Results

BULATS test results are presented in a clear and easy-to-understand test report form which can be produced for individuals or groups.

The test report form shows:

  • an overall score
  • a score for each language skill – Reading and Listening, Speaking, and Writing.

Online test results are provided immediately for Online Reading and Listening and can be printed on BULATS test report paper in English, French, German or Spanish.

There is no ‘pass’ mark – BULATS scores are on a scale of 1–100.

The front of the test result form gives the BULATS scores and the level on the Common European Framework or Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the internationally accepted system used for describing language ability.

BULATS score Level description CEFR level
90–100 Upper advanced C2
75–89 Advanced C1
60–74 Upper intermediate B2
40–59 Intermediate B1
20–39 Elementary A2
0–19 Beginner A1

For Speaking and Writing, candidates are also given +, - or = to show whether they are high, middle, or low within the band.

On the back of the test report form is a summary of Can Do statements aligned with the CEFR levels. These are functional/situational statements that describe what a candidate would be expected to do at a specific CEFR level in the language they are being tested in. For example, in the Reading and Listening test a candidate who receives a CEFR level of B2 is expected to be able to understand most reports and non-routine letters, with dictionary help.