B1 Preliminary for schools (PET)

The B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET) 

The B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET) shows that you have mastered the basics of English and have now practical language skills for everyday use. The exam tests all four English language skills – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET) is targeted at the same level as B1 Preliminary (PET) but with content aimed at school-age learners rather than adults.

The B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET) certificate shows that you can:

  • read simple textbooks and articles in English
  • write letters and emails on everyday subjects
  • understand factual information
  • show awareness of opinions and mood in spoken and written English

The Exam Format

Cambridge exams are designed to ensure standardised test conditions for people of all linguistic backgrounds and nationalities and are supported by a dedicated global research programme. 

Duration: 45 minutes 

Target: Shows you can read and understand the main points from signs, newspapers and magazines.

Check your answers (see PDF) as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them anymore.

Sample Test - Answer Key

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

Duration: 45 minutes 

Target: Shows you can use vocabulary and structure correctly.

Check your answers (see PDF) as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them anymore.

Sample Test - Answer Key

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

Duration: about 30 minutes

Target: You have to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials including announcements and discussions about everyday life.

Check your answers (see PDF) as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them anymore.

Sample Test - Answer Key

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

Duration: 12-17 minutes

Target: Shows how good your spoken English is as you take part in conversation by asking/answering questions and talking, for example, about your likes and dislikes. Your Speaking test will be conducted face to face with one or two other candidates and two examiners. This makes your test more realistic and more reliable.

Preparation

Are you interested in a proper preparation for the exam? Simply give us a call or fill out the contact form to make a free appointment for a detailed consultation. You can do a full course to increase your language level or just a few hours to prepare for the exam. Together we will find out your right level and can start planning your course immediately!

  Contact

Most exams at The Cambridge Institute are computer-based, which means that you can take the Reading and Use of English, Writing and Listening conveniently on the computer.

To be prepared on the exam day, please be so kind as to familiarise yourself with the following video tutorial as well as the computer-based sample tests:

Video Tutorial

Registration

Here you can book your Cambridge English exam in Vienna.

Please note that you will need a valid ID document to complete your booking. You will get all payment details to pay the exam fee (via bank transfer) at the end of this booking process.

  Registration

Dates

Title Date (Written + Oral) Registration Deadline Price Results release window
PET CB Wed 15.03.2023 Wed 22.02.2023 €208,00 29.03.2023 to 04.04.2023
PET CB Fri 12.05.2023 Fri 21.04.2023 €208,00 26.05.2023 to 02.06.2023