C2 Proficiency CPE


General information

C2 Proficiency, formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It is our highest-level qualification – proof that you are a highly competent speaker of English.

A C2 Proficiency qualification shows the world that you have mastered English to an exceptional level. It proves you can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a highly competent English speaker.
Preparing for and passing the exam means you have the level of English that’s needed to study or work in a very senior professional or academic environment, for example on a postgraduate or PhD programme.

Cambridge English: Proficiency leaflet

Exam format

Reading and Use of English
(1 hour 30 minutes)
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Shows you can deal confidently with different types of texts, such as fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers and manuals.
(1 hour 30 minutes)
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Requires you to be able to write a variety of text types, such as essays, reports and reviews.
(about 40 minutes)
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Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as lectures, speeches and interviews.
(16 minutes per pair of candidates)
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Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations.


Exam preparation

Test your level through the Flying Teachers Online Placement Test (about 60 minutes)



Check your results online
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Conditions and Declaration

By registering or booking this exam, you automatically confirm that you have read and accepted the following declaration:

Cambridge Exam Conditions and Declaration


01.12.2022 - 01.12.2022
400.00 CHF
400,00 CHF