Cambridge ESOL Business English Certificates (BEC)

BEC (Business English Certificate) is an international business English examination offered by Cambridge ESOL and can be taken at three levels, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced level, which is equivalent to the Cambridge ESOL PET, FCE and CAE levels.

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2002 REVISIONS OF THE BEC EXAMS

  BEC Preliminary BEC Vantage BEC Higher
Reading
Revised exam
6 parts/40 items
7 parts/45 items
5 parts/45 items
same
6 parts/50 items
6 parts/52 items/
1 hr
Writing
Revised exam
2 tasks
3 tasks/20 minutes
2 tasks/45 minutes
same
2 tasks
2 tasks/1 hr 10
minutes

Revised exam
1 hr 10 minutes
1 hr and 30 minutes
1 hr 30 minutes
1 hr and 45 minutes
1 hr 40 minutes
same
Listening

Revised exam
4 parts/30 items/
40 minutes
same
3 parts/30 items/
40 minutes
same
3 parts/30 items/
40 minutes
same
Speaking
Revised exam
2 parts/10 minutes
3 parts/12 minutes
2 parts/12 minutes
3 parts/14 minutes
3 parts/14 minutes
3 parts/16 minutes

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Read more about the BEC Exams on the official website

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