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
To confirm Paper To confirm 233€

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Barcelona

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
04/02/2023 Paper Closed 233€
11/02/2023 Computer 31/01/2023  or places run out* 233€
*Limited places

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Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
11/02/2023 Computer 29/01/2023 or places run out* 233€
10/03/2023 Computer 26/02/2023 or places run out* 233€
18/03/2023 Paper 08/02/2023 233€
01/04/2023 Computer 19/03/2023 233€
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Madrid

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
04/02/2023 Paper Closed 233€
11/02/2023 Computer 30/01/2023 or places run out* 233€
10/03/2023 Computer 26/02/2023 or places run out* 233€
11/03/2023 Paper 02/02/2023 233€
01/04/2023 Computer 20/03/2023 or places run out* 233€
22/04/2023 Paper 14/03/2023 233€

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Palma de Mallorca

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
11/02/2023 Computer* 31/01/2023 or places run out* 233€
11/03/2023 Paper 05/02/2023 233€
22/04/2023 Paper 15/03/2022 233€

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Santiago de Compostela

Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
To confirm Computer To confirm 233€

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Tarragona

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
To confirm Paper based To confirm 233€

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Valencia

 Date Exam type Registration deadline Price
11/02/2023 Computer* Closed 233€

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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%