Cambridge C1 English Advanced
Cambridge English Advanced; is globally known certificate accredited by University of Cambridge. This exam gives proof of skills required to adapt in English–speaking countries for the purpose of studying, working and living. This English language test is valid for your life time.
The exam focuses on level C1 of the common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the level required for academic and professional success. It is also equivalent to IELTS band 6.5 to 8.0.
CAE scores are acceptable in Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and United States of America (USA) for study and also for immigration purposes in Australia. World’s Top ranked universities also accept CAE scores like University of Oxford, University of Sydney and University of Idaho.
Test dates and Location:
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Results Window||Certificate Dispatch Date|
|Sat 18 Jan||Wed 8 Jan||Fri 31 Jan – Thurs 6 Feb||Fri 14 Feb|
|Sat 15 Feb||Wed 5 Feb||Fri 28 Feb – Thurs 5 Mar||Fri 13 Mar|
|Fri 20 Mar||Tues 10 Mar||Fri 3 Apr – Thurs 9 Apr||Tues 21 Apr|
|Sat 4 Apr||Tues 24 Mar||Tues 21 Apr – Mon 27 Apr||Tues 5 May|
|Thu 14 May||Sat 2 May||Fri 29 May – Thurs 4 June||Fri 12 June|
|Sat 23 May||Wed 13 May||Mon 8 June – Fri 12 June||Mon 22 June|
|Tue 9 Jun||Fri 29 May||Tues 23 June – Mon 29 June||Tues 7 July|
|Sat 13 Jun||Wed 3 June||Fri 26 June – Thurs 2 July||Fri 10 July|
|Sat 27 Jun||Wed 17 June||Fri 10 July – Thurs 16 July||Fri 24 July|
|Sat 18 Jul||Wed 8 July||Fri 31 July – Thurs 6 Aug||Fri 14 Aug|
|Sat 1 Aug||Tues 21 July||Fri 14 Aug – Thurs 20 Aug||Fri 28 Aug|
|Sat 22 Aug||Wed 12 Aug||Mon 7 Sep – Fri 11 Sep||Mon 21 Sep|
|Sat 19 Sep||Wed 9 Sep||Fri 2 Oct – Thurs 8 Oct||Fri 16 Oct|
|Sat 24 Oct||Wed 14 Oct||Fri 6 Nov – Thurs 12 Nov||Fri 20 Nov|
|Sat 7 Nov||Tues 27 Oct||Fri 20 Nov – Thurs 26 Nov||Fri 4 Dec|
|Thu 3 Dec||Mon 23 Nov||Thurs 17 Dec – Wed 23 Dec||Tues 5 Jan|
CAE exam is conducted in our following centres:
Test Registration and Fee:
See HOW TO PAY? for payment options
CAE Exam Fee: 32,000 PKR
C1 Advanced results are reported in scale score of 180 to 199 out of total score 220, see Cambridge English Scale for understanding of CAE scores that are aligned according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level. Your score is reported for each component including Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking and Use of English and an average score of all components is given the exam.
Online CAE result can be obtained within 4 weeks.
Student are provided with their final certificate from Cambridge after 6 weeks of the exam date.
Cambridge English Scale Score
|200–210||Grade A||8 to 9 band|
|160–179||Level B2||5.5 to 6.5|
- If Result is released and you want to get it reviewed by Cambridge
- In case your result is released and you want to review, apply for result review at this form and pay required fee.
- Download Exam Review Process details.
In case your result is not released and is withheld by Cambridge, you can for result appeal if you want to go against Cambridge decision. Details are at https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/help/enquiries-and-appeals/
If you wish to proceed to file an appeal, as per Cambridge policy there is a fee for this. Below chart explain the fee schedule. In case your appeal will be successful fee will be refunded in full.
|Appeal Procedure Fees|
|Appeal Procedure – Stage 1||£||200.00||Per Request|
|Appeal Procedure – Stage 1||£||200.00||Per Request|
|Appeal Procedure – Stage 2||£||200.00||Independent Review|
|Prepare at ICD||Online Preparation||Buy Books|
|ICD offers face to face preparation classes at its centre in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.||CAE online preparation portal is designed by Cambridge professionals to provide you preparation resources required for your CAE exam preparations.||CAE Preparatory book
Cambridge English Advance Trainer with six practice tests is available at ICD.
100% of UK universities now accept C1 Advanced as proof of English language ability. Find out more at this link.
|Reading and Use of English
(1 hour 30 minutes)
|(1 hour 30 minutes) 8 parts/
|Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.|
(1 hour 30 minutes)
|2 parts||You create two different pieces of writing, such as essays, letters/emails, proposals, reports and reviews.|
(about 40 minutes)
|4 parts/30 questions||Tests your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.|
(15 minutes per pair of candidates)
|4 parts||Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face to face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.|
Test Day Information:
Candidates must adhere following before Exam:
- To start with, get a good sleep the night before and go into the exam with a clear head – you will need to be fresh as a lot of concentration is required.
- With Reading and Use of English, it is best to read the whole text in Parts 1, 2 and 3 before starting to fill in any gaps, as some of them will require an understanding of the whole text. In Part 4, don’t forget to always use the key word exactly as it is given.
- With Reading and Use of English, make sure you look carefully at the instructions, title and subtitle for each text as these will tell you where the text comes from and will give you an idea of what it is about.
- With Writing, remember that each part carries the same number of marks, so don’t spend too long on one part, and avoid having to rush at the end. Give yourself time to plan, write, and check and edit your work. If you do make any changes, make sure your corrections are clear.
- With Listening, don’t panic if you miss something. Remember that each listening text will be played twice so you have a second chance. Make sure you read through the questions carefully before the recording starts; this will give you an idea of what it is about and will help you to follow it more easily.
- With Speaking, make sure you listen to what your partner is saying and pick up on the comments they make. Communicating is all about listening and responding appropriately.
Frequently asked Questions:
Answer: CAE is typically taken by high achievers who want to:
- Follow an academic course at University Level in Abroad
- Communicate effectively at managerial and professional level
- Participate with confidence in workplace meeting or academic tutorials and seminars
- Carry out complex and challenging research
- Stand out differentiate themselves
- Applying for immigration in Australia
Answer: There are four skills to be tested:
All CAE exam components are conducted on computer except for Speaking, which is conducted through examiner.
Answer: The statement of result is a standardised score which allows the candidates to see exactly how they performed. The candidates result is based on the total score gained by the candidate in all five papers.
Answer: Payment can be done online. If in case you are not able to do online payment, you can always visit your nearest ICD center. ICD staff is always there to help you.
Answer: Yes you can always book a test again if you want to. Just remember to see the booking deadlines carefully before registering.
Answer: The exam is taken once or twice a month.
Answer: If you feel that your English is not very good for the exam or have any doubt about your exam, you can register for a mock exam at your nearest ICD center. ICD teachers will help you get to know about your recent scores.
Answer: Please tell ICD staff before registering the exam so that they can help you feel good during the exam.
Answer: Please be patient, the certificate will arrive within 30 working days. Remember the Certificates are coming all the way from UK to Pakistan after completing Cambridge results criterion.