The Test comprises of two dialogues; each worth 45 marks. In order to pass the test, a candidate requires at least 29 marks in each dialogue and an overall score of 63 out of 90

The result for the CCL Test will be given as:

  • Pass: 63 or higher (marks out of 90)
  • Marginal Fail: between 58 and 62/5 (marks out of 90)
  • Clear Fail: less than 58 (marks out of 90)

In situations where a candidate achieves 24 out of 45 in Dialogue 1, 41 out of 45 in Dialogue 2 and an Overall Score of 65 out of 90, the result given will be CLEAR FAIL as the candidate hasn’t achieved the required score in Dialogue 1. Results are sent via email within 4-6 weeks of the test date and are valid for three years from the date of issue. Errors for which the examiners deduct a candidate’s score are:

  • Accuracy (correctness of information)
  • Distortions (misrepresentation of information)
  • Omissions (removal of information)
  • Insertions (addition of information)

Each examiner awards your results individually. In situations where the examiners disagree about the performance of a candidate, additional examiners will assess your test to help determine your final result

Candidates should consider below criteria to achieve maximum score in NAAT CCL TEST:

  • Level of Accuracy
  • Level of Competency
  • Level of Formality
  • Level of Mean
  • Level of Standard Deviation
  • Proficiency Standards


63 or higher


between 58 and 62/5

Clear Fail

less than 58


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