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 and A2 Key for Schools 
  • B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools 
  • B2 First and B2 First for Schools 
  • C1 Advanced
  • C2 Proficiency

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 – one week 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

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.

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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