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Aptis Exams

Aptis exams are widely recognized internationally and highly valued by companies and academic institutions. These rigorous exams assess and demonstrate your mastery of English in various language skills. Prepare yourself and confidently showcase your level of proficiency through Aptis exams.

Is Aptis a good option to certify my English level?

Before taking an English exam to obtain a certification of your level, it is important to consider the purpose for which you need the accreditation, as not all exams are accepted by all institutions. In this article, we will provide you with all the necessary information about Aptis: what it is, what it is used for, and how to prepare for the exam. However, if you still have doubts after reading this article, do not hesitate to contact us here. Nessie is part of the Aptis Network and we are one of the two official accredited partner centers by the British Council in the province of Albacete.

What is it and what is it used for?

Aptis General is a multi-level exam (a single exam for all levels, from A1 to C) created by the British Council. This exam allows you to demonstrate your proficiency in the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Additionally, it includes a grammar and vocabulary section that reinforces the accuracy of your accreditation level.

In addition to the Aptis General exam, there are other exam modalities that are similar but focus on more specific purposes. For example, Aptis for Teachers, which is the same as General but with more specific vocabulary, or Aptis Advanced, designed for those who need to certify a level between C1 and C2 (it is also possible to obtain a B2 level).

The Aptis exam is conducted at an Aptis test center and is carried out in a computer-based format, which speeds up the evaluation process. Results are typically available in just 48 hours, and the printed certificate is delivered in approximately one week. Therefore, Aptis is perfect for those who need to certify their English level quickly and effectively.

It is important to highlight that the Aptis exam is recognized by the British Council, which gives it prestige and is acknowledged in Spain by various universities, such as UCLM, the University of Valencia, the Autonomous University of Madrid, and the Complutense University, among others. Additionally, it is recognized by many institutions in the autonomous communities, including regional governments and education departments.

However, it is always recommended to verify the updated list of recognition of the Aptis certificate to ensure its validity in the institutions you are interested in.

What does the Aptis exam consist of?
How are the Aptis Exam results?

The Aptis exam consists of 5 parts, each of which evaluates a different skill that contributes to the final result:

This part of the exam evaluates your ability to communicate orally in English. It has a duration of 12 minutes.

Grammar and Vocabulary
This section evaluates your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in the language. It has a duration of 25 minutes.
In this part, your reading comprehension is evaluated. The duration varies depending on the type of exam, with 35 minutes for Aptis General and 60 minutes for other cases.
In this section, your ability to write texts in English is assessed. The duration is 50 minutes for Aptis General and 45 minutes for Aptis Advanced.
This part of the exam evaluates your ability to communicate orally in English. It has a duration of 12 minutes.

I want to take the Aptis exam. Where and how can I prepare for it?

To prepare for the Aptis English exam, you can search for online resources such as study materials and practice exercises. You can also consider taking specific Aptis preparation classes or courses at language institutes. Additionally, there are preparation books available that will help you become familiar with the format and content of the exam. Lastly, regularly practicing with listening, reading, writing, and speaking exercises will help improve your skills in each of these areas.

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