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About Exams

Welcome to the exams section of Macmillan English, where you’ll find up-to-date information on a wide range of English language exams, including IELTS and the Cambridge English suite of exams.

Explore our selection of exams by category, to find out more about each exam and discover resources  to help teachers and students prepare for their young learner, academic, business and general English exams.

General English


Cambridge English: Key (KET)

Key (KET) is an A2 level exam and the first step for students wishing to progress towards the higher levels.

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Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)

Preliminary (PET) tests communicative competence in each of the four language skills at an intermediate level (B1), approximately two thirds of the way to the First (FCE) exam.

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Cambridge English: First (FCE)

An Upper Intermediate-level (B2) exam requiring knowledge of all the language skills for work or study purposes. First (FCE) has widespread recognition in commerce and industry.

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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

Advanced (CAE) requires a high level of competence in English (C1) for students who are reaching a standard of English that is adequate for most purposes, including business and study.

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Academic & Professional


IELTS - International English Language Testing System

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.

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