If you are a student, taking BCT-S or a teacher, preparing students for the test, you need to familiarise yourself with the test format and task types.

BCT-S candidate Guide (Japanese only)

Contains sample tests and tips for learning and answering. You can also check how to use the tablet. Use the scoring criteria in each section listed for teaching and learning.

BCT-S  for all 

The British Council is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in English language testing. We believe that each person should have the opportunity to perform to the best of his or her ability on the BCT-S tests. 

If you have a disability and believe that BCT-S is not accessible to you, or believe that the form of the test will not allow you to show your true level of English, please contact the university you are applying for or the British Council in Japan  to talk about the ways in which the test can be modified for your needs. 

Please discuss it with us to ensure that we can support you with a test which is both fair to you and maintains the high standards and reliability of BCT-S.   

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Sample Test

Check the following notes and try out the BCT-S Sample test.

  • This sample test requires internet access.
  • Be sure to use Google Chrome as your internet browser.
  • In the sample test, it is not necessary to enter the various codes (session code, keycode) required on the first screen. Click the Next button to proceed.
  • Please note that sample tests cannot be evaluated.

BCT-S Sample Answers and Introduction

Please refer the BCT-S guidance videos below for the scoring criteria with sample answers. Please use this information for your studies for the exam, or for teaching students.

Video 1: BCT-S Introduction

Video 2: BCT-S Candidate guidance Task2

Video 3: BCT-S Candidate guidance Task3

Video 4: BCT-S Candidate guidance Task4

*There are currently no sample answers or introduction videos for Task 1.

See also