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   235€

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Barcelona

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
09/03/2019 Paper Until 30/01/2019 235€
11/05/2019 Paper Until 01/04/2019 235€
13/06/2019 Papel Until 06/05/2019 235€
13/07/2019 Computer* Until 28/06/2019 or places rut out* 235€

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Bilbao

  Date Type of exam Registration period Price
24/11/2018 Computer Based Until 18/02/2019 or places run out* 235€
09/03/2019 Paper Based 04/02/2019 235€
24/05/2019 Computer Based Until 10/05/2019 or places run out* 235€
13/07/2019 Computer Based Until 30/06/2019 or places run out* 235€

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Madrid

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
02/03/2019 Computer 18/02/2019 or places run out* 235€
09/03/2019 Paper 31/01/2019 235€
11/05/2019 Paper 02/04/2019 235€
24/05/2019 Computer 12/05/2019 or places run out* 235€
13/06/2019 Paper 08/05/2019 235€
13/07/2019 Computer 01/07/2019 or places run out* 235€

*Limited places
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Menorca

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
To be confirmed   Paper  To be confirmed   235€

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Palma de Mallorca

 Date Type of exam Registration period Price
09/03/2019 Paper Until 09/03/2019 235€
13/06/2019 Paper Until 06/05/2019 235€

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Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration period Fees
 To be confirmed  Paper   To be confirmed  235€ 

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Valencia

 Date Exam type Registration period Fees
09/03/2019 Paper Until 24/01/2019 235€
13/06/2019 Paper Until 02/05/2019 235€
13/07/2019 Computer Until 19/06/2019 or places run out* 235€

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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%

See also