BULATS, the Business Language Testing Service is an evaluation system that allows certifying any kind of language levels officially. BULATS assesses a range of language skills and reveals the precise profile of each of the candidates.

 

BULATS is a collaborative venture between the University of Cambridge ESO Examinations and three leading European language institutes: the Alliance Française, the Goethe-Institut and the Universidad de Salamanca, ensuring the rigour of the tests, the accuracy of each language version and the reliability of the results.

 

Results are based on the internationally recognised and standardised level framework of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), wich is directly linked to the levels of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework for modern languages (CEF).


INTERPRETATION OF SCORES

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

C2

ESOL 1-2

Key English Test (KET);
Young Learners;
BULATS 1;
ESOL 3-4

Preliminary English Test (PET);
BEC 1;
BULATS 2;
ESOL 5-6

First Certificate in English (FCE);
BEC 2;
BULATS 3;
ESOL 7-9

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE);
BEC 3;
BULATS 3;
ESOL 10-11

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE);
BULATS 5;
ESOL 12

TEST RESULTS

The BULATS certification exam is divided into three parts which assesses 4 areas:

  • Reading & Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking


The BULATS online test produces a score on a scale of 0 – 100. The result of the Reading and Listening test are available immediately after completing the exam. The Writing and Speaking test is marked by an experienced and approved Cambridge ESOL examiner. 

The overall test results are available WITHIN 10 DAYS.


According to the overall score on the test, a domain level or another will be achieved according to the Common European Framework (CEF):

 

BULATS SCORES
ABILITY CEF
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