Obtaining the A2 Key marks a big step forward to English proficiency. When you pass the exam, it means you


  • can understand basic sentences and expressions

  • can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her immediate environment

  • can communicate his/her basic needs using simple sentences


CEFR level: B1

Scale score: 120 - 139

Format: computer or paper-based

Cost: varies depending on the country and the examination center


Number of parts: 3

Reading and Writing (1hour)

7 parts/32 questions

Listening (about 30 minutes)

5 parts/25 questions

Speaking (8 - 10 minutes per pair of candidates)

2 parts


Who is it for?

This exam is for people who need proof they have the language skills to be able to participate in a simple conversation in English.



It is valid for life.

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