Level 1 Test in English (Level B1 CEFR)

The Level 1 Test in English developed by the Language testing centre at St Petersburg University measures the language proficiency of candidates at CEFR Level B1.

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This is an average level of proficiency in a foreign language which involves the ability to understand the main content of standard messages within familiar spoken situations that occur at work, school, in leisure time, etc.; the ability to carry out spoken interactions in most situations that arise when visiting a country where the language being studied is spoken; the ability to make a coherent simple statement within familiar spoken situations on everyday topics; the ability to talk about impressions, events, intentions and dreams, briefly put across your point of view, and explain plans.

  • Test duration3 hours 13 minutes
  • Number of papers5
  • Formin-person
  • Required test score (%) to pass the test: 51-100%

Test format


Number of tasks



4 tasks (25 items)

40 min


2 tasks (“Short message” and “Email” or “Article”)

50 min


4 tasks (24 items)

47 min

Use of English

3 tasks (24 items)

38 min


2 tasks (“Dialogue”, “Talk”)

14-18 min

Test results

The candidate who achieves a “pass” score will receive a certificate with a grade (A, B, C). The grade within the level depends on the overall test score (%). Certificates are issued within 4-5 weeks of the moment of taking the test.

Test grade

Test score (%)







Test sessions

Preparation for the test


If you have any questions, please, contact us by phone: +7 (812) 363-64-06, +7 (812) 363-64-09 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can find out about the current dates of registration and the exam, as well as its cost, on the general information page.