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)


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:

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
C1 Advanced 18/09/2021 Gdańsk, Kraków. Lublin, Rzeszów, Warszawa, Katowice, Poznań
B2 First 24/09/2021 Warszawa, Kraków, Gdańsk, Katowice, Poznań
B2 First for Schools 02/10/2021 Warszawa
B2 First 16/10/2021 Gdańsk, Lublin, Rzeszów, Poznań, Wrocław
A2 Key for Schools 16/10/2021 Poznań
B1 Preliminary for Schools 16/10/2021 Poznań
C1 Advanced 23/10/2021 Gdańsk, Warszawa, Kraków, Katowice, Poznań, Wrocław
C1 Advanced 06/11/2021 Warszawa, Gdańsk, Kraków, Rzeszów, Lublin
B2 First for Schools 09/11/2021 Warszawa
C2 Proficiency 13/11/2021 Warszawa
B2 First 19/11/2021 Warszawa, Rzeszów, Gdańsk, Katowice
B2 Business Vantage 24/11/2021 Gdańsk, Warszawa
C1 Advanced 02/12/2021 Warszawa
C1 Business Higher 09/12/2021 Poznań
B1 Business Preliminary 10/12/2021 Warszawa
B2 First for Schools 11/12/2021 Warszawa, Wrocław, Lublin
A2 Key 16/12/2021 Poznań
B1 Preliminary 16/12/2021 Poznań

Closed sessions for schools and institutions

Sessions available in all our examination centres.

B1 Business Preliminary 09/10/2021 25/09/2021
A2 Key 21/10/2021 07/10/2021
B1 Preliminary 21/10/2021 07/10/2021
B2 First 10/11/2021 27/10/2021
A2 Key for Schools 13/11/2021 30/10/2021
B1 Preliminary for Schools 13/11/2021 30/10/2021
B2 First for Schools 20/11/2021 06/11/2021
B1 Business Preliminary 24/11/2021 10/11/2021
A2 Key 27/11/2021 13/11/2021
B1 Preliminary 27/11/2021 13/11/2021
B2 First for Schools 30/11/2021 16/11/2021
B2 First 04/12/2021 20/11/2021
A2 Key for Schools 09/12/2021 25/11/2021
B1 Preliminary for Schools 09/12/2021 25/11/2021
B2 Business Vantage 10/12/2021 26/11/2021
Exam Exam date Registration deadline

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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