If you are taking Aptis ESOL, it is important to familiarise yourself with the test format and task types so that you can show your best performance on the test day.
How long does the Aptis ESOL test take to complete?
The total duration of the Aptis ESOL test depends on the variant you are taking. In the table below you can find the timings for each variant.
Aptis ESOL General
Aptis ESOL Advanced
|Grammar and Vocabulary||25 minutes||25 minutes|
|Speaking||12 minutes||10 minutes|
|Listening||40 minutes||30 minutes|
|Reading||35 minutes||60 minutes|
|Writing||50 minutes||45 minutes|
Aptis Candidate Guides
Find out more about the format of each test component in the Aptis ESOL Candidate Guides for each variant.
To prepare for Aptis ESOL General, we recommend that you watch the introductory videos for each of the components in the pages below and take a demo test.
For more general preparation and useful exercises, we have plenty of free resources on our Learn English website where you can practise and improve your English skills.
Find out how the test is structured. Read our tips, watch the video and take a demo test.
Find out more about the different listening task types, check our tips, watch the video and take an Aptis listening demo test.
Find out more about the different reading task types, check our tips, watch the video and take an Aptis reading demo test.
The Aptis speaking test assesses your ability to communicate in English in real-life situations. It takes about 12 minutes and is divided into four sections.
The Aptis Writing Test takes up to 50 minutes to complete and contains four tasks. Read out writing tips, watch the video and take an Aptis writing demo test.
Prepare for Aptis ESOL Advanced with the Aptis Advanced Test - format and hints videos.
Watch the Understanding Aptis workshop to help you understand how Aptis works.