Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
CAE is an exam for advanced users of English. This exam is intended to show that you can use written and spoken English for most professional and social purposes.
Deadline for enrolment for February: January 22
Is CAE for you?
- use English in an effective way for business or study?
- use English confidently and flexibly?
- produce well-structured, clear pieces of writing on complex issues?
If you are working towards acquiring those skills and your level of English currently permits you to do approximately those things, then CAE is probably the right exam for you.
What level is CAE?
CAE corresponds to Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) | more information.
At C1 level, typical users can be expected to:
- read quickly enough to cope with an academic course
- understand complex opinions
- produce clear, well structured and detailed pieces of writing
- express themselves well with a good degree of fluency
- use English flexibly for social, professional and academic purposes
Your preparation for CAE will give you these kinds of practical language skills.
When and where can you take CAE?
The table below shows when and where you can take CAE at one or more of our centres:
For exact details (dates, etc), pick your exam centre from the table.
Dates 2016-17, written exams
(CB) = Computer-based
|Exam session||Written exam||Enrolment deadline||Price|
|February 2017 (CB)||Saturday, February 11||January 22||204€|
|April 2017||Saturday, April 1||February 26||204€|
|May 2017||Saturday, May 13||April 2||204€|
|June 2017||Saturday, June 3||April 16||204€|
|June 2017||Saturday, June 24||May 14||204€|
|July 2017||Thursday, July 20||June 18||204€|
|September 2017 (CB)||Saturday, September 16||September 3||204€|
|October 2017 (CB)||Saturday, October 21||September 3||204€|
|December 2017 (CB)||Friday, December 1||November 19||204€|
|December 2017||Saturday, December 9||October 22||204€|
Dates of oral exams can be from up to two weeks before the written exams (see above) until the following day, including Saturdays.