Test Cambridge, C1 advanced (CAE)

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The Cambridge English: C1 Advanced (CAE) qualification shows that your English is of a standard expected of a professional business person or an undergraduate university student.

Level of qualification

C1 Proficient on the Common European Framework 

Who should take this exam?

You should take the C1 Advanced (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 four parts to the exam. You will complete the Reading and Use of English, Writing, and Listening papers on the same day. The Speaking may be on a different day. You do the Speaking with two examiners and one other exam candidate. The exam is available in Italy in both paper-based and computer-based format.






Time  1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 40 minutes 15 minutes per
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