C1 Advanced (CAE)

C1 Advanced (CAE), also known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), is a high-level qualification in English for demanding academic and professional situations that is officially recognized by universities, employers and governments around the world. Introduced in 1991, the test was revised following extensive research in 1999 and 2008; these changes have allowed the exam to keep pace with developments in language teaching and testing while ensuring that the exam remains reliable, relevant, and candidate-friendly.

C1 Advanced (CAE) is targeted at Level C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) scale. Candidates can choose to take C1 Advanced (CAE) as either a paper-based or a computer-based exam.

It is typically taken by high achievers who want to:

  • follow an academic course at university level
  • communicate effectively at managerial and professional level
  • participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
  • carry out complex and challenging research

C1 Advanced (CAE) is recognized by the private sector. It is also officially recognized in Greece by the state (ASEP/Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection) as a certification of English language competence at various levels depending on the Cambridge English Scale overall score, as follows:

Level of recognition Overall score
C2 200-210
C1 180-199
B2 160-179

C1 Advanced (CAE) is accepted by more than 3,000 organizations, employers and governments around the world as a reliable, accurate and fair test of English.

Last Update At: 2019/09/04 - 10:14:22

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