B1 Preliminary for Schools

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Examination Description

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

A B1 Preliminary for Schools qualification shows that a student has mastered the basics of English and now has practical language skills for everyday use.

This exam is the logical step in a student’s language learning journey between A2 Key for Schools and B2 First for Schools.

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

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 for Schools

  • Easily integrated into a school’s curriculum.
  • art of a suite of exams that offer step-by-step progression for students.
  • Comprehensive support in exam preparation and administration.