[Cambridge University Press]

.Business English CertificateBEC

Cambridge English: Business Certificates, also known as Business English Certificates (BEC), help professionals develop the English language skills to communicate confidently in challenging business environment.  Business English Qualifications are recognized by employers, ministries, government bodies and professional organisations throughout the world.

Recognition

Cambridge English: Business Certificates are developed in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) – the internationally recognized system for describing language ability.

Cambridge English: Business Certificates feature three certificates that provide a progressive way to develop and improve Business English ability, and make it easy to prove to employers the exact level of your English.

[BEC Preliminary]

♣♣♣♣♣♣ BECBusiness Preliminary

With a B1 Business Preliminary qualification, you show employers that you have a good knowledge of English for practical, everyday use in business.

Cambridge English: Business Preliminary certificate shows that you can:
  • Talk about business subjects
  • Understand charts and graphs
  • Write a short business email
  • Follow short telephone conversations.
Reasons to choose Cambridge English: Business Preliminary:
  • Succeed in business-related studies with English language skills you can prove.
  • Improve your career opportunities – get the English language skills you need to be successful.
  • Accepted globally by top international companies like Procter & Gamble, HSBC and AstraZeneca, as well as education institutions and business schools.
CFER Level B1
Test Format:Computer on paper - Based
No. of papers:3
Exam Length:About 2 hours 20 minutes
[BEC Vantage]

♣♣♣ HigherBusiness Vantage

B2 Business Vantage, formerly known as Cambridge English: Business Vantage (BEC Vantage) is one of Cambridge English Qualifications. It shows employers that you’re ready to do business at an international level.

With a B2 Business Vantage qualification, you show employers that you are ready to work successfully in international business. This exam could help you when applying for new jobs, getting a promotion, or developing your career.

Cambridge English: Business Vantage certificate shows that you can:
  • Write short business messages and reports
  • Read articles from business publications
  • Listen to, understand and give your opinions in meetings.
Reasons to choose Cambridge English: Business Vantage:
  • Improve your career opportunities – get the English language skills you need to be successful.
  • Succeed in business-related studies with English language skills you can prove.
  • Accepted globally by top international companies like Procter & Gamble, HSBC and AstraZeneca, as well as education institutions and business schools.
CEFR: level B2
Test Format Computer or Paper based
No. of papers: 4
Exam Length 2 hours 40 Minutes
[BEC Higher]

♣♣♣♣♣♣ HigherBusiness Higher

C1 Business Higher, formerly known as Cambridge English: Business Higher (BEC Higher) is one of Cambridge English Qualifications. It helps you to get the practical language skills you need to work effectively at a senior level in international business.

With a C1 Business Higher qualification, you show employers that you have achieved an advanced level of Business English.

CEFR level:C1
Test format:Computer of paper-based
No. of papers:4
Exam length:About 3 hours
Cambridge English: Business Higher certificate shows that you can:
  • Communicate effectively at managerial and professional level
  • Participate with confidence in workplace meetings and presentations
  • Express yourself with a high level of fluency
  • React appropriately in different cultural and social situations.

Test Dates and Locations

BEC Vantage – CB Exam Dates 2021

 Session Deadline Timetabling details Exam date Speaking Window Results window Certificate dispatch date
February 15/02/2021 17/02/2021 19/02/2021 12/02/2021 – 21/02/2021 05/03/2021 – 11/03/2021 17/03/2021
March 15/03/2021 04/03/2021 19/03/2021 12/03/2021 – 21/03/2021 06/04/2021 – 12/04/2021 16/04/2021
May 04/05/2021

05/05/2021

23/04/2021

26/04/2021

08/05/2021

11/05/2021

30/04/2021 – 09/05/2021

07/05/2021 – 16/05/2021

21/05/2021 – 27/05/2021

25/05/2021 – 01/06/2021

03/06/2021

07/06/2021

June 14/06/2021 03/06/2021 18/06/2021 11/06/2021 – 20/06/2021 02/07/2021 – 08/07/2021 14/07/2021
July 13/07/2021 02/07/2021 17/07/2021 09/07/2021 – 18/07/2021 30/07/2021 – 05/08/2021 11/08/2021
August 17/08/2021 06/08/2021 21/08/2021 13/08/2021 – 22/08/2021 06/09/2021 – 10/09/2021 16/09/2021
September 31/08/2021 20/08/2021 04/09/2021 27/08/2021 – 05/09/2021 17/09/2021 – 23/09/2021 29/09/2021
November 20/11/2021 09/11/2021 24/11/2021 19/11/2021 – 28/11/2021 08/12/2021 – 14/12/2021 20/12/2021
December 01/12/2021

06/12/2021

22/11/2021

25/11/2021

07/12/2021

10/12/2021

03/12/2021 – 12/12/2021

03/12/2021 – 12/12/2021

21/12/2021 – 04/01/2022

24/12/2021 – 07/01/2022

05/01/2022

10/01/2022

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ICD centers conducting BEC test:

Test Registration:

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Test Results:

Online BEC result can be obtained within 4 weeks.
Student are provided with their final certificate from Cambridge after 6 weeks of the exam date.
BEC results are reported in scale score of 180 to 199 out of total score 220, see Cambridge English Scale for understanding of CAE scores that are aligned according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level. Your score is reported for each component including Reading, Listening, and Writing, Speaking and Use of English and an average score of all components.

[How to prepare]

Test Preparation:

Face to Face ICD offers face to face preparation classes at its centre in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.
– Diagnostic exam
– Face to face Classes (Monday to Friday)
– Teacher-led sessions
– Practice tests
– Personalized score reports
– Homework assignment
– Teacher email support
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Buy books BEC Preparatory books for all three levels is available at ICD.

·         Cambridge English: Business Preliminary

·          Cambridge English: Business Vantage

·          Cambridge English: Business Higher Place your order here.

Test Day Information:

Candidates must adhere following before Exam:

  • Candidate must reach test centre 20-30 minutes before the starting time.
  • Candidates are required to bring their CNIC card or Passport, or they won’t be allowed to take test.
  • No edible is allowed within test centre.
  • Candidates aren’t allowed to bring cell phone, any electronic devices and bags in the test centre.
  • Stationary and page(s) will be provided by the institute to perform the exam.
  • Any person other than candidate or staff is permitted to enter test centre.

Latest Updates:

BEC gives you chance to

  • Work abroad
  • Work with international organizations in your own country
  • Study business-related subjects taught in English
  • Use English confidently in international business environments.

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