Proficiency in English CPE
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British Council

Cambridge English: Proficiency is also known as the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). This qualification shows that you have mastered English and can use it fluently in demanding research, academic and professional situations. This is the highest Cambridge English qualification.

Level of qualification: Proficient = C2 on the Common European Framework.

Exam dates, fees and locations

Andorra

Date Type of exam Registration period Price
To be confirmed   Paper  To be confirmed   238€

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Barcelona

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
07/03/2020 Paper 28/01/2020 238€
09/05/2020 Paper 26/03/2020 238€
12/06/2020 Paper 27/04/2020 238€
11/07/2020 (pm) Computer 08/06/2020 or places run out* 238€
* Limited places

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Bilbao

  Date Type of exam Registration period Price
29/02/2020 Computer Based Until 16/02/2020 or places run out* 238€
07/03/2020 Paper 01/02/2020 238€

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Madrid

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
29/02/2020 Computer 17/02/2020 or places run out* 238€
07/03/2020 Paper 30/01/2020 238€
09/05/2020 Paper 31/03/2020 238€
22/05/2020 Computer 10/05/2020 or places run out* 238€
12/06/2020 Paper 06/05/2020 238€
11/07/2020 Computer 29/06/2020 or places run out* 238€

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Menorca

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
To be confirmed   Paper  To be confirmed  238€

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Palma de Mallorca

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
07/03/2020 Paper Until 28/01/2020 238€
12/06/2020 Paper Until 27/04/2020 238€

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Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration period Fees
 To be confirmed  Paper   To be confirmed  238€

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Valencia

 Date Exam type Registration period Fees
29/02/2020 Computer Until 04/02/2020 or places run out* 238€
07/03/2020 Paper Until 21/01/2020 238€
22/05/2020 Computer Until 27/04/2020 or places run out* 238€
12/06/2020 Paper Until 27/04/2020 238€
11/07/2020 Computer Until 01/06/2020 or places run out* 238€

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WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS EXAM? 

You should take the CPE if you want to prove to employers that you can use English at a senior management level, or if you want to study at postgraduate or PhD level at an English-speaking university.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • understand almost everything you hear or read in English
  • use and understand formal, academic and colloquial language
  • negotiate, argue and discuss the subtle issues of complex subjects.

HOW DOES THE EXAM PROCESS WORK?

There are four parts to the CPE exam. You will complete papers Reading & Use of English, Writing and Listening on the same day. The Speaking may be on a different day. You do the speaking with two examiners and one other candidate.

 CPE READING AND USE OF ENGLISH WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING
Time allowed 1hr 30 mins 1hr 30 mins 40 mins 16 mins per pair of candidates
Marks (% of total) 40% 20% 20% 20%