)
- CB FCE (First Certificate in English)
- CB PET (Preliminary English Test)
- CB PET for Schools (Preliminary English Test)
- CB KET (Key English Test)
- CB KET for Schools (Key English Test)


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