Cambridge English Advanced CAE
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British Council

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

Andorra

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
To be confirmed Paper To be confirmed 220€

Barcelona

 Date Exam type Registration pediod Price
02/12/2017 Paper based CLOSED 220€
13/01/2018 Paper based Until 04/12/2017 220€
10/02/2018 Paper based Until 07/01/2018 220€
17/03/2018 Paper based Until 11/02/2018 220€

Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Exam type Registration period Price
11/11/2017 Computer CLOSED 220€
09/12/2017 Paper CLOSED 220€
20/01/2018 Computer* 05/01/2018 220€
17/02/2018 Computer* 29/01/2018 220€
24/03/2018 Paper 09/02/2018 220€

* Limited places

PORTUGALETE

Date Exam type Registration period Price
To confirm Paper To confirm  220€

Madrid

Date Exam type Registration period Price
25/11/2017 Paper based CLOSED 220€
01/12/2017 Computer based EXTENDED until 21/11/2017or places run out*. Register now! 220€
09/12/2017 Paper based CLOSED 220€
13/01/2018 Paper based until 03/12/2017 220€
10/02/2018 Paper based until 01/01/2018 220€
17/02/2018 Computer based until 04/02/2018 or places run out* 220€

*Limited places

Menorca

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
To confirm Paper based To confirm 220€

Palma de Mallorca

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
02/12/2017 Paper based CLOSED 220€
17/03/2018 Paper based From 15/01/2018 to 08/02/2018 220€
23/06/2018 Paper based From 15/01/2018 to16/05/2018 220€
04/08/2018 Computer based From 15/01/2018 to20/07/2018* 220€

* Limited places

Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
02/12/2017 Paper based CLOSED 220€ 

Valencia

Date Exam type Registration period Price
02/12/2017 Paper CLOSED 220€
17/02/2018 Computer* Until 04/02/2018 o agotar plazas 220€
24/03/2018 Paper Until 22/01/2018 220€
19/05/2018 Paper 01/02/2018-20/03/2018 220€
23/06/2018 Paper 01/02/2018-30/04/2018 220€
07/07/2018 Paper 01/02/2018-14/05/2018 220€
25/07/2018 Paper 01/02/2018-11/06/2018 220€

* Limited places

 

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 WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING
Time 1hr 30 mins 1 hr 30 mins 40 mins 15 mins per pair of candidates
Marks (% of total) 40% 20% 20% 20%

See also