INFORMATION ABOUT CAMBRIDGE LANGUAGE EXAMS
Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) examinations are known worldwide and are recognized by universities, employers and national education authorities in many countries as evidence that the holder meets their required standards in English. They can be taken by anyone.
The Main Suite examinations – Cambridge English: Preliminary, Cambridge English: First, Cambridge English: Advanced and Cambridge English: Proficiency – are accredited examinations in Hungary. Successful candidates are awarded an internationally recognised certificate which is valid for life, and also an accredited local certificate stating the equivalent Hungarian level they have attained.
Representation of results have been changed in response to your feedback and aims to provide you with clearer and more detailed information on candidate performance. for further information please click here
The Main Suite
The Cambridge Main Suite examinations are available at three levels at our Language School. Each level assesses the four main language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Exams are offered three times a year: in March, June and December.
We offer the following general English Examinations:
The Cambridge English: First (FCE) is an examination at an intermediate level, requiring competence in all the language skills. It is widely recognised by business and educational organisations throughout the world. Cambridge English: First is equivalent with B2 level by the Common European Framework (CEF). See for more information about Cambridge English: First>>
The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), which indicates an advanced level of competence in English, is suitable for those who require English for professional or study purposes. It is recognised by the majority of British universities for English language entrance requirements. It is also designed to encourage the development of the skills required to progress towards the Cambridge English: Proficiency. Cambridge English: Advanced is equivalent with C1 level by the Common European Framework (CEF). See for more information about CAE
The Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) is the highest level of the main Cambridge ESOL examinations suite. It is an advanced examination focusing on the English language skills required for entry into British universities and to meet business or academic standards overseas. Cambridge English: Proficiency is equivalent with C2 level by the Common European Framework (CEF). See for more information about Cambridge English: Proficiency>>
FROM 2010 CAMBRIDGE ESOL EXAMS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON COMPUTERS
The British Council is introducing Computer Based Cambridge ESOL exams.
From 2010 candidates will be able to choose between the paper and computer based exams. Computer Based Testing can be taken at British Council Budapest. For further information please, click here
Next Cambridge Exam:
Type of Exam (Paper Based only)
Date of Written Exam
|FCE||10 March||46,800 HUF||03 Febr 2017|
|CAE||01 March||48,500 HUF||27 Jan 2017|
|CPE||11 March||49,500 HUF||03 Febr 2017|
*the application deadline for paper based exams are:
for Cambridge English: First (FCE) 03 Febr 2017
for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 27 Jan 2017
for Cambridge English: Proficieny (CPE) 03 Febr 2017
After thess deadlines only late entry applications will be accepted altogether with a late entry fee (7000 HUF). Before registering after the deadline please, contact our office to see if there is any possible entry has left!
No application will be accepted after 15 February 2017!
Date of Speaking: 24/02/2017 – 05/03/2017
How to register?
You can apply exclusively online, please click here:
After registering you will get a Confirmation from Cambridge ESOL Exam Administration (REX). Please, read it through carefully and follow the instructions in it. Your registration will become definite once the centre have received both your application form and the statement of the payment before the deadline.
By submitting your registration you are accepting the Exam Regulations (see British Council Budapest) and the Data Protection Act of the British Council’s Examination Services. (The hard copy versions can be looked at our exam centre.)
Cambridge Main Suite Exams in 2017
Notification of your exam
Two weeks before the exam you will receive the Confirmation of Entry document with the exact time and date and the location of the exam, and the Notice to Candidates.
In co-operation with Cambridge ESOL, we provide a Special Arrangements Service for candidates with hearing, speech, visual and kinetic difficulties, as well as for candidates with learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
Relevant supporting documentation – a medical certificate and a Special arrangements form completed and signed by the candidate – should be submitted to the examination centre three months before exam date. Important: No documents can be accepted after the end of the particular registration period.
We also make special arrangements for candidates who have sustained accident-related injuries, such as a broken arm, prior to the day of the exam.
We make every effort to cater for special needs of any disabled candidates or candidates living in special circumstances (e.g. in prison), to enable them to best understand questions and tasks and complete the test. It is our aim for the language level of all candidates, irrespective of disability, to be assessed fairly and objectively.
How the results information is represented?
All candidates get an individually generated, so-called ID number and secret numer in the Confirmation of Entry, by which candidates can register to the online results page of Results Service for Candidates. The results information is available approx. 45 days after the exam. Representation of results have been changed in response to your feedback and aims to provide you with clearer and more detailed information on candidate performance. for further information please click here
Results Enquiries must be submitted by your exam centre on behalf of the candidate. University of Cambridge would advise all candidates considering making an enquiry to contact their examination centre within 14 days of the result release date to discuss the Results Enquiry procedure. The following Results Enquiry stages are available:
Stage 1 : A full clerical re-check
Stage 2 : A re-mark of written papers (including review of the Listening paper where relevant, but does not apply to any Speaking test component)
To request a Stage 2 enquiry, a candidate must have completed Stage 1 and received their results. For further information, please see Cambridge ESOL Exam Centre >>