The Cambridge placement test is a 25 question online English test that will tell you which of the Cambridge English exams is best suited for your level. It is helpful to take the Cambridge placement test before deciding which certification exam to take because each Cambridge exam is designed for a single level of English skill. All the Cambridge exams are pass/fail, so choosing the wrong test can lead to a failing grade or a less valuable certification.
The Cambridge placement test is free and available online here: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/
There are four versions of the placement test, one for adults, one for teens, one for business English, and one for children. The Cambridge placement test is not timed and the correct answers are given at the end of the test. This test’s levels and scores are, to use the official Cambridge placement test language, “very approximate”.