C1 Advanced

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Exam information

What is C1 Advanced?

  • C1 Advanced is an advanced level exam
  • It’s the fourth level of the University of Cambridge exams in general English.
  • This exam is set at Level C1 of the CEFR for modern languages.

 

Who is the C1 Advanced exam for and why should I take it?

The C1 Advanced exam is suitable for:

  • Learners who have reached an advanced level of English
  • Are able to use English effectively and confidently in social, educational and professional situations.
  • Is useful preparation for anyone who wishes to take C2 Proficiency at a later stage
  • Valuable for anyone who is looking to work or study abroad.

A C1 Advanced certificate has no expiration date. However, some institutions have their own language requirements or policies on how recent they require exam results to be. They may ask you for evidence that you have maintained or improved your level of English since you took your exam. Speak to the institution you are applying to and confirm their individual requirements.

C1 Advanced is a truly international certificate, recognised around the world for business and study purposes. Thousands of employers, universities and government departments officially recognise C1 Advanced as an Advanced qualification in English.

 

What is the format of the exam?

C1 Advanced has 4 papers:

Reading and Use of English: 1 hour 30 minutes

You will need to be able to understand texts from publications such as fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers and magazines. Your use of English will be tested by tasks which show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

Writing: 1 hour 30 minutes

You will have to show you can produce two different pieces of writing such as an article, a report, a proposal and a review.

Listening: 40 minutes

You need to show you can understand the meaning of a range of spoken material, including lectures, radio broadcasts, speeches and talks.

Speaking: 15 minutes

You will take the Speaking test with another candidate or in a group of three, and you will be tested on your ability to take part in different types of interaction: with the examiner, with the other candidate and by yourself.

 

Your result

  • Reading & Use of English carries 40% and the rest of the tests each carry 20% of the total mark.
  • Candidates can access their results through the Cambridge English Results website.
  • For paper-based exams, these will be available after 4 to 6 weeks.
  • For computer-based exams, they will be available after 2 to 3 weeks.
  • From 2015, results will be reported on the new Cambridge English Scale (replacing the candidate profile and standardised scores).
  • You will receive a separate score for each of the five skills (reading, use of English, writing, listening and speaking).
  • These scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam.

 

There are three Pass grades:

  • A (score between 200 and 210)
  • B (score between 193 and 199)
  • C (score between 180 and 192)

Two Fail grades:

  • Council of Europe Level B2 (160 and 179)
  • Not Reported (159 and below).

 

There is no minimum pass mark for individual papers.

The grade is based on the total score of all 5 papers.

Certificates are awarded to candidates who score 160 and above and are despatched approximately 10 days after the results release window has ended. For further information about the scores, please visit the Cambridge Assessment English website.

 

What to expect on exam day:

 

In case you want to check your level you can do a Cambridge English Placement Test with us.

