A2 Key (KET)

The Cambridge exams A2 Key (KET) and A2 Key for Schools are A2 Level exams. They are designed for adult candidates, pupils and students who wish to obtain a proof of their basic English language knowledge. They are suitable as a starting point for other higher level exams. Candidates become famil
They are suitable as a starting point for other higher level exams. Candidates become familiar with a Cambridge exam format and get independent objective assessment of their English language knowledge.

KET exam dates at IH Bratislava 2020

Exam duration: approx 1 hour, 50 min.
Written part is usually on Saturday.
CEFR / Type
Exam date/
written part
Fee Exam date/
oral part
A2 Key 14.3.2020 05.02.2020 95 EUR 06/03/2020 - 15/03/2020
A2 Key
for Schools
18.4.2020 11.03.2020 95 EUR 10/04/2020 - 19/04/2020
A2 Key
for Schools
16.5.2020 07.04.2020 95 EUR 08/05/2020 - 17/05/2020
A2 Key
for Schools
6.6.2020 29.04.2020 95 EUR 29/05/2020 - 07/06/2020
A2 Key
for Schools
20.6.2020 12.05.2020 95 EUR 12/06/2020 - 21/06/2020

Online registration form

We can run the testing by four test takers.

Exam process
General binding conditions for registration (PDF 109 kb)

add Why choose A2 Key (KET) and A2 Key for Schools?
  • A2 Key exam assesses the practical knowledge of English language at level A2 using materials based on everyday real-life situations.
  • Students get an internationally recognised certificate, Cambridge Assessment English, which is valid for life.
  • The exam tests candidates’ language abilities in all skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Candidates will get a written message and a certificate containing results from all exam parts.
  • It is very easy to integrate the KET exam into both school and company learning curriculums.
  • The exam is recognised by many international institutions.
add What does "for Schools" mean?
  • Cambridge English: Key for Schools exam is adapted to elementary school pupils aged 11 – 14.
  • The exam is focused on the range of experiences and interests of elementary school pupils.
  • Key English Test for Schools ( KET for Schools) certificate is identical with Key English Test ( KET) exam certificate.
  • It is possible to organise the exams at your school.
add Exam contents and format
Part Time Parts / questions Contents, word count Overall score percentage
Reading and Writing 1 hour
10 minutes
9 parts/  
56 questions
Understanding of simple labels, brochures, newspapers and magazines.
Writing of two short texts of 140-190 words.
50 %
Listening approx.
30 min.
5 parts  /
25 questions
Understanding of rather slow announcements and other recordings. 25 %
Speaking 8-10 min. 2 parts Speaking:
- with examiner
- with other candidate
25 %
add Evaluation and certificate
Tested skills are evaluated individually. The candidate scores a certain number of points in each part. The
score reflects their level of English. The final result determines the overall grade. To get the certificate (Key English Test Certificate) proving your A2 level, you need to reach at least 120 points.
Score Grade CEFR level
140-150 Pass with Distinction B1
133-139 Pass with Merit A2
120-132 Pass A2
100-119 Level A1 A1

If a candidate reaches the “Pass with Distinction,” their skills obviously exceed the requirements for A2 level. Therefore, this candidate gets a certificate with a higher level – B1.

If a candidate reaches the “Pass with Merit” or “Pass”, they pass the exam successfully and get a certificate with A2 level.

Candidates scoring between 100 and 119 will also get a certificate – in this case with A1 level.

The exam result is available online within 4-6 weeks after the exam. Via the FREE online results service you can access the Statement of Results document containing the results from each part of the exam as well as your overall score.

Sample statement of results (pdf)
Understanding the statement of results (pdf)


If you have any further questions contact us at::
email: exams@ihbratislava.sk, Tel: 02/52962675