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Your path to learning English, step by step

Cambridge English Qualifications are in-depth exams that make learning English enjoyable, effective and rewarding.

Our qualifications are based on research into effective teaching and learning. They motivate people of all ages and abilities to learn English and develop practical skills for the real world. Each exam focuses on a level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), helping learners to improve their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills step by step.

Whatever your goals or ambitions, Cambridge English Qualifications are a mark of excellence, accepted and trusted by thousands of organisations worldwide.

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About our exams

B2 First

B2 First is our most popular exam, accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide.

A B2 First qualification shows that you can:

  • communicate effectively face-to-face, expressing opinions and presenting arguments
  • follow the news
  • write clear, detailed English, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view
  • write letters, reports, stories and lots of other types of text.

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C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced is an in-depth, high-level qualification that shows you have the language skills that employers and universities are looking for. More than 8,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept C1 Advanced as proof of high-level achievement in learning English. This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between B2 First and C2 Proficiency.

A C1 Advanced qualification shows that you can:

  • follow an academic course at university level
  • communicate effectively at a managerial and professional level
  • participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
  • express yourself with a high level of fluency.

For further information go to: Cambridge English’s C1 Advanced web page.

C2 Proficiency

C2 Proficiency is our highest-level qualification – proof that you are a highly competent speaker of English. Preparing for and passing the exam means you have the level of English that’s needed to study or work in a very senior professional or academic environment, for example on a postgraduate or PhD programme.

A C2 Proficiency qualification shows that you can:

  • study demanding subjects at the highest level, including postgraduate and PhD programmes
  • negotiate and persuade effectively at 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.

For further information go to: Cambridge English’s C2 Proficiency web page.

Exam Dates and Locations

All exams dates are available in Auckland and Wellington unless otherwise noted below.

B2 First

  • 3 December 2019
  • 13 March 2020
  • 9 June 2020
  • 27 August 2020 (Auckland only)
  • 1 December 2020

C1 Advanced

  • 4 December 2019
  • 14 March 2020
  • 10 June 2020
  • 28 August 2020 (Auckland only)
  • 2 December 2020

C2 Proficiency

  • 5 December 2019
  • 7 March 2020
  • 12 June 2020
  • 3 December 2020


$340.00 per person, per exam.

The closing date for registration and payment is 6 weeks out from the exam. However, late admissions will be possible up until the week before at an extra cost of $80.00.


To register to take a Cambridge exam at the New Zealand Exam Centre, please read this Summary Regulations PDF and then fill out our online registration form.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call +64 (9) 309 0615.

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