C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It is the in-depth, high-level qualification that shows you have the language skills that employers and universities are looking for.
More than 8,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept C1 Advanced as proof of high-level achievement in learning English.
Preparing for C1 Advanced helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.
This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between B2 First and C2 Proficiency.
CEFR level: C1
Scale score: 180–199
Test format: Computer or paper-based
No. of papers: 4
Exam length: About 4 hours