C1 Advanced (CAE)

The C1 Advanced (CAE)

Whether you are applying for a job in a company with English as a working language, a place at university, or a student visa – a C1 Advanced (CAE) certificate can help you to reach your academic and professional goals.

According to the Times Higher World Ranking 2015-2016, 99% of the top 11 universities included in this ranking use Cambridge English exams to verify the English language skills of students. The Times Higher list ranks universities worldwide in terms of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The most required proof of language competence is the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

The C1 Advanced (CAE) certificate shows that you can:

  • communicate effectively at a managerial and professional level
  • follow an academic course at university level
  • participate with confidence in workplace meetings or academic tutorials and seminars
  • express yourself with a high level of fluency

Worldwide recognition

The C1 Advanced (CAE) is the most commonly required proof of language competence and is accepted by thousands of employers, governments, professional bodies, and universities globally.

The Exam Format

Cambridge exams are designed to ensure standardised test conditions for people of all linguistic backgrounds and nationalities and are supported by a dedicated global research programme.

The exam covers all four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Target: 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.

Check your answers (see PDF) as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them anymore.

Sample Test - Answer Key

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Target: Requires you to be able to produce different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews, essays and emails.

Sample Test - Writing Checklist

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

There is no answer key for the Writing Paper, but you should take a look at the Writing Checklist.

Duration: 40 minutes

Target: Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.

Check your answers (see PDF) as you do the test – once the test has finished you will not be able to check them anymore.

Sample Test - Answer Key

You may need to use the Firefox browser to access these sample tests. 

Duration: 16 minutes

Target: Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.


Are you interested in a proper preparation for the exam? Simply give us a call or fill out the contact form to make a free appointment for a detailed consultation. You can do a full course to increase your language level or just a few hours to prepare for the exam. Together we will find out your right level and can start planning your course immediately!


Most exams at The Cambridge Institute are computer-based, which means that you can take the Reading and Use of English, Writing and Listening conveniently on the computer.

To be prepared on the exam day, please be so kind as to familiarise yourself with the following video tutorial as well as the computer-based sample tests:

Video Tutorial


Here you can book your Cambridge English exam in Vienna.

Please note that you will need a valid ID document to complete your booking. You will get all payment details to pay the exam fee (via bank transfer) at the end of this booking process.



Title Date (Written + Oral) Registration Deadline Price Results release window
CAE CB Sat 29.10.2022 Sat 08.10.2022 €260,00 11.11.2022 to 17.11.2022
CAE CB Sat 05.11.2022 Sat 15.10.2022 €260,00 18.11.2022 to 24.11.2022
CAE CB Sat 26.11.2022 Sat 05.11.2022 €260,00 09.12.2022 to 15.12.2022
CAE CB Thu 01.12.2022 Thu 10.11.2022 €260,00 15.12.2022 to 21.12.2022
CAE CB Sat 21.01.2023 Sat 31.12.2022 €260,00 03.02.2023 to 09.02.2023
CAE CB Sat 11.02.2023 Sat 21.01.2023 €260,00 24.02.2023 to 02.03.2023
CAE CB Fri 10.03.2023 Fri 17.02.2023 €260,00 24.03.2023 to 30.03.2023
CAE PB - paper based! Sat 11.03.2023 Sat 28.01.2023 €260,00 11.04.2023 to 24.04.2023
CAE CB Sat 01.04.2023 Sat 11.03.2023 €260,00 18.04.2023 to 24.04.2023
CAE PB - paper based! Sat 22.04.2023 Sat 11.03.2023 €260,00 22.05.2023 to 05.06.2023
CAE CB Thu 11.05.2023 Thu 20.04.2023 €260,00 25.05.2023 to 01.06.2023
CAE PB - paper based! Sat 20.05.2023 Sat 08.04.2023 €260,00 19.06.2023 to 30.06.2023
CAE CB Sat 27.05.2023 Sat 06.05.2023 €260,00 12.06.2023 to 16.06.2023
CAE PB - paper based! Sat 03.06.2023 Sat 22.04.2023 €260,00 30.06.2023 to 13.07.2023
CAE CB Tue 06.06.2023 Tue 16.05.2023 €260,00 20.06.2023 to 26.06.2023
CAE PB - paper based! Wed 07.06.2023 Wed 26.04.2023 €260,00 05.07.2023 to 18.08.2023
CAE CB Sat 10.06.2023 Sat 20.05.2023 €260,00 23.06.2023 to 29.06.2023
CAE PB - paper based! Sat 17.06.2023 Sat 06.05.2023 €260,00 14.07.2023 to 27.08.2023
CAE CB Sat 24.06.2023 Sat 03.06.2023 €260,00 07.07.2023 to 13.07.2023
CAE CB Sat 15.07.2023 Sat 24.06.2023 €260,00 28.07.2023 to 03.08.2023
CAE CB Sat 29.07.2023 Sat 08.07.2023 €260,00 11.08.2023 to 17.08.2023
CAE CB Sat 19.08.2023 Sat 29.07.2023 €260,00 04.09.2023 to 08.09.2023
CAE PB - paper based! Sat 09.09.2023 Sat 29.07.2023 €260,00 06.10.2023 to 19.10.2023
CAE CB Sat 16.09.2023 Sat 26.08.2023 €260,00 29.09.2023 to 05.10.2023
CAE PB - paper based! Sat 21.10.2023 Sat 09.09.2023 €260,00 17.11.2023 to 30.11.2023
CAE CB Sat 28.10.2023 Sat 07.10.2023 €260,00 10.11.2023 to 16.11.2023
CAE CB Sat 11.11.2023 Sat 21.10.2023 €260,00 24.11.2023 to 30.11.2023
CAE CB Sat 25.11.2023 Sat 04.11.2023 €260,00 08.12.2023 to 14.12.2023
CAE PB - paper based! Wed 29.11.2023 Wed 18.10.2023 €260,00 04.01.2024 to 17.01.2024
CAE CB Wed 13.12.2023 Wed 22.11.2023 €260,00 04.01.2024 to 10.01.2024