No students should be deprived of their bright future just because there is no IELTS date in Nepal. So, through this blog, we are introducing CAE in Nepal- an alternative to IELTS.
CAE test stands for Cambridge English Advanced test. Australian and British colleges and universities have recognized CAE Test as an alternative exam to evaluate English language proficiency of non- native English speakers. This is a very good news for students as they do not have to postpone their wish of abroad study just because they can not book IELTS date.
Some of the countries accepting CAE test for student visa are USA, Canada, Australia, UK and New Zealand. If you are looking for alternative of IELTS to apply as a migrant, you should know that only two countries- Australia and UK validates score of CAE for Migration purpose.
Cambridge English Advanced Test has been in practice since 1991. This exam has received a global recognition. Above three thousand academic and other institutions have accepted this test in decision making.
You can give either CAE- pbt (Paper Based Test) or CAE- cbt (computer based test) from the allocated exam centers all across the world. Students have been giving CAE exam in Nepal since 19th August 2011. CAE test is managed by Cambridge ESOL. So, students do not need to worry about quality of test mechanism.
Talking about CAE test module, students are evaluated according to their reading skill, writing skill, Use of English skill, listening skill and Speaking skill. All of these tests carry equal weightage of 20 percent of total score.
Benefits of CAE in Nepal-an alternative to IELTS
CAE cost is cheaper than IELTS. The validity of CAE TEST never ends. So, you do not have to give CAE test again and again if you are satisfied with the score you obtained. You can give CAE as paper based test or Computer based test. CAE exam is conducted 37 times in a year. The exam date never exceeds more than a month. The result is published fast so that students do not have to wait longer for applying to colleges. CAE test continues for 4hr and 40 min which is longer than IELTS and thus CAE exam tests the learning of students in more detailed manner than in IELTS.
There are many education consultancies in Kathmandu that conducts CAE classes. You can approach them for registering for CAE Test. We wish you a good luck.