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You can read about the completion requirements for the individual Cambridge Assessment English exams on this page, in the description section for each exam.

The majority of the results will be released four weeks after the date of the written exam. Any remaining results will be released during the following two weeks.

Candidates now have direct access to their results via the Cambridge Assessment English Online Results Service website. Each candidate's personal timetable will include login details and candidates will also receive an e-mail notifying them that the results release period has begun. Please note that candidates must retain their timetables until they have received their results.


If you have passed your exam, your certificate will be issued approximately two months after your results are released.

Exam certificates can only be collected in person from your Local Exam Centre* once a notification e-mail has been received (*except for candidates who took their exam at the British Council itself: they can collect their certificates at A Nyelviskola. Address: 1066 Budapest, Teréz krt. 50., back staircase, floor 2, bell 22. Phone number: +36 1 214 5355).

Kindly note, that lost certificates (either international or Hungarian) cannot be printed again, we can only issue a verification.

Certificates always display the personal information printed on the identification document and provided at registration, this can only be changed in exceptional cases.

You can find more information on the relevant pages of the Cambridge Assessment English website and the website of the Hungarian Education Authority. You can read more about the international certificates and their levels below, under the Extended certification section.

Important information about Hungarian accredited certificates:

  • Cambridge Assessment English exams only provide a single-language, complex language certificate. You cannot get a so-called partial certificates (writing-only or speaking-only)
  • They are issued by the Hungarian Education Authority, on these levels: B1 (Intermediate), B2 (Upper-Intermediate), C1 (Advanced); C2 (Proficiency) level is unattainable in Hungary. You can find more information on this page, in the description section for each exam.

Young learners

You will receive an award from Cambridge Assessment English, showing your performance in each part of the test – Listening, Reading and Writing and Speaking.

For each part of the test you get one or more Cambridge shields (up to a maximum of five) so you could get a total of 15 shields for the whole test!

Young Learner results are issued approximately eight weeks after the date of your examination. Everyone who completes their test receives an award, which focuses on what they could do (not what they couldn’t do). It gives them credit for having taken part in the test.

Extended certification

IMPORTANT: The information below is only relevant to the internationally recognised Cambridge Assessment English certificates, they are NOT relevant to the state accredited language examination certificates issued in Hungary. 

From March 2011 Cambridge Assessment English has introduced Extended Certification, which is aimed at giving many candidates additional credit for the language skills they have demonstrated in a Cambridge Assessment English examination. It also aims to help universities, employers and other organisations get a clearer picture of how candidates' results relate to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It works in two ways:

  1. A candidate who performs particularly well in the exams can get credit at a higher level on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). For example, candidates who get grade A in Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced receive a C2 Proficiency certificate indicating that they are at C2 level.
  2. Candidates can also receive credit for their English language skills, even if they do not achieve a passing grade. So a candidate who does not get enough marks for a grade C in Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced can still be awarded a certificate showing performance at level B2 if they show this level of ability in the exam.

From January 2015, Cambridge Assessment English started using a new way of reporting results for our exams that will provide you with more detailed information about exam performance – the Cambridge Assessment English Scale.

Results enquiries

IMPORTANT! As you can read it in the downloadable Terms and Conditions document on the How to register page, Cambridge University cannot make it possible for candidates to view their exam papers, as required by Hungarian regulations. Therefore we can only accept registrations, where the candidate forfeits their right to view their exam papers.

If you feel that your exam was unfairly marked, Cambridge Assessment English has a rigorous and thorough Result Enquiry Procedure to ensure all components are checked and, if requested, re-marked. If you want to query your result, this must be submitted through the British Council on your behalf.

Results Enquiry Procedure has two stages:

Stage What is the enquiry process? How long does it take? What does it cost?
Stage 1 A clerical re-check Approximately 10 days free
Stage 2 A re-mark of all written papers* Approximately 4 weeks**

£93 The fee needs to be transferred in Forint.

For the exact amount please contact us.

* Please note that this process does not apply to any Speaking test component.

** To request a Stage 2 enquiry, a candidate must have received their results and completed Stage 1 of the Results Enquiry Process.

If you wish to submit an enquiry on your results, please contact us at

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