Business English Certificate (BEC) Exam

In today’s global business world, it is important to show employers that you can communicate in English effectively in every-day business situations. To prove your efficiency British Council offers three levels of Cambridge English Business exams: BEC Preliminary (Intermediate), BEC Vantage (Upper Intermediate) and BEC Higher (Advanced). Business English Certificates are designed to give you practical skills to help you succeed in English-speaking international business environments.

BEC Preliminary

This qualification shows employers that you can communicate in English in practical everyday business situations. This level will help you to improve your English for your career. Studying for the BEC Preliminary will give you a good foundation in the English skills that you need to work in international business contexts.
Level of qualification: Intermediate = B1 on the Common European Framework

Exam Pattern

Reading & Writing Listening Speaking
Time 1 hour 30 mins 40 mins 12 mins
Marks % of total 50% 25% 25%

BEC Vantage

Preparing for the BEC Vantage will develop your confidence and the English skills you need to succeed in international business contexts. This exam will help in showing the employers that your English is good enough for you to work in an English-speaking business environment.


Level of qualification: Upper Intermediate = B2 on the common European Framework

Exam Pattern

Reading Writing Listening Speaking
Time 1 hour 45 mins 40 mins 14 mins
Marks % of total 25% 25% 25% 25%

BEC Higher

The BEC Higher qualification proves to employers that you can be effective in a demanding English-speaking business environment. This exam will help you to develop professional English business skills.

Level of qualification: Advanced = C1 on the Common European Framework

Exam Pattern

Reading Writing Listening Speaking
Time 1 hour 1 hour 10 mins 40 mins 16 mins
Marks % of total 25% 25% 25% 25%

Training Programme

BEC is a certification Programme to enhance business English proficiency. The students registered for BEC exam will be trained to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in business context through various activities. Training will be given by the staff members of English department certified by British council.

Registration Details

BEC Preliminary284 students
BEC Vantage201 students
BEC Higher02 students

Certification Details

Batch I 2012 -2013
BEC Preliminary 32 Students
BEC Vantage 24 Students
Batch II 2013 -2014
BEC Preliminary 22 Students
BEC Vantage 48 Students
Batch III 2014 -2015 ( Sep. 2014)
BEC Preliminary 126 Students
BEC Vantage 51 Students
Batch IV 2014 -2015 ( May, 2015)
BEC Preliminary 32 Students
BEC Vantage 24 Students
Batch V 2015 -2016
BEC Preliminary 20 Students
BEC Vantage 36 Students
Batch VI 2018 -2019
BEC Preliminary 25 Students
2014 - 2015 
Computer Science Engineering19 Students
Electronics and Communication Engineering02 students
Electrical and Electronics Engineering16 students
Information Technology07 students
Mechanical Engineering05 students
2013 - 2014 
Computer Science Engineering24 Students
Electronics and Communication Engineering 98 students
Electrical and Electronics Engineering29 students
Information Technology33 students
Mechanical Engineering09 students
2012-2013
Computer Science Engineering15 Students
Electronics and Communication Engineering49 students
Electrical and Electronics Engineering23 students
Information Technology42 students
Mechanical Engineering09 students

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