Cambridge's Advanced English Exam in India

Cambridge's Advanced English Exam in India

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Updated on Mar 1, 2011 09:45 IST

The University of Cambridge's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) department has introduced in India its Certificate in Advanced English or CAE, accepted by the UK Border Agency and more than 2500 institutions.

Cambridge ESOL offers a suite of exams at different levels, CAE being at C1, required to pursue university-level academic courses.

Also called ‘Cambridge English: Advanced', the exam has been designed to evaluate a candidate's communication skills needed to carry out complex academic and professional tasks in English.

"The CAE demonstrates a candidate's ability to function at a very advanced level," said Angela French, assistant director, assessment and operations group, Cambridge ESOL, who was in Delhi to talk about the exam.

In addition to being recognised as an indicator of a student's English language proficiency for certain visa and academic purposes, the CAE has the advantage of getting him/her tariffs points in his/her universities and colleges admission service application for full-time undergraduate programmes in Britain.

"This is the only English exam that gets UCAS points," said French.

Started in 1981, the CAE was one of 11 Cambridge qualifications that the UKBA approved for Tier-4 student visa applicants about four months ago, said French. UKBA approved a total of 13 English language qualifications. It'll be beneficial also for those applying under Tier-2 of the UK's point-based visa system, she added. Tier-2 covers sponsored skilled workers with a job offer. The fee for CAE is Rs 3500 whereas the IELTS test costs Rs 7200.

There are 40 centres for Cambridge ESOL tests in India.


Source: HT Horizons

Date: 25th February, 2011

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Abhirup Barua

2011-03-27 12:07:37

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Reply to Abhirup Barua


2011-03-09 20:18:52

Dear sir/madam, i want study uk ,london in MBA degree at good business school.i basically 5 year experence in projects in power sector,i completed my higher educaation in post diploma in power sector.i want study MBA in london, how much fees to pay indian money.pls advise them,waiting for REPLY.

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2011-03-23 20:47:36

first i think u need to work on your English as u have to give either ielts or tofel before getting admission