C2 Proficiency (CPE)

CPE exam dates at IH Bratislava 2023

Exam duration: approx 3 hours, 56 min.
Written part is usually on Saturday.
Exam date/
written part
Fee Exam date/
oral part
(to be confirmed)
C2 Proficiency 6.5.2023 31.3.2023 220 EUR 5.5.2023
C2 Proficiency 9.6.2023
4.5.2023 220 EUR 9.6.2023
C2 Proficiency 30.11.2023
27.10.2023 220 EUR 30.11.2023
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Exam process

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Exam preparation

add Why choose C2 Proficiency (CPE)?
  • C2 Proficiency  (CPE) exam is an exam of the highest possible level – C2. Successful completion of this exam indicates an exceptional level of your English skills.
  • It opens new opportunities in travelling, at work and study all over the world as well as in Slovakia, where many employers recognise it
  • You will get proof of being able to speak about complex and sensitive topics, as well as confidently handling difficult issues.
  • Successful candidates get an internationally recognised certificate (C2 Proficiency Certificate), which is valid for life.
add Exam contents and format
Part Time Parts /
Contents, word count Overall score
Reading and
Use of English
1 hoour
30 minutes
7 parts/  
53 questions
Dealing with different text genres such as fiction,
newspapers, magazines, user guides. 
40 %
Writing 1 hour
30 minutes
2 parts Writing of different pieces of writing such as letters,
reports, reviews, and essays.
20 %
Listening approx. 40 minutes 4 parts/
30 questions
Understanding of different recordings such as
interviews, training,and speeches.
20 %
Speaking 16 min. 3 parts This part tests your ability of effective
communication face to face.
20 %
add Evaluation and a certificate
The minimum score to pass the exam is approximately 60 % of the overall score. To pass successfully, it is not necessary to reach this percentage in every individual part of the exam. 
Successful candidates are graded by one of the following grades– "A", "B" or "C".
Cambridge English Scale Score Grade CEFR level
220–230 Grade A C2
213–219 Grade B C2
200–212 Grade C C2
180–199 Level C1 C1

If a candidate is graded "A", "B" or "C", they have passed the exam successfully and will get a certificate indicating the level C2. 

Candidates who don’t manage to reach the level C2, but pass the exam at a C1 level, will also get a certificate indicating this level.