If you are taking an Aptis test, 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 test take to complete?

The total duration of the Aptis test depends on the components you are taking. The maximum allowed time for each component for the Aptis General test is: 

  • Grammar and vocabulary: 25 minutes
  • Speaking: 12 minutes
  • Writing: 50 minutes
  • Reading: 35 minutes
  • Listening: 40 minutes.

The timings for some components may differ if you are taking other variants such as Aptis Advanced, Aptis for Teachers or Aptis for Teens. Please check the pages for each component for more information.

Preparation materials

Watch the introductory videos for each of the components and check out the preparation tips. You can also take a demo test, download the Aptis Advanced candidate guide. 

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.