B2 The first 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) and the use of English, giving you a clear understanding of your performance. These five scores are averaged to give the test an overall result. You will also be awarded a grade and level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
To learn more about the Cambridge English Scale, download our fact sheet
When will I receive my first B2 results statement?
All candidates receive a Statement of Results, and if you are successful in the exam, you will also receive a certificate.
Your Results Statement is posted 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 for the free online results service.
When will I receive my B2?
The certificate is sent to your test center approximately three weeks after the results are available. Your test center then sends it to you.
- If you took a paper exam, your certificate will be sent to your center seven to nine weeks after your exam date.
- If you took a computer exam, your certificate will be sent to your center five to six weeks after the exam date.
B2 First scale scores
Depending on which college, university or organization you are applying to, you may be required to get a specific score or grade, either in general or for a particular skill. For B2 First, the following scores will be used to report the results:
|Cambridge English Scale Score||Degree / CEFR||CEFR level|
The exam is aimed at Level B2 of the CEFR. The exam also provides a reliable assessment at the level above B2 (Level C1) and the level below (Level B1).
Scores between 122 and 139 are also reported for B2 First. You will not receive a certificate, but your Cambridge English Scale score will show on your Results Statement.
The relationship between CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and B2 First scores is illustrated below: