Cambridge exams

Business English: B1 Business Preliminary

How will I get my results?

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

B1 Business 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) and 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 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level.

When will I get my B1 Business Preliminary Statement of Results?

Your Statement of Results is released online, approximately four to six weeks after the exam. 

When will I get my B1 Business Preliminary certificate?

We will receive your certificate about seven to nine weeks after the date of your exam. You can either collect your certificate from the exam centre or the exam centre will send it to you.

B1 Business 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 Business Preliminary, the scores on the right will be used to report results.

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 120 and 139 are also reported on your Statement of Results, but you will not receive the Business English Certificate Preliminary.

The relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in B1 Business Preliminary is illustrated.

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