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.

Results are provided immediately 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 ALTE and CEFR levels.

BULATS score Level description ALTE level CEFR level
90–100 Upper advanced 5 C2
75–89 Advanced 4 C1
60–74 Upper intermediate 3 B2
40–59 Intermediate 2 B1
20–39 Elementary 1 A2
0–19 Beginner 0 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 ALTE or CEFR levels. These are functional/situational statements that describe what a candidate would be expected to do at a specific ALTE or CEFR level in the language they are being tested in. For example, in the Reading and Listening test a candidate who receives an ALTE/CEFR level of 3/B2 is expected to be able to understand most reports and non-routine letters, with dictionary help.