Calendar and pricing Cambridge English: Key, also known as Key English Test (KET), is a basic level qualification that shows you can use English to communicate in simple situations and have achieved a good foundation in learning English. Calendar and pricing Type d'examen Dates de l’examen Inscription jusqu'au Tarif KET (computer-based) - for adults 22 Nov 2012 5 Oct 2012 €121.00 KET (paper-based) 7 Dec 2012 18 Oct 2012 €121.00 KET (computer-based) - for adults 8 Dec 2012 18 Oct 2012 €121.00 KET (paper-based) 23 Feb 2013 4 Jan 2013 €121.00 KET (computer-based) - for adults 27 Mar 2013 1 Feb 2013 €121.00 KET (computer-based) - for adults 23 May 2013 22 Mar 2013 €121.00 KET for Schools (paper-based) - for school-age candidates 25 May 2013 22 Mar 2013 €121.00 KET for Schools (paper-based) - for school-age candidates 1 Jun 2013 22 Mar 2013 €121.00 KET (computer-based) - for adults 7 Jun 2013 10 Apr 2013 €121.00 To register download the Cambridge English: Key application form (PDF) and send it to the British Council, with your cheque, before the deadline. For computer-based exams only, it is also possible to register online. Please note that places are limited – your registration is strictly subject to availability. The speaking and writing tests may be on different dates. Please check the application form and make sure that you are available for the entire duration of the speaking test window. You will receive a schedule with your speaking appointment approximately 3 weeks before the examination. Location British Council Paris or at a test venue nearby. Schools and institutions: If you have more 25 students or more we can organise the exam on your premises, extra dates are available, and we offer a discount. Please visit our exams for schools and institutions page or contact us. Why take this exam? It is an elementary exam, at Council of Europe waystage level A2, which can be achieved after approximately 180–200 hours of learning and is about halfway to PET. It tests most basic communication needed in everyday situations and is suitable for students aged thirteen and over. Which version should I take - Cambridge English: Key or Cambridge English: Key for Schools? Cambridge English: Key for Schools follows exactly the same format as Cambridge English: Key and the level of the question papers is identical. The only difference is that the content and treatment of topics in Cambridge English: Key for Schools have been particularly targeted at the interests and experience of school pupils. Exam format There are three parts to the Cambridge English: Key and Cambridge English: Key for Schools exams. The Reading and Writing part is worth 50% of the the total marks available, and the Listening and Speaking parts are worth 25% each: Reading and Writing: 1 hour 10 minutes, nine parts (56 questions) Shows you can understand simple written information such as signs, brochures, newspapers and magazines. Listening: 30 minutes (including 8 minutes' transfer time), five parts (25 questions) Requires you to be able to understand announcements and other spoken material when people speak reasonably slowly. Speaking: 8-10 minutes per pair of candidates, two parts Tests your ability to take part in a conversation by answering and asking simple questions. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidate and two assessors. If you choose to sit a computer-based test, you will be seated in front of a laptop equipped with headphones and a French keyboard (AZERTY). A supervisor will be present to guide you if needed. If you are below 18 years old, you should sit the Cambridge English: Key for Schools exam. If you are 18 years old or above, please register for Cambridge English: Key.