Introducing BEC Exam :
In today’s world effective English Communication gives you the booster you need to make a jump start in your career . There are many exams to test the proficiency in English, While IELTS, TOEFL are more needed while applying for foreign universities as per their guideline; BEC is another exam which is designed for the working professionals. Today more of the employers in India are recognizing BEC certified candidates.
This exam has four focus areas : Reading , Writing, Speaking and Listening. While a months preparation of 2 hours per day is necessary for preparation of the exam for average students, it may take more time if english is not your schooling language and your are not fluent in english.
GSG team recommends our readers to prepare for the BEC Higher Certification. If you are not much confident in your english skills , you can take the BEC Vantage first and subsequently the higher version.
The details of the certification are available below in the British Council Site and attached below.
What is BEC (Business English Certificate) ?
BEC is an international examination designed by the University of Cambridge ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), to assess business English proficiency. The certificate is recognised by educational institutions and corporations worldwide and complements degrees and diplomas. BEC is a qualification that is valid for life and can be added to your resume. In India, the British Council in co-operation with Cambridge ESOL brings the BEC to you.
BEC is practical by nature, so you will focus learning to use English in real world business situations, e.g. Meetings, Presentations, Teleconferences etc.
Prepares candidates to interact effectively while carrying out routine business transactions, for e.g. speaking to clients over the telephone, writing brief letters, making appointments.
Assesses how candidates can conduct and take part in meetings and teleconferences using skills of negotiation to put across a point of view. Ability to draft letters, memos, minutes of meetings and topics for presentation using appropriate business vocabulary and format.
Assesses proficiency in the use of English for making presentations, negotiating effectively in the promotion of products and services, and in engaging in extended conversations with clients at meetings and seminars.
Many employers around the world recognise Business English Certificates as proof of the holder’s ability to cope linguistically in a wide range of professional situations. There is a long list of companies and organizations in India, which have officially recognised or used BEC, either for staff recruitment or as part of their training and staff development programme. Some organizations have even made BEC requirement for recruitment.
BEC is now recognised by over 100 corporate organisations in India and offered by over 120 educational institutes. Download our BEC recognition brochures to find out more:
Download the BEC Recognition Brochure here:
Click here for details of your nearest British Council office.
|BEC Preliminary fees||Rs. 3050|
|BEC Vantage fees||Rs. 2500|
|BEC Higher fees||Rs. 3300|
at New Delhi/ Mumbai/ Kolkata/ Chennai respectively.
The above have to be submitted to the BC office before the registration closing date.
Do post your questions regarding this exam and we will be happy to guide you.
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