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C2 Proficiency (CPE)

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A C2 Proficiency (CPE) certificate is Cambridge's highest-level qualification. With this certificate you can show the world that you have mastered English at an exceptional level and that 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 is needed to study or work in a very senior professional or academic environment, for example on a postgraduate or PhD programme.

The C2 Proficiency certificate shows that you can:

  • study demanding subjects at the highest level, including postgraduate and PhD programmes
  • negotiate and persuade effectively at a senior management level in international business settings
  • understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing
  • talk about complex or sensitive issues, and deal confidently with difficult questions

C2 Proficiency Digital tutorial

Please watch the tutorial to familiarise yourself with the functions of the platform and to be well prepared for the exam day.


Preparation needed?

Are you interested in a proper preparation for the exam? Simply give us a call or fill out the contact form to make a free appointment for a detailed consultation. You can do a full course to increase your language level or just a few hours to prepare for the exam. Together we will find out your right level and can start planning your course immediately!

Dates and Fees

Click to expand and see all exam dates as well as the registration deadlines and prices. Please note that real-time availability will only be checked once you clicked on the button “Registration”.

C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Date
Type
Registration Deadline
Results Release Window
Price
Details
Date:
Fri 07.06.2024
Type:
digital
Registration Deadline:
28.05.2024
Results:
14.06.2024 -
21.06.2024
14.06 - 21.06
Price:
275 €
Date:
Thu 20.06.2024
Type:
digital
Registration Deadline:
10.06.2024
Results:
27.06.2024 -
04.07.2024
27.06 - 04.07
Price:
275 €
Date:
Sat 06.07.2024
Type:
digital
Registration Deadline:
26.06.2024
Results:
12.07.2024 -
19.07.2024
12.07 - 19.07
Price:
275 €
Date:
Sat 21.09.2024
Type:
digital
Registration Deadline:
11.09.2024
Results:
27.09.2024 -
04.10.2024
27.09 - 04.10
Price:
285 €
Date:
Sat 16.11.2024
Type:
digital
Registration Deadline:
06.11.2024
Results:
22.11.2024 -
29.11.2024
22.11 - 29.11
Price:
285 €

Registration

Here you can book your Cambridge English exam in Vienna. Please note that you will need a valid ID document to complete your booking. You will get all payment details to pay the exam fee (via bank transfer) at the end of this booking process.

C2 Proficiency Scores

You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and Use of English, giving you a clear understanding of your performance.

The weighting of all four skills and Use of English is the same (20%). These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam.

Depending on which university, college or organisation you are applying to, you may be asked to achieve a specific score or grade, either overall or for a particular skill. For C2 Proficiency, the following scores will be used to report results:

Cambridge English Scale ScoreGradeCEFR level
220-230Grade AC2
213-219Grade B
C2
200-212
Grade C
C2
180-199
Grade D (Level C1)

C1


Scores between 162 and 179 are also reported for C2 Proficiency. You will not receive a certificate, but your Cambridge English Scale score will be shown on your Statement of Results.

Results and Certificates

Your results will be available online within 5-10 working days for digital exams and approximately 4-6 weeks after paper-based exams. About 2-3 weeks later, your certificate will be sent from Cambridge/UK to Vienna – you will be automatically informed once your certificate has arrived and is ready to be picked up at the Institute.

In order to access your results, you have to register using the ID Number and Secret Number provided on your Confirmation of Entry. After that you can login and check as well as share your results. Online Results Service for Candidates

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Standardised Exams

Cambridge exams are designed to ensure standardised test conditions for people of all linguistic backgrounds and nationalities and are supported by a dedicated global research programme.

The exam covers all four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary (Use of English).

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Worldwide Recognition

Cambridge English certificates are recognised by Universities and leading employers globally. For example: Deloitte. Ernst and Young, Marks and Spencer, HSBC, Juilliard and Freie Universität Berlin.

Being the highest achievable proof of language competence, the C2 Proficiency (CPE) is accepted by thousands of employers, governments, professional bodies, and universities globally.

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