What is the Aptis?


What is the Aptis?
It’s a general English test to assess language skills.  (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing) With a Separate portion for (Grammar and vocabulary)
The assessment format is based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of References for languages)
The exam is commonly used as a flexible exam that is used by organizations to assess foundation English skills for workforce development and training needs.
(This exam is also as a placement  test )
Who Created It?
The Aptis is a Product of the British Council launched in 2012.  The British Council is a British organization that specializing in international educational and cultural opportunities. The British Council also is responsible for the IELTS exam. britishcouncil.org
What is the format of this exam?
You will take this exam on a computer at a testing center general on a locked down browser.  You are not allowed to have phones or personal belongings during this examination.
What this exam isn't
Even though this exam is a product of the British Council, it is not like the IELTS or the TOEFL exam by ETS. The IELTS and the TOEFL are more high stakes exams responsible for the admission into academic programs, employment opportunities, and immigration.
What's good about the Aptis

It’s a good exam because it provides you will an all-around picture of your language skills.  Measures by an international Standard (CEFR)

The Aptis is not a Pass/Fail Exam
It is designed to determine current English Language skills and development needs.  How is your English now and what do you need to improve on.
The Basic Structure and Timming of the Exam

Aptis Timing

*Full Exam is around 2:30-3 Hours 

The test can be taken in one entire sitting depending on the test provider, or in parts. But the Aptis will give you a good all round picture of English Language skills. Determined by CEFR (for more information about CEFR look here)