English to study or work at the highest levels
With Cambridge English: Proficiency you show the world that you have the English to study or work at the highest levels. It shows that you can communicate with fluency and sophistication like a native speaker.
The exam is accepted by thousands of leading businesses and educational institutions worldwide, including Nestle, Pilsner and University of British Columbia (Canada).
One of the most valuable English
Passing this exam gives you one of the most valuable English qualifications in the world. It is an achievement to be really proud of. The exam focuses on Level C2 – the highest level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The exam is designed to be fair to people of all nationalities and linguistic backgrounds, and is supported by a dedicated research programme. It covers all four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
Reading and Use of English: 1 hour 30 minutes Shows that you can deal with different types of text and demonstrate knowledge and control of the English language.
Writing: 1 hour 30 minutes Shows that you can write a variety of text types, such as essays and proposals.
Listening: 40 minutes Shows that you can follow a range of spoken materials, such as lectures and interviews.
Speaking: 16 minutes Shows that you can communicate in a real-life context. You take the test face-to-face with one or two other candidates.
Your overall performance is calculated by averaging the scores you achieve in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English. The weighting of each of the four skills and Use of English is equal.