Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

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
07/06/2017 Paper Until 27/04/2017 218€

Barcelona

 Date Exam type Registration pediod Price
11/03/2017 Paper based Closed 218€
17/03/2017 Computer based* Until 02/03/2017 or places run out* 218€
08/04/2017 Computer based* Until 23/03/2017 or places run out* 218€
06/05/2017 Paper based Until 29/03/2017 218€
07/06/2017 Paper based Until 27/04/2017 218€
24/06/2017 Paper based To be confirmed 218€

* Limited places

Bilbao

BILBAO

Date Exam type Registration period Price
11/03/2017 Paper based Closed 218€
08/04/2017 Computer based 24/03/2017 or places run out* 218€
27/05/2017 Computer based 12/05/2017 or places run out* 218€
24/06/2017 Paper based 12/05/2017 218€
01/07/2017 Computer based 16/06/2017 or places run out* 218€
20/07/2017 Paper based 09/06/2017 218€

* Limited places

PORTUGALETE

Date Exam type Registration period Price
10/12/2016 Paper based Closed  218€

Madrid

Date Exam type Registration period Price
11/03/2017 Paper based Closed 218€
17/03/2017 Computer based until 26/02/2017 or places run out* 218€
08/04/2017 Computer based until 26/03/2017 or places run out* 218€
22/04/2017 Paper based until 14/03/2017 218€
06/05/2017 Paper based until 26/03/2017 218€
18/05/2017 Computer based until 30/04/2017 or places run out* 218€
27/05/2017 Computer based until 07/05/2017 or places run out* 218€
03/06/2017 Paper based until 18/04/2017 218€
07/06/2017 Paper based until 18/04/2017  218€

*Limited places

Menorca

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
03/06/2017 Paper based Until 21/04/2017 218€

Palma de Mallorca

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
11/03/2017 Paper based closed 218€
03/06/2017 Paper based until 21/04/2017 218€

Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
11/03/2017 Paper based Closed 218€
03/06/2017 Paper based Until 20/04/2017 218€ 

Valencia

Date Registration period Registration period Price
01/04/2017 Paper based until 16/02/2017 218€
20/05/2017 Paper based until 02/04/2017 218€
24/06/2017 Paper based until 03/05/2017 218€
01/07/2017 Computer based until 09/06/2017* 218€ 
20/07/2017 Paper based until 09/06/2017 218€

* 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%