About CEPT(Cambridge English Placement Test)

The CEPT test is a computer-based, online test divided for Reading and Listening.

The Cambridge English Placement Test (CEPT) is a fast, accurate and affordable online test designed to evaluate learners’ level of English and relate it to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Pre A1 –C2. It is developed by the Cambridge English Language Assessment.

CEPT is an online test of General English used for candidate placement purposes. The 30-minute test focuses on the skills of Reading, Use of English and Listening. CEPT is an adaptive test, so, based on the students’ answers, the test becomes progressively easier or more difficult until a consistent level of ability is achieved, and the students’ level of English can be identified. The results are instant, presented in a clear, easy-to-understand report. The score is based on a scale from 0 to 50 converted into the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) from below A1 to C levels.

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 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.

Test format:

Computer based online test(CBT)

Duration of exam: 30 minutes

Reading and Listening

No. of Questions: Variable (Questions become easier or more difficult depending on an individual’s previous answer)


Reading Tasks

Types of questions- Reading tasks:

Read and select

Candidates read a notice, label, memo or letter containing a short text and choose the sentence or phrase that most closely matches the meaning of the text. There are three possible answers.

Gapped sentences

Candidates read a sentence with a missing word (gap) and choose the correct word to fill the gap. There are three or four choices for each gap.

Multiple-choice gap-fill

Candidates choose the right word or phrase to fill the gaps in a text. There are three or four choices for each gap.

Open gap-fill

Candidates read a short text in which there are some missing words (gaps) and write in the missing word in each gap.

Extended reading

Candidates read a longer text and answer a series of multiple-choice questions. The questions are in the same order as the information in the text.


Types of question- Listening tasks:

Listen and select

Candidates listen to a short audio recording and answer a multiple-choice question with three options.

Extended listening

Candidates listen to a longer recording and answer a series of multiple-choice questions based on it. The questions are in the same order as the information they hear in the recording.


CEPT exam format Screen shot pdf  

Demo link: https://bit.ly/DEMO-CEPT