Universities, employers and immigration authorities may need you to provide proof of your English ability at a specified level. Find out more about understanding your results.
If you are successful in the exam you will receive two documents: a Statement of Results and a certificate. Universities, employers and other organisations you apply to may ask you for either of these documents as proof of your English language skills.
Statement of Results
Your Statement of Results contains three pieces of information:
1. Your candidate result based on your total score in all five papers.
2. Your grade based on the total score you achieve. There are set scores for each grade:
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3. Your candidate profile, showing your performance in each paper against the scale:
Depending on which university, college or organisation you are applying to, you may be asked to achieve a specific score or grade. Organisations may also ask you for a particular candidate profile if they need you to have a specific level of English in one of the five skills tested.
Understanding your results
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is targeted at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the internationally accepted system for describing language ability.
The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above C1 (Level C2) and the level below (Level B2).
How Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grades and CEFR levels compare
For more detailed information, download Understanding your Statement of Results Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).