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
B1 Business Preliminary 07/09/2019 Warszawa, Gdańsk
B2 Business Vantage 07/09/2019 Warszawa, Gdańsk, Wrocław

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

20/09/2019 Warszawa
C1 Advanced 21/09/2019 Poznań, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Lublin, Kraków, Warszawa
B2 First 27/09/2019 Gdańsk, Poznań, Wrocław, Warszawa, Kraków, Katowice
B2 First 19/10/2019 Poznań, Wrocław, Lublin, Warszawa
C1 Advanced 26/10/2019 Warszawa, Gdańsk
C1 Advanced 09/11/2019 Poznań, Wrocław, Warszawa
B2 First for Schools 16/11/2019 Warszawa
B1 Business Preliminary 27/11/2019 Kraków
B2 First 30/11/2019 Wrocław
C1 Business Higher 13/12/2019 Poznań, Wrocław, Warszawa

B1 Business Preliminary

B2 Business Vantage

13/12/2019 Poznań, Wrocław

Closed sessions for schools and institutions

Sessions available in all our examination centres.

Exam Exam date Registration deadline

B1 Business Preliminary

B2 Business Vantage

07/09/2019 23/08/2019

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

12/09/2019 28/08/2019

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

20/09/2019 05/09/2019
C1 Advanced 21/09/2019 06/09/2019
B2 First 27/09/2019 12/09/2019
B1 Business Preliminary 05/10/2019 20/09/2019
B2 First 19/10/2019 04/10/2019

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

24/10/2019 09/10/2019

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

C1 Advanced

 

26/10/2019

 

11/10/2019

B2 First for Schools 05/11/2019 21/10/2019
C1 Advanced 09/11/2019 25/10/2019

A2 Key for Schools

B1 Preliminary for Schools

B2 First for Schools

 

16/11/2019

 

01/11/2019

B2 First 22/11/2019 07/11/2019
C2 Proficiency 23/11/2019 08/11/2019

B1 Business Preliminary

B2 Business Vantage

27/11/2019 12/11/2019

A2 Key

B1 Preliminary

B2 First

 

30/11/2019

 

15/11/2019

B1 Business Preliminary

B2 Business Vantage

C1 Business Higher

 

13/12/2019

 

28/11/2019

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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