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Cambridge English Exam Results

Using The Cambridge English Scale, you will receive a separate score for each of the four skills—reading, writing, listening & speaking—as well as Use of English.

The Cambridge English Scale

The Cambridge English Scale is a range of scores used to report results for most Cambridge English exams. 


You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills - reading, writing, listening & speaking - as well as Use of English, giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam.


You will also be given a grade and a CEFR level.  The CEFR breaks down language into six levels – from A1 (beginning) to C2 (advanced) – of English proficiency. 


Within each of these six CEFR levels, there is a range. The Cambridge English Scale reports exactly where within a CEFR level a test candidate has scored. This gives a much more precise measurement of language proficiency.


The video below provides a good, brief explanation of the scale...what it it works...and the benefits it brings to candidates, teachers, institutions and other users of Cambridge exams.

The CEFR measures English language proficiency

Cambridge Exams within the Cambridge English Scale

Cambridge English exams are tied to the CEFR

Please note that the Young Learner English (YLE) exams are not supported on the Cambridge English Scale. They use a different measurement system to determine a pre-A1 to A2 proficiency level.​​

A Cambridge English exam is much more than just a certificate. Preparing for your Cambridge exam will help you learn and develop—step by step—better speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills.

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Statement of Results

When will I get my Cambridge English Statement of Results?


All candidates receive a Statement of Results, and if you are successful in the exam you will also receive a Certificate.


Your Statement of Results is released online, approximately four to six weeks after the exam for paper-based exams, and two to three weeks after the exam for computer-based exams.


The fastest way to get your results is to sign up to our free online results service.


When will I get my Cambridge English Certificate?


We send your certificate to your exam center about three weeks after results are available. Your exam center then sends it on to you:

  • If you took a paper-based exam, your certificate will be sent to your center seven to nine weeks after the date of your exam.

  • If you took a computer-based exam, your certificate will be sent to your center five to six weeks after your exam date.

Please note that for Cambridge 's computer-adaptive exams - BULATS, Linguaskill and the CEPT - results for the Reading & Listening exams are immediate. 

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