A2 Key, formerly known as Cambridge English: Key (KET), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. This basic-level qualification is a great exam to take if you're new to learning English.

An A2 Key qualification is proof of your ability to use English to communicate in simple situations.

The exam tests all four English language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking.

It should give you the confidence to go on and study for higher-level exams such as B1 Preliminary and B2 First.

Key facts

CEFR level: A2

Scale score: 120–139

Test format: Computer or paper-based

No. of papers: 3

Exam length: About 2 hours