Proficiency in English CPE
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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

Barcelona

 Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
07/05/2022 Paper CLOSED 240€
09/06/2022 Paper 28/04/2022 240€
09/07/2022 Computer Based 23/06/2022 or places run out* 240€

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Bilbao

Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
20/05/2022 Computer Based 10/05/2022 or places run out* 240€
09/06/2022 Paper 30/04/2022 240€
09/07/2022 Computer Based 28/06/2022 or places run out* 240€

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Madrid

 Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
20/05/2022 Computer 08/05/2022 or places run out* 240€
09/06/2022 Paper 03/05/2022 240€
09/07/2022 Computer 27/06/2022 or places run out* 240€

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Menorca

 Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
To be confirmed   Paper  To be confirmed  240€

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Palma de Mallorca

 Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
09/06/2022 Paper 28/04/2022 240€

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Santiago de Compostela

Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
09/07/2022 Computer Based 28/06/2022 or places run out* 240€

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Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Fees
 To be confirmed  Paper   To be confirmed  240€

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Valencia

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Fees
20/05/2022 Computer 06/05/2022 or places run out* 240€
09/06/2022 Paper  03/05/2022 240€
09/07/2022 Computer 25/06/2022 or places run out* 240€

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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%