KGL Contest

KGL Contest is the fastest growing competition available globally.
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About KGL Contest

KGL Contest is the fastest growing competition available globally and we welcome you to be part of this fun experience and join the international community of KGL. The KGL Contest is organized by the International Testing Authority. It aims to prepares students for future language assessments as well as encourage English Language learning. KGL can be taken by students up to the age of 18 provided they are learning English as a foreign language. KGL motivates students through rewarding fun contests which are of the highest quality and standards. There are prizes for all winners at each level. The KGL International School Partner logo (Platinum, Gold, Silver) is awarded to schools according to entries and is valid for the period stated.

Eligible: Students up to the age of 18 (provided they are learning English as a foreign language).Students whose native language is English cannot appear in this contest. In order to participate in the KGL Contest contestants must meet the age* requirements below:

PRE A1 Born after 01 January 2009
A1 Born after 01 January 2008
A2 Born after 01 January 2006
B1 Born after 01 January 2005
B2 Born after 01 January 2003

*Proof of age will be required before prizes are awarded

Stage 1 consists of a multiple choice test with reading passages followed by questions.  All questions have three or four answer options. Participants fill in their answers on the answer sheet. You have 1 hour 20 minutes to complete the test (Pre-A1 60 minutes). Approximately 12 percent of students from each level qualify to Stage 2 of the competition.

Stage 2 is also a multiple choice test with reading passages followed by questions.  There will also be a listening and writing component to the test. The national top 3 finalists are announced and the 1st place winner from each level will be invited to the Global Round.  In the case of equal scoring of finalists, the youngest contestant is awarded the place and second place is awarded to the runner up.

Global Round

The National finalist from each level will be invited to the global round, to compete with other finalists in their level. During the event all finalists take a test including a written exam.  The finalist with the highest overall score is the KGL Global Winner for that year.  The Global winner receives a scholarship to be used for educations purposes. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded to  contestants at each level based on overall performance in the Global Event test. Contestants who have shown very high performance overall also receive commendation awards.

The Global Round takes place in a different country each year. The 2020-2021 KGL Global Round will take place in Greece!

Note: A contestant who participated in Stage 1 of the previous contest but did NOT progress to Stage 2; is allowed to participate at the same level in the current contest. (However, a contestant who participated in Stage 1 of the previous contest and progressed to Stage 2 is not allowed to participate at the same level in the current contest). All levels are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

KGL Contest Dates 2021

Deadline to sign up: 20th February, 2021

Stage 1:              27 February 2021

Stage 2:              20 March 2021

Global Event     28-29-30 May 2021

Separate Global Finalists Tests take place on 29 May 2021 for 2020 finalists and 2021 finalists.

Registration Cost: PKR 2,800 ( Submission details below)

How to Participate as a School:

  1. Schools can sign up with the KGL Country Partner (For Pakistan – Eye on Ivy) here: https://forms.gle/bVqmKdrV9tmAdXKj6 (School will need to appoint a supervisor who will be responsible for registering the school venue information, candidate information and organize invigilators).
  2. After signing up, schools will receive KGL school portal details through KGL.
  3. Eye on Ivy will also send a confirmation email, including coordination details.
  4. School Supervisor can now register their candidates on the KGL School Portal.
  5. To complete registration, school will need to provide information about their venue, supervisor, candidates, and invigilator; including fee submission to Eye on Ivy before 20th February, 2021.
  6. Schools can opt for either an online or paper-based exam. They will be able to see the online version of the exam after signing up.
  7. School Supervisor will be intimated on venue protocol and other important information by Eye on Ivy.

How to Participate as an Individual

  1. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/GahFc5s1c1f74PZYA
  2. Receive payment details via email.
  3. Send us a photo of your paid receipt
  4. Candidates will receive confirmation of registration.
  5. Candidates will receive their candidate number, statement of entry, venue schedule one week prior to the exam from us.
  6. Individuals can opt for an online or paper-based exam (option available in Lahore only).

Deadline to submit fee: 20th February 2021

Sample Papers:

KGL Sample Format Paper A2

KGL Sample Format Paper Pre A1

KGL Sample Format Paper A1

KGL Sample Format Paper B1

KGL Sample Format Paper B2

Sample Format Paper Answer Key Pre A1, A1, A2, B1, B2,

For more information visit KGL or KGL FAQs.

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