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
12/03/2022 Paper CLOSED 227€

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Barcelona

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
29/07/2022 Paper CLOSED 227€
26/08/2022 Paper 24/07/2022 233€
22/10/2022 Paper 13/09/2022 233€
12/11/2022 Paper 04/10/2022 233€
03/12/2022 Paper 25/10/2022 233€

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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
18/06/2022 Paper CLOSED 227€
25/06/2022 Computer CLOSED 227€
16/07/2022 Computer 05/07/2022 or places run out* 227€
29/07/2022 Paper 14/06/2022 227€
30/07/2022 Computer 17/07/2022 or places run out* 227€
*Limited places

BARAKALDO 

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
18/06/2022 Paper CLOSED 227€

GERNIKA

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
18/06/2022 Paper CLOSED 227€

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Madrid

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
18/06/2022 Paper CLOSED 227€
16/07/2022 Computer 04/07/2022 or places run out* 227€
29/07/2022 Paper 23/06/2022 227€
20/08/2022 Computer 08/08/2022 or places run out* 233€
26/08/2022 Paper 21/07/2022 233€

*Limited places
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Menorca

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
To confirm Paper based To confirm 227€

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Palma de Mallorca

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
09/07/2022 Paper CLOSED 227€
30/07/2022 Computer* 14/07/2022 or places run out* 227€
29/10/2022 Computer* To confirm 233€
30/11/2022 Paper To confirm 233€
03/12/2022 Paper To confirm 233€

* Limited places
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Santiago de Compostela

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
25/06/2022 Computer CLOSED 227€
30/07/2022 Computer 10/07/2022 or places run out* 227€

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Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
To confirm Paper based To confirm 227€

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Valencia

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
18/06/2022 Paper CLOSED 227€
25/06/2022 Computer* CLOSED 227€
09/07/2022 Paper CLOSED 227€
16/07/2022 Computer* 25/06/2022 or places run out 227€
29/07/2022 Paper 25/06/2022 227€

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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%