Cambridge English Advanced CAE
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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 deadline Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 225€

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Barcelona

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
12/12/2020 Paper Closed 225€
16/01/2021 Computer 31/12/2020 or places run out* 225€
13/02/2021 Computer 29/01/2021 or places run out* 225€
13/03/2021 Paper 27/01/2021 225€
17/04/2021 Paper 01/03/2021 225€
08/05/2021 Paper 24/03/2021 225€
29/05/2021 Paper 13/04/2021 225€
09/06/2021 Paper 26/04/2021 225€
19/06/2021 Paper 04/05/2021 225€

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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
28/11/2020 Computer Closed 225€
03/12/2020 Computer  22/11/2020 225€
12/12/2020 Paper Closed 225€
16/01/2021 Computer 03/01/2021 or places run out* 225€
13/02/2021 Computer 31/01/2021 or places run out* 225€
12/03/2021 Computer 28/02/2021 or places run out* 225€
20/03/2021 Paper 05/02/2021 225€

* Limited places
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Madrid

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
07/11/2020 Computer Closed 225€
03/12/2020 Computer 18/11/2020 or places run out* 225€
12/12/2020 Paper Closed 225€
09/01/2021 Paper 01/12/2020 225€
16/01/2021 Computer 04/01/2021 or places run out* 225€
06/02/2021 Paper 16/12/2020 225€
13/02/2021 Computer 01/02/2021 or places run out* 225€
12/03/2021 Computer 28/02/2021 or places run out* 225€
20/03/2021 Paper 11/02/2021 225€
10/04/2021 Computer 27/03/2021 or places run out* 225€

*Limited places
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Menorca

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
16/05/2020 Paper based Closed 225€

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Palma de Mallorca

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
12/12/2020 Paper based Closed 225€
13/02/2021 Computer* 29/01/2021 or places run out* 225€
13/03/2021 Paper based 27/01/2021 225€

* Limited places
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Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
To confirm Paper based To confirm 225€

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Valencia

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
28/11/2020 Computer* Closed 225€
03/12/2020 Computer* Closed* 225€
05/12/2020 Paper Closed 225€
12/12/2020 Paper Closed 225€
16/01/2021 Computer* 16/12/2020 or places run out* 225€
06/02/2021 Paper 16/12/2020 225€
13/02/2021 Computer* 20/01/2021 or places run out* 225€
20/03/2021 Paper 02/02/2021 225€
10/04/2021 Computer* 16/03/2021 or places run out* 225€
17/04/2021 Paper 18/01/2021 225€

*limited places

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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%