Cambridge English: C2 Proficiency (CPE)
level: C2 / advanced
The Cambridge Proficiency exam is the hardest of the Cambridge exams.
Who is it for?
Do this test if you really love English. If you pass this test
your English is good enough for you to teach English to others. Your English will be good enough to study at any British university at undergraduate, postgraduate or PHD level.
What is the C2 Proficiency test like?
The test has four papers:
Writing - 2 tasks, 2 hours
Reading and Use of English - 7 parts, 53 questions, 90 minutes
Listening - 3 or 4 recordings, 40
Speaking - with another
candidate, 15 minutes
Grade A, B, C (pass), D, E or U (fail):
- 220–230 = Grade A = C2
- 213–219 = Grade B = C2
- 200–212 = Grade C = C2
- 180–199 = Level C1
C2. Super advanced. Click here to see a table comparing CPE with other
Where do I take the test?
At a test centre.
When can I take the test?
Arrange with your closest
test centre. The test can only be taken twice a year, in June and
December. It is possible to do the test on a computer or on paper.
How much does it cost to take C2 Proficiency?
Fees are set by test centres.
Expect to pay around €240 euros.