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C2 Proficiency

Results

C2 Proficiency 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.

For more information about the Cambridge English Scale, download our factsheet


When will I get my C2 Proficiency Statement of Results?

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

Your Statement of Results is released 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 to our free online results service.


When will I get my C2 Proficiency certificate?

We send your certificate to your exam centre about three weeks after results are available. Your exam centre then sends it on to you.

  • If you took a paper-based exam, your certificate will be sent to your centre seven to nine weeks after the date of your exam.
  • If you took a computer-based exam, your certificate will be sent to your centre five to six weeks after your exam date.

C2 Proficiency 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 C2 Proficiency, the following scores will be used to report results:

Cambridge English Scale Score

Grade/CEFR

CEFR Level

220–230

Grade A

C2

213–219

Grade B

C2

200–212

Grade C

C2

180–199

Level C1

C1

The exam is targeted at Level C2 of the CEFR. The examination also provides reliable assessment at the level below C2 (Level C1).

Scores between 162 and 179 are also reported for C2 Proficiency. You will not receive a certificate, but your Cambridge English Scale score will be shown on your Statement of Results.

The relationship between the CEFR levels, the Cambridge English Scale and the grades awarded in C2 Proficiency is illustrated below:

Diagram of where Cambridge English: Proficiency is aligned on the CEFR and Cambridge English Scale

What is a Statement of Results?

Your Statement of Results contains the following information:

  • your score on the Cambridge English Scale for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and use of English
  • your score on the Cambridge English Scale for the overall exam
  • your grade (A, B, C, Level C1) for the overall exam
  • your CEFR level for the overall exam.

Find out how to understand your Statement of Results (for exams taken in January 2015 and after)

Download a sample Statement of Results for C2 Proficiency