About CAE:

CAE Stands for Cambridge English Advanced. Cambridge English: Advanced, also known as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is accepted wherever a high level of English language is required.

Why Cambridge English Advanced?

  • This is not only a English test but also a qualification, so the test is valid for lifetime.
  • More than 12,000 employers, universities and colleges, government departments and other organisations around the world rely on Cambridge English language exams.
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is trusted by universities and colleges, government departments and employers around the world as proof of English for academic and professional use.
  • Employers count on Cambridge English: Advanced for recruitment because the exam features real-life language skills for use in the professional world.
  • Universities and colleges rely on it for admitting students because they know candidates with a Cambridge English: Advanced certificate already have the academic language skills they need for studying at degree level.
  • Candidates choose Cambridge English: Advanced because it is globally recognised and will help them with their ambitions for work and study.
  • Teachers recommend Cambridge English: Advanced to their students because of its high-quality assessment and free online support available for both candidates and teachers.

Exam Overview:

It consists of five papers: Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening and Speaking. To create a more realistic and reliable measure of a candidate’s ability to use English to communicate, the Speaking exam uses a face-to-face test with two candidates and two assessors.

The exam can be taken in a choice of either Paper-based or Computer based format; both versions lead to the same internationally accepted certificate.

Computer-based testing is ideal if you are more comfortable with a keyboard and mouse than with pencil and paper. Additional benefits include:

  • more exam sessions: giving you more flexibility about when you can take your exam
  • shorter registration time: you can register for the exam as little as a week before taking it
  • faster access to results: you can view your results online faster with a computer-based exam. 


The Reading test:

TheReading test consists of 34 questions over four sections. The Reading paper lasts for 1 hour 15 minutes.

A variety of text types are used including articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, extracts from books (fiction and non-fiction), promotional and informational materials.

The types of tasks used include multiple choice, matching and a gapped text task where candidates read a text from which six paragraphs have been removed and placed in a jumbled order.

Test focus:

The Reading Test requires candidates to show they can understand and deal confidently with different types of English language text.

It tests ability to understand the main ideas and detail of written text along with the opinion, tone, purpose, attitude, and text organisation features (such as exemplification, comparison, reference).

The Writing test:

The Writing test consists of two tasks which require candidates to be able to write a variety of different text types such as essays, proposals, reports and reviews.

Part 1 consists of one compulsory task. Candidates write an article, a report, a proposal, or a letter based on material of up to 150 words.

In Part 2, candidates must complete one task from a choice of five. Two of the five questions are based on set reading texts.

Test focus:

Candidates must show they can write non-specialised types of English language text, such as an article, an essay, a letter, a proposal or a report.

Candidate responses are evaluated in relation to their choice and management of content and their control of organisation and cohesion, the range of structures and vocabulary used, and their use of register and format.

Candidates are required to show that they can use writing to communicate effectively, demonstrating ability to advise, persuade, compare, evaluate, express opinions, hypothesise and justify.

The Use of English:

The Use of English test consists of 50 questions over five parts.

The test uses a variety of tasks: multiple choice, gap-fill, word formation, key word transformation and gapped sentences.

Test focus

The Use of English test requires candidates to demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge of English vocabulary and grammatical structures appropriate to the C1 level. 

The Listening Test:

The Listening test consists of 30 questions in four sections.

Types of task used include multiple choice, sentence completion and multiple matching. Candidates must answer questions after listening to either short monologues or interacting speakers.

Test focus

Different parts of the test focus on different types of listening experience and comprehension. The candidate is required to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials such as: lectures, speeches, interviews, discussions and anecdotes.

Candidates must demonstrate understanding of gist and detail, feeling, attitude, opinion and purpose expressed.

A variety of voices, styles of delivery and accents are heard in each paper to reflect the international contexts of the test takers. 

