United Nations English Language Proficiency Exam (ELPE) is administered
by the Examinations and Tests Section at UNHQ. The exam is offered once
per year in September. To learn more about who can take the
exam, where it is offered and how to register, please visit the LPE
of the exam
The ELPE has an oral part and a written part.
The two parts are graded seperately; they are not averaged.
To pass the exam, candidates must receive a score of 65% or above
on both parts.
Preparing for the exam
Click on one of the parts of the exam below to find out more about what it includes and how to prepare.
||Passing Score = 65%
3 hours, 10 min.
to a set theme (20 points)
Passing Score = 65%
|Listening Comprehension (25
Comprehension (30 points)
*These are only suggested times. Test-takers have only 50 minutes
to complete the writing section, and have 2 hours 20 minutes to
complete the other four sections of the written exam.