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
13/06/2018 Paper Until 02/05/2018 220€

Barcelona

 Date Exam type Registration pediod Price
17/03/2018 Paper based Closed 220€
07/04/2018 Computer based Until 19/03/2018 or places run out* 220€
05/05/2018 Paper based Until 25/03/2018 220€
02/06/2018 Paper based Until 19/04/2018 220€
13/06/2018 Paper based Until 02/05/2018 220€
23/06/2018 Paper based Until 15/05/2018 220€
30/06/2018 Computer based Until 10/06/2018 or places run out* 220€
25/07/2018 Paper based Until 17/06/2018 220€
24/08/2018 Paper based Until 18/07/2018 220€

* Limited places

Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Exam type Registration period Price
17/02/2018 Computer* Closed 220€
24/03/2018 Paper Closed 220€
07/04/2018 Computer* 23/03/2018 or places run out 220€
17/05/2018 Computer* 04/05/2018 or places run out 220€
26/05/2018 Computer* 11/05/2018 or places run out 220€
23/06/2018 Paper 04/05/2018 220€

* Limited places

PORTUGALETE

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

Madrid

Date Exam type Registration period Price
17/02/2018 Computer Closed 220€
17/03/2018 Paper Closed 220€
23/03/2018 Computer until 11/03/2018 or places run out* 220€
07/04/2018 Computer until 19/03/2018 or places run out* 220€
21/04/2018 Paper until 11/03/2018 220€
07/04/2018 Computer until 19/03/2018 220€
21/04/2018 Paper until 11/03/2018 220€
05/05/2018 Paper until 22/03/2018 220€

*Limited places

Menorca

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
19/05/2018 Paper based Until 11/04/2018 220€

Palma de Mallorca

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
17/03/2018 Paper based Closed 220€
23/06/2018 Paper based Until 16/05/2018 220€
04/08/2018 Computer based Until 20/07/2018* 220€

* Limited places

Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration period Price
02/06/2018 Paper based 19/04/2018 220€ 

Valencia

Date Exam type Registration period Price
17/02/2018 Computer* Closed 220€
24/03/2018 Paper Closed 220€
19/05/2018 Paper Until 20/03/2018 220€
23/06/2018 Paper Until 30/04/2018 220€
07/07/2018 Paper Until 14/05/2018 220€
25/07/2018 Paper Until 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