Cambridge English Key (Ket)

Interested in Learning English or Taking Your Language Skills to the Next Level?

Cambridge English: Key (KET) qualification is proof of your ability to use English to communicate in simple situations. The exam tests all four English language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. It should give you the confidence to go on and study for higher-level exams such as Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) and Cambridge English: First (FCE)

Difficulty Level

A2 elementary
The Key English Test is the easiest of the Cambridge exams.

Who is It for?

Do this test if you want to know your studies have started well and you have a basic knowledge of reading, writing, speaking and listening.


The test has three sections:

  1. Reading & Writing – 70 minutes, 56 questions
  2. Listening – 25 minutes
  3. Speaking – 8-10 minutes


The Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking sections each count for 25% of the marks.

You will receive a Statement of Results. If your performance ranges between CEFR Levels B1 and A1, you will also receive a certificate.
Pass with distinction (B1), Pass with Merit (A2), Pass (A2)

If you do not pass, but still do reasonably well you are issued an A1 certificate


A2 / B1 / elementary / low intermediate.

When Can I Take the Test?

Speak to any of our English coordinators to find out when the next examination will be held. You can do the test in two formats. Paper-based or Computer-based.