Taking the Aptis test

What is Aptis?

We have 70 years of experience testing English language around the world. Our experts have developed the Aptis test based on the latest research in English language assessment. 

Aptis can assess your English level in all four language skills – speaking, writing, reading and listening. It also incorporates a grammar and vocabulary test. Which skills you will be tested in depends on the organisation which asks you to take the test (e.g. an employer or training provider).

How can I take Aptis?

If you would like to register candidates for Aptis, please contact us directly. We will provide you with all the relevant information about taking Aptis to give to your candidates.

What do my scores mean?

You will receive results based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). They will indicate your CEFR (A1-C2) level for each skill tested. If you take all 4 skills you will receive an overall CEFR level. Along with your CEFR level a scaled score (0-50) showing your aptitude level for each skill level tested. 

Take a look at a sample test report.

How do I prepare for Aptis?

Find a selection of videos to help you prepare for Aptis:

Aptis speaking and demo test

Aptis writing

Aptis listening and demo test

Aptis reading and demo test

Use the following practice test to help you with your Aptis test: 

Aptis writing practice test

Aptis speaking practice test

Aptis grammar and vocabulary practice test

Aptis reading practice test

Aptis listening practice test