Experts in official examinations

For your studies, for work, for the challenge! Prepare for any of the main suite official exams with the New York Institute:

  • Cambridge Young Learners, KET, PET, FCE, CAE & CPE
  • Trinity GESE & ISE

We know each and every exam, their differences and appropriateness for every student at every stage in their English learning / age or needs for official qualifications.

We know the exact content and skills required for each exam and at every level as well as the specialist techniques and challenges they need and present. With our expert coaching you stand the best of chances of passing your chosen exam the first time!

Our exclusive level assessment will place you precisely at the right level of exam and we co-ordinate the exam registration process for your ease and peace of mind – please contact us for further no-obligation information.

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Also please consult our table of exams equivalencies and their corresponding levels:


NEW YORK INSTITUTE Table of official exam equivalencies and competences COPYRIGHT 2014
CEF Level Competence level Trinity GESE Trinity ISE Cambridge Exams IELTS TOEFL iBIT
C 2 Proficient user 12 ISE 4 Certificate in Proficient English 9 & 10 120
C 1.2 Pre-proficient 11 ISE 3 8 110
C 1.1 Advanced user 10 ISE 3 Certificate in Advanced English 7, 7,5
B 2.3 Pre-advanced 9 ISE 2 6 87 – 109
B 2.2 Independent user 8 ISE 2 First Certificate 5,5
B 2.1 Intermediate 7 ISE 2 5
B 1.2 Pre-intermediate 6 ISE 1 Preliminary English Test 4,5 57 – 86
B 1.1 Elementary + 5 ISE 1 4
A 2.2 Elementary 4 ISE0 Flyers / Key English Test 3 0 – 56
A 2.1 Beginner + 3 ISE 0 Movers 2
A 1.2 Beginner 2 Starters 1


NEW YORK INSTITUTE Desirable age / competence guide COPYRIGHT 2014
Level Desirable age
C 2 Proficient user 18 – adult
C 1 Advanced user 18 – adult
B 2 Independent user 13, 14, 15 & 16
B 1 Pre-intermediate 12, 13 & 14
A 2 Elementary 10,11
A 1 Beginner 8, 9 & 10


Additional information:

Why do an official exam in English? Today an official qualification is an essential element in your CV. Many employers contract applicants based on their skills in English. For school and University leavers, a minimum B1.2 level is a legal requirement. For the long-term student official exams mark a set challenge and bring objectivity and unquestionable evidence of progress.

Official exams bring rewards and satisfaction and are an important investment in yourself.

If you need information regarding the differences between the most popular exams and the different levels, we are happy to help clarify any doubts. We have all the information regarding exam dates and venues.