What is CEPT?
CEPT (Cambridge English Placement Test) is a General English test for an initial evaluation of the candidates' language knowledge from below A1 to C levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The 30 minutes test is available online and is focusing on the skills of Reading, Use of English and Listening. CEPT is an adaptive test so 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. The results are instant, and are presented in a clear, easy-to-understand report which can be produced for one student or groups of students. The score is based on a scale from 0 to 50 converted into CEFR levels.
The test reliability, safety and flexibility are the major benefits to the user. It gives to the customer a ready-to-use evaluation tool, and it helps avoiding all stages of preparation, printing, administration and correction of the test.
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A relevant test which meets the professional context required of our group. This confidence is reinforced by the reliability … and the reputation of the University of Cambridge
User friendly and has helped to measure the existing team’s language level and arrive at a recognised benchmark. BULATS is also very useful for recruitment.
Offers us a consistent and reliable assessment in all four English communication skills. It also offers online tests, which saves time for many busy professionals.
"We need an accurate instrument that can help us to evaluate large numbers of students quickly and get their results rapidly. We were using another tool but it did not meet our expectations. Then we tried CEPT (May 2014), which has enabled us to manage some unexpected situations; we have found these exams very helpful to us."
"We had been looking for a fast and efficient way of testing the English ability of our international students – particularly the listening element. We wanted a test that we could use for all age groups; a test that could be easily administered by our international recruitment agents. This test has met all of our expectations.”
"We faced a situation where we needed to test about 200 people over a short period of time and CEPT proved to be a perfect solution for that challenge. Not only is CEPT accurate, it is candidate-friendly; its whole test cycle saves quite a lot of time - crucial for dealing with such a large group. Everything is done automatically and candidates can get their results within minutes after they have finished their tests."