C2 Proficiency (CPE)

C2 Proficiency (CPE), also known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE), is a high-level qualification that is officially recognized by universities, employers and governments around the world. Since its introduction in 1913, the test has undergone several revisions, most recently in 2002. These changes, which were based on the results of extensive research in English-language testing, have enabled the test to keep pace with changes in language teaching and testing while ensuring that the test remain reliable, relevant and candidate-friendly.

C2 Proficiency (CPE) is targeted at Level C2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale. Candidates can choose to take C2 Proficiency (CPE) as either a paper-based or a computer-based exam.

It is aimed at learners who have achieved an extremely high level of skill in the English language and want to:

  • study demanding subjects at the highest levels including postgraduate and PhD programs
  • actively engage in academic life by participating confidently in tutorials and seminars
  • lead on complex and challenging research projects
  • negotiate and persuade effectively at senior management level in international business settings

C2 Proficiency (CPE) is recognized by the private sector. It is also officially recognized in Greece by the state (ASEP/Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) as a certification of English language competence at various levels depending on the Cambridge English Scale overall score, as follows:

Level of recognition Overall score
C2 200-230
C1 180-199

C2 Proficiency (CPE) is accepted by thousands of organizations, employers and governments around the world as a reliable, accurate and fair test of English.

Last Update At: 2019/02/19 - 16:12:04

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