The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. 

You can use it for your university and student visa application. Preparing for the exam helps you develop high-level English skills.

Provided by: Cambridge English Language Assessment

Cost: Varies depending on where you take the test - you local test centre will give you the details

Accepted by: Over 3,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world

Test format: The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is an in-depth exam with 5 papers - Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Use of English. You can choose to take the test on paper or on computer and the Speaking test is taken face-to-face with one or two other candidates.

Duration: Approx 4 hours 40 minutes

Score: You receive a grade and a score. In terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is targeted at Level C1.

A score of 80-100 (grade A) will be awarded a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) certificate at Level C2 and a score of 60-79 (grades B and C) a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) certificate at Level C1. If you score 45-59 you will be awarded with a certificate at Level B2.

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