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

Andorra

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

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Barcelona

 Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
28/11/2020 Paper Closed 238€
06/03/2021 Paper 20/01/2020 238€
15/05/2021 Paper Registration soon available 238€
11/06/2021 Paper 27/04/2021 238€

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Bilbao

Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
21/11/2020 Computer Based* Closed 238€
03/12/2020 Paper Closed 238€
27/02/2021 Computer Based 14/02/2021 or places run out* 238€
06/03/2021 Paper 29/01/2021 238€

* Limited places
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Madrid

 Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
21/11/2020 Computer Closed 238€
27/02/2021 Computer 15/02/2021 or places run out* 238€
06/03/2021 Paper 28/01/2021 238€
08/05/2021 Paper 01/04/2021 238€
21/05/2021 Computer 09/05/2021 or places run out* 238€

*Limited places
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Menorca

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

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Palma de Mallorca

 Date Type of exam Registration deadline Price
28/11/2020 Paper Closed 238€
06/03/2021 Paper 20/01/2020 238€
11/06/2021 Paper 27/04/2021 238€

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Tarragona

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

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Valencia

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Fees
28/11/2020 Paper Closed 238€
27/02/2021 Computer 03/02/2021 or places run out* 238€
06/03/2021 Paper 18/01/2021 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%