ECPE

Speaking

  • Duration:
    30-35 minutes
  • Description:
    Test takers participate in a semistructured, multistage task involving two examinees and two examiners.

Writing

  • Duration:
    30 minutes
  • Description:
    Test takers write an essay based upon one of two topic choices.

Listening

  • Duration:
    35-40 minutes
  • Description:
    Part 1 (multiple choice) A short recorded conversation is accompanied by three printed statements. Candidates choose the statement that conveys the same meaning as what was heard, or that is true based upon the conversation.
    Part 2 (multiple choice) A recorded question is accompanied by three printed responses. Candidates choose the appropriate response to the question.
    Part 3 (multiple choice) Three recorded talks, such as those that might be heard on the radio, are each followed by recorded comprehension questions. The questions and the answer choices are printed in the test booklet. Candidates choose the correct answer from the choices.

Grammar Cloze Vocabulary Reading

  • Duration:
    75 minutes
  • Description:
    Grammar (multiple choice) An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words or phrases to complete it. Only one choice is grammatically correct.Cloze (multiple choice) After reading a passage from which words have been removed, examinees must choose one of four words that best fills a missing word slot in terms of grammar and meaning.
    Vocabulary (multiple choice) An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words to complete it. Only one word has the correct meaning in that context.
    40 Reading (multiple choice) Four reading passages are followed by comprehension questions. Candidates choose the correct answer from the printed answer choices.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Min. Qualification:
    10+2
  • Qualifying Subjects:
    Candidates from any discipline who wish to study in an English-speaking country can take this test.

The ECPE is a test of advanced English language proficiency, reflecting skills and content typically used in university or professional contexts.