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PTE - Pearson Academic<\/td>23\/10\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>22\/10\/2019<\/td><\/td><\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
IELTS - General Training Module<\/td>26\/10\/2019<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td>24\/10\/2019<\/td>same day<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
PTE - Pearson Academic<\/td>30\/10\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>29\/10\/2019<\/td><\/td><\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>02\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>04\/10\/2019<\/td>02\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
PTE - Pearson Academic<\/td>06\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>05\/11\/2019<\/td><\/td><\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
OET - OET<\/td>09\/11\/2019<\/td>$AUD 587<\/td>14\/10\/2019<\/td>09\/11\/2019<\/td>N\/A<\/td>Contact centre<\/a><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
PTE - Pearson Academic<\/td>13\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>12\/11\/2019<\/td><\/td><\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Business Higher<\/td>16\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3160<\/td>18\/10\/2019<\/td>16\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3185<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
IELTS - CD IELTS<\/td>16\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td>13\/11\/2019<\/td>16\/11\/2019<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
- Pearson Academic<\/td>20\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>19\/11\/2019<\/td><\/td><\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
TOLES - TOLES<\/td>21\/11\/2019<\/td>from \u00a3130<\/td>01\/11\/2019<\/td>N\/A<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>22\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3155<\/td>13\/11\/2019<\/td>22\/11\/2019<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency<\/td>23\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3167<\/td>14\/11\/2019<\/td>23\/11\/2019<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>23\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>23\/10\/2019<\/td>23\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
PTE - Pearson Academic<\/td>27\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>26\/11\/2019<\/td><\/td><\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency<\/td>30\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3163<\/td>30\/10\/2019<\/td>30\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3188<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 Business Vantage<\/td>30\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3145<\/td>30\/10\/2019<\/td>30\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3170<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
IELTS - Academic Module<\/td>30\/11\/2019<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td>28\/11\/2019<\/td>same day<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>03\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>01\/11\/2019<\/td>03\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>04\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>04\/11\/2019<\/td>04\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
PTE - Pearson Academic<\/td>04\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>03\/12\/2019<\/td><\/td><\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - A2 Key<\/td>05\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a391<\/td>05\/11\/2019<\/td>05\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3116<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B1 Preliminary<\/td>05\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3101<\/td>05\/11\/2019<\/td>05\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3126<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency<\/td>05\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3163<\/td>05\/11\/2019<\/td>05\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3188<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>07\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>07\/11\/2019<\/td>07\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
OET - OET<\/td>07\/12\/2019<\/td>$AUD 587<\/td>04\/11\/2019<\/td>07\/12\/2019<\/td>N\/A<\/td>Contact centre<\/a><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
IELTS - Academic Module<\/td>07\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td>05\/12\/2019<\/td>same day<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
IELTS - General Training Module<\/td>07\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td>05\/12\/2019<\/td>same day<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
PTE - Pearson Academic<\/td>11\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>10\/12\/2019<\/td><\/td><\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>14\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>14\/11\/2019<\/td>Choice of dates<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>14\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>14\/11\/2019<\/td>14\/12\/2019<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td>Book<\/a><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>11\/01\/2020<\/td>\u00a3155<\/td>02\/01\/2020<\/td>11\/01\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>18\/01\/2020<\/td>\u00a3158<\/td>09\/01\/2020<\/td>18\/01\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
TOLES - TOLES<\/td>23\/01\/2020<\/td>from \u00a3130<\/td>03\/01\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)<\/td>25\/01\/2020<\/td>from \u00a351<\/td>18\/12\/2019<\/td>N\/A<\/td>from \u00a376<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>08\/02\/2020<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>08\/01\/2020<\/td>08\/02\/2020<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>15\/02\/2020<\/td>\u00a3158<\/td>06\/02\/2020<\/td>15\/02\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>22\/02\/2020<\/td>\u00a3155<\/td>13\/02\/2020<\/td>22\/02\/2002<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>26\/02\/2020<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>28\/01\/2020<\/td>26\/02\/2020<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B1 Preliminary<\/td>27\/02\/2020<\/td>\u00a3101<\/td>29\/01\/2020<\/td>27\/02\/2020<\/td>\u00a3126<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency<\/td>29\/02\/2020<\/td>\u00a3167<\/td>20\/02\/2020<\/td>29\/02\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>07\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>05\/02\/2020<\/td>07\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3170<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency<\/td>07\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3163<\/td>05\/02\/2020<\/td>07\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3188<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>13\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>12\/02\/2020<\/td>13\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3170<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 Business Vantage<\/td>13\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3145<\/td>12\/02\/2020<\/td>13\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3170<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - A2 Key<\/td>14\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a391<\/td>12\/02\/2020<\/td>14\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3116<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B1 Preliminary<\/td>14\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3101<\/td>12\/02\/2020<\/td>14\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3126<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>14\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>12\/02\/2020<\/td>14\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Business Higher<\/td>19\/03\/2020<\/td>\u00a3164<\/td>09\/03\/2020<\/td>19\/03\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
TOLES - TOLES<\/td>19\/03\/2020<\/td>from \u00a3130<\/td>28\/02\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>04\/04\/2020<\/td>\u00a3158<\/td>26\/03\/2020<\/td>04\/04\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>07\/04\/2020<\/td>\u00a3155<\/td>27\/03\/2020<\/td>07\/04\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>18\/04\/2020<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>18\/03\/2020<\/td>18\/04\/2020<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>18\/04\/2020<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>18\/03\/2020<\/td>18\/04\/2020<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency<\/td>09\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3163<\/td>06\/04\/2020<\/td>09\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3188<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>14\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3158<\/td>05\/05\/2020<\/td>14\/05\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>16\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>15\/04\/2020<\/td>16\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>16\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>15\/04\/2020<\/td>16\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency<\/td>22\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3167<\/td>13\/05\/2020<\/td>22\/05\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Business Higher<\/td>23\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3160<\/td>21\/04\/2020<\/td>23\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3185<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>23\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3155<\/td>14\/05\/2020<\/td>23\/05\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>30\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>28\/04\/2020<\/td>30\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 Business Vantage<\/td>30\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3145<\/td>28\/04\/2020<\/td>30\/05\/2020<\/td>\u00a3170<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B1 Preliminary<\/td>04\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3101<\/td>04\/05\/2020<\/td>04\/06\/2019<\/td>\u00a3126<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>06\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>04\/05\/2020<\/td>06\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>09\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>08\/05\/2020<\/td>09\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>10\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>11\/05\/2020<\/td>10\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency<\/td>12\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3163<\/td>12\/05\/2020<\/td>12\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3188<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - A2 Key<\/td>13\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a391<\/td>12\/05\/2021<\/td>13\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3116<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B1 Preliminary<\/td>13\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3101<\/td>12\/05\/2020<\/td>13\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3126<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>20\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>19\/05\/2020<\/td>Choice of dates<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>20\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>19\/05\/2020<\/td>Choice of dates<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>27\/06\/2020<\/td>\u00a3158<\/td>18\/06\/2020<\/td>27\/06\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>11\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a3155<\/td>02\/07\/2020<\/td>11\/07\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C2 Proficiency<\/td>11\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a3164<\/td>02\/07\/2020<\/td>11\/07\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>18\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a3158<\/td>09\/07\/2020<\/td>18\/07\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - A2 Key<\/td>25\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a395<\/td>16\/07\/2020<\/td>25\/07\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B1 Preliminary<\/td>25\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a3105<\/td>16\/07\/2020<\/td>25\/07\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>30\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a3150<\/td>01\/07\/2020<\/td>30\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a3175<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - B2 First<\/td>31\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a3155<\/td>22\/07\/2020<\/td>31\/07\/2020<\/td>N\/A<\/td><\/span><\/td>CB <\/td><\/td><\/tr>
Cambridge English - C1 Advanced<\/td>31\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a3154<\/td>01\/07\/2020<\/td>31\/07\/2020<\/td>\u00a3179<\/td><\/span><\/td>PB <\/td><\/td><\/tr><\/tbody><\/table><\/div>","c":null,"d":null}