The Cambridge English Placement Test
The Cambridge English Placement Test – a fast and affordable way to place students in the right exam.
The Cambridge English Placement Test is a fast, accurate and affordable online test for centres. You can use it to find out:
- what level of English ability students have
- which classes and courses are most suitable for students
- which Cambridge English exam students should aim for.
The test takes a maximum of 30 minutes and is available on demand.
The Cambridge English Placement Test is an international test of general English language ability, focusing on the skills of Reading, Use of English and Listening.
It is designed to pinpoint students’ level of English and relate it to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the standard benchmark used internationally to describe language ability. It assesses the entire spectrum of learning ability, from pre-A1 level to Level C2.
Benefits of the Cambridge English Placement Test
“We have chosen to use the Cambridge English Placement Test at the Anglo because it is an efficient and effective tool, developed by the experts in ELT assessment, which has allowed us to place our students on the right course within our programme at a reasonable price.”
Diana Pena Munos
The Anglo, Mexico
Fast and reliable
The Cambridge English Placement Test is a rapid and reliable tool for placing students in English language and exam preparation classes. Results are instant and presented in a clear, easy-to-understand report which can be produced for one student or groups of students.
The Cambridge English Placement Test is a flexible test that can be taken on demand, when and where an institution chooses. Students do not have to go to a dedicated testing centre at specific times/dates.
Easy to manage
The test is online so you order tests when you want and students take it at a convenient time to you both. You can manage test orders and view and print results from a dedicated administration site.
The Cambridge English Placement Test is an international test that features a variety of accents and texts sourced from a range of English-speaking countries.
Suitable for all students
You use the same test for all your students as it is computer adaptive. Based on the student’s responses, the test becomes progressively easier or more difficult until a consistent level of ability is achieved, and the student’s level of English can be identified.
Students can choose to take a tutorial before the test, access on-screen help at any time and see a progress bar during the test. Should any problems with internet connectivity occur, the candidate does not have to start again – they can simply pick up the test where they left off.
Immediate, meaningful results
As the Cambridge English Placement Test results are instant, you can make immediate decisions about which classes and courses are most suitable for your students. You can choose whether to show students their results at the end of the test or not.
Results are presented in a clear, easy-to-understand report which can be produced for one student or groups of students.
A student’s score is based on a scale of 1–100 and tells you their appropriate CEFR level and the Cambridge English exams available at their level.
||C1 (Effective proficiency)
Try our online demo test
You can get a good idea of how the test works by trying the free online demo. This version of the test is a great way of seeing what the test looks like and what students are asked to do – please note that test scores are only produced by the full working version of the test.
- Go to: www.democpt.cambridgetest.org
- Watch the tutorial
- Try out the test – enter test token number: DEMCPTE1.
This tool will automatically inform you if your computer has the correct technical specifications to run the test
This tool will automatically inform you if your computer has sufficient bandwidth to be able to run the test
If you are a Cambridge English exam centre or represent a school or institution interested in offering the Cambridge English Placement Test, please contact us.
Please note: The Cambridge English Placement Test is only available to centres. Individual students or language learners should talk to their local centre who will be able to help to find them the right assessment for their needs. Find a centre