CPE / C2 Proficiency

Obtaining C2 Proficiency means you are proficient in English. When you pass the exam, it means you


  • can understand spoken and written English with ease

  • can interact with native speakers without any problem

  • can express yourself spontaneously, fluently, and precisely

  • can differentiate finer shades of meaning in complex situations


CEFR level: C2

Scale score: 200 - 230

Format: computer or paper-based

Cost: varies depending on the country and the examination center


Number of parts: 4

Reading and Use of English (1hour 30 minutes)

7 parts/53 questions

Writing (1hour 30 minutes)

2 parts

Listening (about 40 minutes)

4 parts/30 questions

Speaking (16 minutes per pair of candidates)

3 parts


Who is it for?

This exam is for people who need proof they have the language skills to be able to live and work in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.



It is valid for life.

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