What is the Key English Test (KET)?

The KET is an internationally recognised exam which tests your strengths and weaknesses in using English, recognizes the ability to work with everyday written and spoken English at a basic level. Level A2 in the Common European Framework of Reference.

What will the Key English Test do for you?

KET is accepted around the world for business and study purposes. Thousands of employers, universities and government departments recognise KET as a basic qualification in English.

KET is a great first step in English study, and gives you a pathway to higher level qualifications such as:

Why take the Key English Test with the British Council?

A million people take exams with the British Council every year. In Spain, we have many years’ experience working with the Key English Test and other Cambridge exams. We provide pre-exam support and a professional and efficient service to make your exam day run as smoothly as possible.

What’s in the exam?

The exam covers all four language skills in three parts:

  • reading & writing,
  • listening
  • speaking.

Find out more about the exam and how to prepare for it.

How to Register

Registering is easy: register for your KET exam.

Useful Links

KET – official Cambridge exam site.

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