B1 Preliminary

Examination Description

B1 Preliminary, formerly known as Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It is the English language exam that shows you have mastered the basics.

A B1 Preliminary qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use.

This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between A2 Key and B2 First.

Key Facts

  • CEFR level : B1
  • Scale score : 140–159
  • Test format : Computer or paper-based
  • No. of papers : 3
  • Exam length : About 2 hours 20 minutes


Reason to Choose B1 Preliminary

  • Develop your ability to communicate in English for practical tasks and situations.
  • Gain a valuable qualification that is accepted worldwide.
  • Improve your work, study and travel prospects.