CAE is a high quality, international English language qualification that candidates can use for college or university admissions and students application.

Educational institutions worldwide accept the CAE test, including universities and colleges in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Canada and the US.  It is also trusted and accepted globally for work, study and immigration purposes by over 4,000, organizations as proof of high-level English language skills.

Preparing for the exam helps candidates develop the language skills needed for success in study and work.  CAE covers all four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.  The exam is available up to 37 times a year with test dates available at least once every month.  CAE is available as both a paper-based and computer-based format and the certificate never expires.

The CAE Exam Format has been changed from January, 2015. The new exam format is made up of four papers developed to test your English language skills. See exactly what’s in each paper below. 

The Speaking test is taken face-to-face, with two candidates and two examiners. This creates a more realistic and reliable measure of your ability to use English to communicate.

CAE Exam Format:

The CAE test takes approximately 3 hours 55 minutes to complete and tests skills in Reading & Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking.



(% of total)


Reading and Use of English (1 hour 30 minutes)

8 parts/56 questions


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.


(1 hour 30 minutes)

2 parts


You create two different pieces of writing, such as essays, letters/emails, proposals, reports and reviews.


(about 40 minutes)

4 parts/30 questions


Tests your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.


(15 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts


Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with another candidate.

The Certificate of Advanced English can be taken as standard test (pencil and paper) or computer-based.


•    Classroom instructions using lively presentations.
•    Intensive guidance on all sections.
•    Online interactive lessons with audios and transcripts.
•    Mock test on alternate Sundays in a real test environment, using actual test format and timing.
•    Ample study materials and practice tests at ULCI's Online Resource Center,
•    Library and Digital Multimedia Lab.
•    Online guidance to students' queries.
•    New classes start every Monday.


The CAE students are provided with live video presentations of national and international programmes related to the CAE sub-test modules: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. 


CAE Online Self-access Resource Centre contains the latest materials for all modules in paper format as well as on computers from the in house Online Resource Center. Students have access to all the materials for the four different modules Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The Self-access lab helps students become familiar with the varieties of question types that appear on the actual test.

•    Easy to use.
•    Digital programme sources.
•    The Resource Centre contains a large number of course books, audios and videos.
•    Complete practice exercises of all the test sections.
•    Special features to help in Listening and Speaking sections.
•    Activity-based approach.
•    Outstanding sound quality.
•    Individual cubicle for privacy 


ULCI Library offers students materials designed to help improve their language skills viz speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. The library contains the collection of test preparation sample tests and wide range of course material related to all the courses taught at ULCI that would meet the study needs of students.  Students could borrow books of their registered courses.


Full tests for the Listening, Reading and Writing modules are conducted on alternate Sundays. In these practice tests, students are provided with individual headphones with volume controls. These tests are like the real tests, the results of which are displayed on the ULCI notice board.


Summer 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Winter 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Course Fee- Rs. 12,000/-


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