All written examination papers are returned to Cambridge English Language Assessment for marking and grading. As trained examiners mark the scripts, their work is continuously monitored and checked by senior examiners.


There are Pass and Fail grades for the Cambridge Main Suite – KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE. The overall grade is based on the candidate’s total score in all the papers.


Five or six weeks after the exam, all candidates will receive an enhanced Statement of Results, showing the relative strengths and weaknesses of the candidates’ performance in each of the papers by means of a graphical profile. The statement will also show a standardised score out of 100 to give candidates a clearer understanding of their exam performance so that they can determine how much additional preparation will be needed for their next Cambridge English Language Assessment exam.


Successful candidates will receive their Cambridge English Language Assessment certificates approximately 10 weeks after the exam. This certification is valid for life. Candidates who have failed to reach the required standard for the exam do not receive a certificate.

If you have any questions about your results, contact the authorised Cambridge English Language Assessment exam centre where you took the exam.

Click here for further information on the Cambridge English Language Assessment exam components, eligibility, fees, registration, final date for receipt of entries and results.