In today’s dynamic business environment, a workforce with the ability to communicate effectively in English can translate into higher profitability and better brand image of the company. Therefore, it is important to review, recruit, and train professionals based on their English language skills.

Aptis is an innovative English language test that enables organisations to assess the English language proficiency of their staff and make informed decisions on recruitment, benchmarking and workforce development. 


  • Aptis uses a detailed reporting system, where both a scaled score and a CEFR level are provided for each skill tested.
  • Individual and group reports are provided so you get a clear picture of each test taker’s strengths and weaknesses as well as their ranking within the workforce.
  • A compulsory grammar and vocabulary test is combined with one or more skills tests (reading, writing, speaking and listening), allowing you to test only the skills that are relevant. 
  • Aptis can be taken using a computer, tablet, or pen and paper and results can be provided within 48 hours.
  • All Aptis tests consist of high-quality content put together and reviewed by a dedicated global team for suitability around the world.
  • Free practice materials and test guides are available for candidates. 
  • The test is simple to administer and technical support is provided.
  • The British Council is strongly committed to the highest standards of equality, diversity and inclusion in testing, so extra time can be allocated for candidates in specially prepared computer-based versions when this is required. A braille version of the core and reading test is available.


The test is currently used around the world by various types of businesses in different industries, from small to medium enterprises to multinational corporations. 

GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited (GSKP) in Pakistan

GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited, an industry leader in Pharmaceuticals had a need to have their sales managers assessed for English language proficiency to benchmark language proficiency for specific job roles and make it criteria for internal promotions.GSKP has established a partnership with British Council in Pakistan and has made Aptis part of the annual appraisal system for field sales staff who need to go through the test to provide their skills and eligibility for promotion.

KPMG in Egypt

KPMG, one of the largest professional services companies in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, used Aptis to test the English language skills of their current and potential employees. Aptis allowed the company to identify those employees who need further training, and those who may be suitable for an alternative role within the business.

CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center) in India, Bangladesh and Mexico

CIMMYT has purchased the Aptis tests with a focus on recruitment of new employees and benchmarking of internal employees to assess improvements. They have assessed new as well as their existing employees with Aptis as a part of their recruitment and benchmarking assessment exercise in India, Mexico and Bangladesh and plan to assess more employees and new recruits in the next few months in Kenya, Ethiopia, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Worley Parsons in Oman

Worley Parsons, a resources & energy company in Oman provides expertise in engineering, procurement and offers a wide range of consulting and advisory service. The company used Aptis test to assess the English language proficiency of the prospected candidates as part of the recruitment process.


NetSol Technologies Inc. in Pakistan

NetSol used Aptis to benchmark English language requirements for various job roles and assess employee language proficiency skills for training needs analysis to bring them up to the required level for the job role. In addition, Aptis was used for recruitment to increase the efficiency of the complete process.

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