Cambridge English: Advanced is also known as the Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE). This general English qualification shows that your English is of a standard expected of a professional business person or an undergraduate university student.
Level of qualification: Advanced = C1 on the Common European Framework.
Exam dates, fees and locations
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS EXAM?
You should take CAE if you want to prove to employers or universities that you can communicate confidently in English in professional and high-level academic situations. To take the exam you should be able to:
- write complex reports and emails, and take notes in meetings or lectures
- give presentations on complicated ideas in English
- understand a variety of texts, from fiction to newspaper opinion pieces.
HOW DOES THE EXAM PROCESS WORK?
There are five parts to the CAE exam. You will complete papers Reading, Writing, Use of English and Listening on the same day. The Speaking may be on a different day. You do the speaking with two examiners and one other candidate.
||READING AND USE OF ENGLISH
||1hr 30 mins
||1 hr 30 mins
||15 mins per pair of candidates
|Marks (% of total)