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 for Schools 14/03/2019 Warszawa

C1 Business Higher

21/03/2019 Poznań
C1 Advanced 22/03/2019 Warszawa
B2 First 23/03/2019 Kraków, Warszawa
C1 Advanced 06/04/2019 Gdańsk, Lublin, Warszawa, Wrocław
B2 First 09/04/2019 Gdańsk, Warszawa

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

11/04/2019

Warszawa

B2 First for Schools

10/05/2019

Warszawa

B1 Business Preliminary

B2 Business Vantage

C1 Business Higher

 

11/05/2019

 

Wrocław

C1 Advanced 16/05/2019 Gdańsk, Warszawa
C2 Proficiency 24/05/2019 Warszawa
B2 First 25/05/2019 Gdańsk, Warszawa
B2 First 06/06/2019 Szczecin
B2 First for Schools 07/06/2019 Warszawa
B2 First 08/06/2019 Warszawa
C1 Advanced 11/06/2019 Gdańsk, Poznań, Szczecin, Warszawa Wrocław

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

12/06/2019 Warszawa
C1 Advanced 15/06/2019 Katowice, Kraków, Warszawa
B2 First for Schools 15/06/2019 Warszawa

B1 Business Preliminary

B2 Business Vantage

C1 Business Higher

 

21/06/2019

 

Warszawa, Poznań

 

Closed sessions for schools and institutions

Sessions available in all our examination centres.

Exam Exam date Registration deadline
C1 Advanced 06/04/2019 22/03/2019
B2 First 09/04/2019 25/03/2019

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

 

11/04/2019

 

27/03/2019

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

 

24/04/2019

 

05/04/2019

B2 First for Schools 10/05/2019 24/04/2019

B1 Business Preliminary

B2 Business Vantage

C1 Business Higher

 

11/05/2019

 

25/04/2019

C1 Advanced

 16/05/2019

01/05/2019

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

 

17/05/2019

 

02/05/2019

B2 First for Schools 22/05/2019 07/05/2019

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

 

23/05/2019

 

08/05/2019

C2 Proficiency 24/05/2019 09/05/2019

B2 First

C1 Advanced

 

25/05/2019

 

10/05/2019

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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