Oxford Certificate Of English Competency

The Oxford Certificate of Proficiency in English (OCEC) is an exam that adopts international standards to measure an individual’s language proficiency in terms of learning, teaching, and assessment. It classifies applicants according to levels of ability to communicate in English in addition to knowledge of  English grammar.


Description of the OCEC Exam

OCEC Exam Objective

  The test is designed to measure the language abilities of non-English speaking individuals

  The result of the OCEC exam is based on the levels of the internationally accredited Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR),   which classifies the language levels for non-native speakers into six levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

The importance of the OCEC exam academically



The English language consists of two main parts:

  • The basics of the language (Vocabulary & Grammar) which are based on words and grammar and other basics
    Language skills, which include reading, writing, speaking and listening (Reading, Writing, Conversation, Listening)

    All of which are measured through CEFR to assess the language proficiency of anyone who wants to learn English or develop their language skills, knowing where to start learning the language and the program needed to develop their language to reach the desired level of English language proficiency.



The individual’s need to learn English and develop his language skills is determined based on the assessment of the language level in line with international standards, and this is clearly revealed by the OCEC exam, which helps to determine the starting point for language learning, and to develop a training plan that depends on the individual’s needs and abilities according to a parallel logical sequence in teaching and developing The basics of the English language (vocabulary building, grammar and pronunciation) and its four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) all the way to mastery.



The compatibility of the OCEC exam with the CEFR system as an internationally accredited standard makes the exam an essential procedure for determining a unified methodology for teaching English away from the arbitrary system of varying results. Therefore, the use of procedures with international standards contributes to achieving quality educational outcomes.

OCEC Exam Integrity

The result of the exam appears in compliance with the six levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 defined by the Common European Framework of Reference CEFR globally accepted by more than 140 countries around the world, including government agencies, universities, academic institutions and companies

The exam is held 48 times throughout the year, every Saturday from 11:00 – 1:30 in all accredited exam centers throughout the Middle East.

The exam included fair questions for all applicants, giving you the opportunity to present your best during the exam, in an atmosphere of calm without interruptions, and gives a result that exactly matches your English level, and the supervision and correction of the speaking and writing exams is carried out by a group of specialized examiners who are native speakers. The exam is conducted through accredited exam centers around the world with an accredited observer from CAQCE-Oxford.

The exam is booked through the website, the duration of the exam is less than two hours, and the exam result appears after 3 days.

The certificate is valid for only two years, the exam adopts the question bank system, the personal identity of the applicants is approved, and they appear half an hour before the exam to verify their identity.

  1. Obtaining an OCEC certificate helps you improve the language skills you need to succeed in study and work. The exam is suitable for a wide segment, from school and university students to job seekers, employees and aspirants for postgraduate studies, those wishing to develop their language skills, and those who aspire to travel and emigrate.

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