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 confirm Paper to confirm 225€

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Barcelona

 Date Exam type Registration pediod Price
14/12/2019 Paper Closed 225€
18/01/2020 Computer 06/01/2020 or places run out* 225€
08/02/2020 Paper 02/01/2020 225€
21/03/2020 Paper 11/02/2020 225€
18/04/2020 Paper 08/03/2020 225€
09/05/2020 Paper 26/03/2020 225€
30/05/2020 Paper 15/04/2020 225€
10/06/2020 Paper 27/04/2020 225€
20/06/2020 Paper 30/04/2020 225€
31/07/2020 Paper 08/06/2020 225€
28/08/2020 Paper 16/07/2020 225€

* Limited places
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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Exam type Registration period Price
14/12/2019 Paper Closed 225€
18/01/2020 Computer 05/01/2020 or places run out* 225€
15/02/2020 Computer 02/02/2020 or places run out* 225€
20/03/2020 Computer 08/03/2020 or places run out* 225€
21/03/2020 Paper 13/02/2020 225€

* Limited places
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Barakaldo-Col.San Vicente de Paul Ikastetxea

Date Exam type Registration period Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 225€

Portugalete-Sta Maria Ikastetxea

Date Exam type Registration period Price
To confirm Paper To confirm 225€

Galicia

Santiago de Compostela - Eurolingua

Date Exam type Registration period Price
To confirm Computer* To confirm 225€

* Limited places
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Madrid

Date Exam type Registration period Price
11/01/2020 Paper Closed 225€
18/01/2020 Computer 06/01/2020 or places run out* 225€
08/02/2020 Paper 02/01/2020 225€
15/02/2020 Computer 03/02/2020 or places run out* 225€
14/03/2020 Paper 06/02/2020 225€
20/03/2020 Computer 08/03/2020 or places run out* 225€
04/04/2020 Computer 23/03/2020 or places run out* 225€
18/04/2020 Paper 12/03/2020 225€
09/05/2020 Paper 31/03/2020 225€
14/05/2020 Computer 01/05/2020 or places run out* 225€
23/05/2020 Computer 11/05/2020 or places run out* 225€
30/05/2020 Paper 22/04/2020 225€
10/06/2020 Paper 05/05/2020 225€
13/06/2020 Computer 01/06/2020 or places run out* 225€
20/06/2020 Paper 13/05/2020 225€

*Limited places
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Menorca

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

Navarra

Pamplona - Georgetown Academy

Date Exam type Registration period Price
To confirm Computer To confirm 225€

* limited places
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Palma de Mallorca

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
14/12/2019 Paper based Closed 225€
15/02/2020 Computer 30/01/2020 or places run out 225€
21/03/2020 Paper based 11/02/2020 225€
13/06/2020 Computer 13/05/2020 or places run out 225€

* Limited places
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Tarragona

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

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Valencia

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
14/12/2019 Paper Closed 225€
18/01/2020 Computer 18/12/2020 or places run out* 225€
15/02/2020 Computer 21/01/2020 or places run out* 225€
21/03/2020 Paper 04/02/2020 225€
04/04/2020 Computer 10/03/2020 or places run out* 225€
16/05/2020 Paper 01/04/2020 225€
20/06/2020 Paper 20/04/2020 225€
27/06/2020 Computer 15/05/2020 or places run out* 225€
11/07/2020 Paper 01/05/2020  225€
31/07/2020 Paper 01/06/2020 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%