Computer-based Cambridge Qualifications exams

Computer-based Tests for individual candidates and groups

for whom? 

  • Individual candidates and groups
  • Candidates who prefer to write on a computer rather than by hand
  • Candidates who need late registration and quick verification of  skills
  • Candidates that need reliable and widely recognised certificate.

We offer the following computer-based tests: 

  • A2 Key (Key English Test) and Key for Schools (Key English Test for Schools)
  • B1 Preliminary (Preliminary English Test) and Preliminary for Schools (Preliminary English Test for Schools)
  • B2 First (First Certificate in English and First for Schools (First Certificate in English for Schools)
  • C1 Advanced (Certificate of Advanced English)
  • C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A COMPUTER-BASED TEST?

Computer based exam is conducted in computer labs provided by the exam organizer (the British Council or language school). It cannot be taken remotely. The main advantages of this form of an exam are:

  • Late registration – 2-3  weeks before the test date
  • Quick results – just 2-3 weeks after the exam
  • Quick certificates – not later than 6 weeks after the exam
  • Comfortable conditions – modern equipped computer labs set in convenient locations 
  • Comfortable Listening part – candidates listen to recordings through headphones  
  • Automatically counting the number of words in the text in Writing and possibility of highlighting fragments of text in every part of the test
  • Instant control of the duration of the test – PC clock throughout the duration of the test gives you the time remaining until the end of the part
  • Automated warnings about time left before the end of a given part
  • For schools: Tailor made offer and the assistance of a dedicated representative of the British Council for group registrations.
    Schools and institutions interested in our offer can contact us at: exams@britishcouncil.pl.

Paper-based and computer-based tests consist of exactly the same parts. Candidates receive identical certificates, without any reference to the test version they have taken.

Learn more about the Speaking part of the computer based test

The Speaking part of the computer based test

In A2 Key, B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency exams the spoken part has the traditional form and is taken in the format of two candidates and two oral examiners.

What are the available dates for computer-based tests?

Open exams sessions

Exam Exam date City
B2 First 11/01/2020 Kraków, Poznań, Warszawa, Wrocław
C1 Advanced 18/01/2020 Warszawa, Kraków
C1 Advanced 15/02/2020 Gdańsk, Warszawa, Poznań, Wrocław

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

15/02/2020 Poznań, Wrocław
B2 First 22/02/2020 Gdańsk, Katowice, Lublin, Poznań, Warszawa, Wrocław
C2 Proficiency 29/02/2020 Warszawa
B2 First for Schools 12/03/2020 Warszawa

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

18/03/2020 Warszawa
C1 Business Higher 19/03/2020 Warszawa, Poznań
B1 Business Preliminary 20/03/2020 Gdańsk, Poznań
B2 Business Vantage 20/03/2020 Gdańsk, Katowice, Poznań
C1 Advanced 20/03/2020 Warszawa
B2 First 21/03/2020 Warszawa

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

25/03/2020 Warszawa
C1 Advanced 04/04/2020 Gdańsk, Lublin, Warszawa, Kraków, Katowice, Poznań, Wrocław
B2 First 07/04/2020 Gdańsk, Warszawa

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

16/04/2020 Warszawa

Closed sessions for schools and institutions

Sessions available in all our examination centres.

Exam Exam date Registration deadline

B2 First

11/01/2020 11/12/2020

C1 Advanced

18/01/2020 03/01/2020

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

25/01/2020 10/01/2020

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

06/02/2020 22/01/2020

C1 Advanced

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

15/02/2020 31/01/2020

B1 Business Preliminary

B2 Business Vantage

21/02/2020 06/02/2020

B2 First

22/02/2020 07/02/2020

C2 Proficiency

29/02/2020 14/02/2020

B2 First for Schools

12/03/2020 26/02/2020

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

18/03/2020 03/03/2020

C1 Business Higher

19/03/2020 04/03/2020

B1 Business Preliminary

B2 Business Vantage

C1 Advanced

20/03/2020 05/03/2020

B2 First

21/03/2020 06/03/2020

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

25/03/2020 10/03/2020

C1 Advanced

04/04/2020 20/03/2020

B2 First

07/04/2020 23/03/2020

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

16/04/2020 30/03/2020

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

22/04/2020 07/04/2020

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the following tutorials on the computer-based tests and how to give answers in different parts of the test: 

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