Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) Exam

The Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) certificate shows that you have mastered the concepts of English at an intermediate level and that you have practical language skills for everyday use.This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between A2 Key and B2 First.We offer the Cambridge exams for free to our students worldwide, and for the general public at competitive prices in Peru.

By registering to the Cambridge B2 First exam you will immediately have access to our online preparation courses (it doesn’t include live lessons).

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What you need to know about the Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) exam

The Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) certificate shows you can

  • have clear and effective communication;
  • be informed with current news;
  • write clear and precise English, as well as express your opinions and understand different points of view;
  • write letters, reports, stories and many other types of texts.

The Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) certificate shows you can

  • read textbooks and simple articles in English;
  • write letters and emails about everyday matters;
  • take meeting notes;
  • become aware of opinions and moods in spoken and written English.

Reasons for taking the Cambridge B1 Preliminary exam

  • You develop your ability to communicate in English in practical tasks and situations;
  • You get a valuable degree that is accepted around the world;
  • You improve your prospects when it comes to work, school, and travel.

Exam format

B1 Preliminary is made up of four papers developed to test students’ English skills. You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.

(% of total)
(45 minutes)
See sample paper
6 parts/
32 questions
25%Shows you can read and understand the main points from signs, newspapers and magazines.
(45 minutes)
See sample paper
2 parts/
2 questions
25%Shows you can use vocabulary and structure correctly.
(30 minutes, including 6 minutes’ transfer time)
See sample paper
4 parts/
25 questions
25%You have to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials including announcements and discussions about everyday life.
(12–17 minutes per pair of candidates)
See sample paper
4 parts25%Shows how good your spoken English is as you take part in conversation by asking/answering questions and talking, for example, about your likes and dislikes. Your Speaking test will be conducted face to face with one or two other candidates and two examiners. This makes your test more realistic and more reliable.

How do I prepare for the Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) exam?

LANGCOM offers you online and face-to-face preparation for the Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) exam, in group and private classes, and 98% of the students we prepare obtain the certification they prepared for.

When can I take the Cambridge exam?

Exams Calendar

For the time being there are no dates for this exam.

How much does the Cambridge B1 Preliminary (PET) exam cost?

General public

(1 candidate)

[wpcs_price value=128.286]

[wpcs_price value=136.857]

To take the exam in Huaraz or Lima

Applicable in Peru only


(4+ candidates)

[wpcs_price value=122.571]

[wpcs_price value=136.857]

To take the exam in Huaraz or LimaApplicable in Peru only

Langcom Students


For those who have taken the complete English program up to B1 Intermediate and Cambridge B1 Preliminary.
Applicable worldwide


1Note: Prices are referential, so they can be modified at any time.

* The Cambridge exam is free for LANGCOM students who have taken the whole English program, from A2 Beginner until B2 Upper-Intermediate and the preparation for the Cambridge B2 First (FCE) exam, in the face-to-face, blended or online modality of either the Expert or Expert Plus plans.


When will I receive my Cambridge certificate?

Digital exam results: 6-8 weeks after the paper based exam. (The exact date is recorded in the COE document: Confirmation of Entry, which is sent to each candidate after the registration closes).
Delivery of physical certificates: 2 weeks after the publication of digital results.

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Pick up location: Langcom, 959 Luzuriaga Ave., Belén, Huaraz.
  • Personal delivery with the presentation of a valid ID or original passport. Collection by third parties must be authorized by the candidate by writing to the email: