B1 Preliminary results are reported on the Cambridge English Scale.
You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These four scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. You will also be given a grade and Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level.
When will I get my B1 Preliminary Statement of Results?
Results for computer-based exams are normally available 2-3 weeks after the exam session. For paper-based exams, results are normally available 4-6 weeks after the exam session.
The Confirmation of Entry document you receive from your centre will state the final date by which your results will be available.
If you need any further information, please contact your exam centre.
B1 Preliminary Scale Scores
Depending on which university, college or organisation you are applying to, you may be asked to achieve a specific score or grade, either overall or for a particular skill. For B1 Preliminary, the following scores will be used to report results:
|Cambridge English Scale Score
The exam is targeted at Level B1 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level above B1 (Level B2) and the level below (Level A2).
Scores between 102 and 119 are also reported on your Statement of Results, but you will not receive the Preliminary English Test certificate.
The relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in B1 Preliminary is illustrated below: