Booking for the A2 English test


The common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) measures the eligibility of the candidates before they book the A2 exams. It is a UKVI approved exam known as GESE(Graded Examination in spoken English) Grade 3 or A2. A2 English Test is a mandatory test that has to be taken for the extension of visas to stay in the UK. This exam is applicable for Spouse/Partner visa extensions and also for the non-EEA parents of a UK citizen to extend their stay in the country. This article will provide you information on how to do an A2 English Test Booking for the center of your choice, here are some tips for you to start from:

Are you eligible to apply?

The first criteria to take the test are that the candidate has to be Spouse/Partner of a person who is settled in the UK or a Parent of the person who is settled in the UK.

Second is that the candidates can only apply for an extension after they have stayed for 2.5 years in the UK this was applicable from October 2016.Whoever is interested in taking the beginner’s test can also apply for the same.

Procedure for A2 English Test Booking:

Choose a site that has candidate guidance portals. The candidates have to check whether they have the right eligibility to take the test. Exam centers have to be selected and the dates of your choice to take the test can also be selected. You can book from the available dates that will be displayed on the site. The candidates will be guided about the procedures on the site.

The A2 English test booking fee is 200.00 GBP. The provisional announcement of results will be done on the same day. The candidates will receive the certificate within 7 days of the provisional results.

Evaluation of the A2 English test:

The exam will consist of a 7-minute long, the candidates will be asked to describe their day to day activities, understand the basic use of the tenses, especially the present continuous tense. The speaking and listening skills of the candidate will be checked through various assessments. The candidates must understand the frequent words and phrases typically used in the description of their activities such as the weather, local area, etc. Proper pronunciation is required and usage of short sentences must be preferred.

All this has to be presented to the examiner of the A2 English test. The candidates can also visit online sites such as to take practice tests. They can also improve the English fluency through it. Once the test is cleared the candidates are allowed the extension of their stay in the UK into their 5 years visa. You can also refer to various other online courses to get the basic idea of the test and also download some audio files to test your listening skills.  So, if you are willing to apply you have to check your eligibility, prepare for it properly and clear it.

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