The Speaking Test:

The Speaking test uses a paired format where two candidates are assessed by two trained Cambridge ESOL examiners. One examiner acts as an ‘interlocutor’ and conducts the test, while the second examiner acts as an assessor and does not join in the conversation.

The Speaking test requires candidates to carry out a range of speaking tasks:

Each candidate has a short conversation with the interlocutor about themselves and subjects from daily life.

Each candidate then has a 1-minute turn where they are asked to make comparisons, express opinions, describe and speculate about visual stimuli.

Both candidates are asked to engage in conversation together while completing a collaborative task. They must then engage with the interlocutor in a wider discussion about the completed task.

Test focus

The paired Speaking test format offers candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to use spoken language skills effectively in a range of contexts.

By using a face-to-face test with paired candidates, we reduce the anxiety experienced by candidates, create a more authentic exercise in communication and thereby get a more reliable measure of their ability to use English.

At Level C1, candidates are required to show their ability to organise their thoughts and ideas and express themselves coherently using appropriate language.

Candidates need to show they can exchange information, express and justify their opinions, and agree or disagree with one another.

They must also demonstrate that they are capable of discussing topics and certain issues in depth. 

Test results:

Statement of Results:

This document outlines:

• Your candidate result. This result is based on your total score in all five papers.

• A graphical display of your performance in each paper (shown against the scale Exceptional – Good – Borderline – Weak).

• A standardised score out of 100 which allows you to see exactly how you performed. It has set values for each grade, allowing comparison across sessions of the exam.

Find out more at Understanding your Statement of Results – Cambridge English: Advanced <link to document>

You can access your results through the Cambridge ESOL Results Online website <link to>

Your certificate:

• Cambridge English: Advanced – Level C2

Exceptional candidates sometimes show ability beyond C1 level.

If you achieve grade A in your exam, you will receive the Certificate in Advanced English stating that you demonstrated ability at Level C2.

• Cambridge English: Advanced – Level C1

If you achieve grade B or C in your exam, you will be awarded the Certificate in Advanced English at Level C1.

• Level B2 Certificate 

If your performance is below Level C1, but falls within Level B2, we will recognise your achievement with a Cambridge English certificate stating that you demonstrated ability at B2 level.

Cambridge English: Advanced gives detailed, meaningful results. All candidates receive a Statement of Results. Candidates whose performance ranges between CEFR Levels C2 and B2 will also receive a certificate.

Statement of Results 



Your standardised score:

Some organisations will ask you for your score, rather than your grade. Cambridge ESOL uses scores to make sure that grades are awarded fairly and consistently. Each candidate is awarded an overall score out of a possible 100, based on their performance on all five papers.

There are set scores for each grade:

GradeScoreCEFR Level
CEFR Level B245-59B2

You might be required to show that your score is within a certain range, such as 60-79, or simply above a certain score, such as 60 or higher.

Course Duration & Fee:

Our IELTS preparation course lasts for 6 weeks. Every week there is an hour of class everyday from Sunday to Thursday. Saturday is a holiday whereas Friday is for full-length testing. Of Course, the Self Access Library and the Self Access Lab are open from morning to evening and you are most welcome to spend as much time as you want in them.

Our IELTS classes are run by internationally certified teachers. The total course fee is NRP 7,500 which does not include examination registration fee. All students must pay in full before they start the course. Refund is possible when students are not satisfied with our teaching. The claim of refund must be made no later than attending the first class. Global Village will deduct NRP 500 while making refund. Students should return all the materials taken from Global Village before they get the refund.

Course Start Date:

Admissions are open every Single Sunday all you have to do is just come over and register any day of the week for a class at your convenient time and start the class the following Monday.

Student Facilities:

Hi Tech tools that makes life easier in the classroom.

Free access to internet from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a high speed internet service.

Self access library where you have access to study books, listen CD player, scan, print, study, surf educational sites, interact with teachers with a air conditioned room.

VCD, DVD, Novels and preparation books can be borrowed from a limited time by Global Village students.

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