PET Preliminary


B1 Preliminary, formerly known as Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It is the English language exam that shows you have mastered the basics.

A B1 Preliminary qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use.

This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between A2 Key and B2 First.

Key facts

CEFR level: B1

Scale score: 140–159

Test format: Computer or paper-based

No. of papers: 3

Exam length: About 2 hours 20 minutes