Cambridge English Qualifications Digital
World class exams available digitally and on demand

On 21 February 2024, Cambridge English will move their computer-based exams to a new platform and re-launch them as Cambridge English Qualifications Digital. The new platform will bring you and your students more flexibility with dates, shorter turn around for results and later registration deadlines.

From 21 February 2024 Cambridge English Qualifications Digital will be available for:
  • A2 Key / A2 Key for Schools 
  • B1 Preliminary / B1 Preliminary for Schools 
  • B2 First / B2 First for Schools 
  • C1 Advanced 
  • C2 Proficiency

Exam format

The format of the exams will not change and will continue to provide candidates with an interface that is easy and intuitive to navigate. Cambridge English Qualifications Digital will offer candidates:
  • the same structure, task types and timings as traditional paper-based exams
  • Listening with headphones
  • use of the computer keyboard for written sections of the exams
  • control of font size and colour
  •  volume control during the Listening
  • on screen clock to check timing
  • traditional face-to-face speaking component.
Candidates with Special Requirements will be able to request extra time in Reading/Use of English and Writing components.

Please note that Cambridge English Qualifications Digital cannot be taken from home on personal computers.

This tutorial video shows you how Cambridge English Digital works:

Dates: where you want, when you want

Candidates will soon be able to choose to take their Cambridge English Digital exam most weeks of the year and in multiple locations. We will be publishing dates and locations very soon and you can view them on our exam calendar.

Preparation Centres will be able to request a session any day of the year using the ‘Request a Session’ button on Exams Madrid Online. Preparation Centres will be able to request a session any day of the year. Please request your date via email to [email protected].

On demand: sessions every day, 365 days a year at any time of day.Fast: results received in just 5 to 10 working days. This is 5 days faster than now.
Flexible: offer registration 1 or 2 weeks in advance.Secure: randomized tests for increased security.

Secure, reliable, and straightforward

  • Secure: tasks are randomised, so people taking exams in the same room have different versions. This randomisation means fewer malpractice issues and secure, fair, on demand testing.
  • Reliable: candidates only need to be connected to the internet at the start and end of the exam. If candidates lose connection in between, the exam submission won’t be affected.
  • Straightforward: Cambridge digital exams are technically straightforward to set up