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

Álava

Vitoria-Gasteiz (Carmelitas del Sagrado Corazón)

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
19/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€

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Andorra

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
09/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€

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Barcelona

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
19/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€
30/07/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€
27/08/2021 Paper 14/07/2021 225€

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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
19/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€
26/06/2021 Computer CLOSED 225€
10/07/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€
17/07/2021 Computer 05/07/2021 or places run out* 225€
30/07/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€
*Limited places

GERNIKA-LUMO  (San Fidel Ikastetxea)

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
19/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€

Barakaldo (Paules Ikastetxea)

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
30/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€

Portugalete (Santa Maria Ikastetxea)

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
19/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€

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Madrid

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
19/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€
26/06/2021 Computer CLOSED 225€
17/07/2021 Computer 05/07/2021 or places run out* 225€
30/07/2021 Paper 24/06/2021 225€
21/08/2021 Computer 09/08/2021 or places run out* 225€
27/08/2021 Paper 22/07/2021 225€

*Limited places
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Menorca

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

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Palma de Mallorca

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
12/06/2021 Computer* CLOSED 225€
10/07/2021 Paper based CLOSED 225€
31/07/2021 Computer* CLOSED 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
19/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€
30/06/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€
10/07/2021 Paper CLOSED 225€
30/07/2021 Paper CLOSED 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%