A2 English Test- The beginner’s guide

According to the new rule from October 2016, the non-EEA partners of the residents of the UK mandatorily have to apply and attend the A2 English Test. It is a basis to measure the level of English the candidate can use to make basic conversation.

A2 English test is a basic level exam to test the candidates for their English qualifications. This test is given by candidates who are willing to extend their stay in the UK known as the spousal visa or further leave to remain. This test can also be availed by the parents of EEA citizens. Based on the candidate’s performance the results are measured by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

What is CEFR?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has a set of examinations ranging from beginners to different levels of their English qualifications. They divide the qualifications as basic, independent and proficient. The candidates can start from the basic that is A1 and A2 English test and advance.

Website to register

Find the correct website to register your center for the A2 English test and pay the booking fees online. Follow the necessary steps to fill the details and complete theregistration. The candidates can also select their preferred location and date on which they are willing to appear for the same. The booking fee will be 200.00 GBP. You can look through the available dates and select accordingly.

Preparing for the test

The candidates can take various online tests available such as PTE general level test or KET that will improve their correctness as they practice. The exam consists of an assessment of speaking and listening skills of the candidates. For the preparation of listening skills, they can try to find online sources that can give them audio content to listen and answer a few questions. Practicing will help the candidate to effectively present it to the examiner. Understanding the word and proper use of it in sentences will be evaluated. For a clear pronunciation of the words, they can refer to the dictionary and repeat it until they get it perfectly.

Test evaluation

The name of the exam is the GESE Grade 3 exam or commonly known as CEFR A2. The candidates must have also passed SELT that is, Secure English Language Test. It is the UKVI approved test for all the citizens who come to the UK and are dependent on their children or spouses who are the permanent residents for visas.

The duration of the test is 7 minutes long, the candidates will be evaluated according to their speaking and listening skills. The candidates can practice for such tests in the manner mentioned above. The results will be announced provisionally within the same day. The assessment is strictly based on the candidate’s speaking and listening skills. The certificate of their proficiency will be provided to them within 7 days.

The interested candidates can apply for the exams and clear it for availing the extension of visas.