kheru2006 (kheru2006) wrote,

Cambridge Placement Test

The Cambridge Placement Test is an online adaptive test of Listening, Reading and Language Knowledge.  It has been designed to be short and flexible to meet the needs of users who want to place English language learners at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from Pre-A1-C2 in a wide variety of contexts.

Key features:

  • Online
  • Adaptive
  • On demand
  • All CEFR levels (Pre-A1–C2)
  • Immediate results
  • General English
  • Listening, Reading, Use of English
  • 30 minutes
  • Secure


Results are reported as an overall score on a scale of 0-100, indicating the level on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from Pre-A1 – C2.

ScoreCEFR level
90-100C2 (Mastery)
75-89C1 (Effective proficiency)
60-74B2 (Vantage)
40-59B1 (Threshold)
20-39A2 (Waystage)
10-19A1 (Breakthrough)

The Candidate Test Report Form also indicates the Cambridge ESOL tests at each level.

See a demo of the test. The tutorial shows how to answer different question types. To take the demo test, enter the token DEMCPTE1. Please note that the demo test is not adaptive and does not give a score.

Diagnostic Tool 
This tool will automatically inform you if your computer has the correct technical specifications to run the test
Bandwidth Checker 
This tool will automatically inform you if your computer has sufficient bandwidth to be able to run the test


User Guide for Direct Customer and Test Administrator (PDF 144Kb)
User Guide for Branch and Test Administrator (PDF 122Kb)
User Guide for Agent and Test Administrator (PDF 135Kb)
User Guide for Indirect Customer and Test Administrator (PDF 126Kb)
Instructions for Supervisors (PDF 51Kb)
Cambridge Placement Test Reliability (PDF 18Kb)
Cambridge Placement Test FAQs (PDF 24Kb)
Instructions for Candidates (PDF 2.06MB)
Instructions for checking the technical specifications (PDF 75Kb)

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Source: Cambridge ESOL

Tags: assessment, cambridge, english, test

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