Czech Language Certificate Exam (CCE)

The internationally recognised Czech language exam can be taken in the Czech Republic and abroad. It is a prerequisite for entry to universities or employment. >>>

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    ABOUT THE EXAM

    The Czech Language Certificate Exam for foreigners verifies all five levels of achieved communication competency in accordance with the criteria specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The quality of the CCE exam is verified by the Q mark, awarded by the international organisation ALTE to examinations which have successfully passed the audit and meet the 17 minimum quality standards.

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    What parts does the CCE exam involve?

     

    The exam consists of several parts. The length and content of the individual exam subjects depends on the level you choose.

     

    The written and oral parts of the exam are generally conducted on one day. There are breaks between the individual subtests of the written part of the exam.

     

    The order of candidates for the oral part of the examination is set by a random draw and cannot be altered. The exam ends at latest by 7 p.m. for the last candidate. If the number of enrolled candidates does not allow the oral part of the exam to end at latest by 7 p.m. for all candidates, the oral part of the exam can be conducted on the following day. Candidates will be informed of this fact via e-mail after registration for the given date is closed.

     

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    Which level should I enrol for?

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    When deciding on the level to apply for, use the self assessment grid based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You may find the translation of the grid in many other languages ​​here.

     

    The European Language Portfolio will also help you with self-evaluation. 

     

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    Recognition of the exam

    The examination is recognized by most Czech and foreign employers and by some universities and colleges. It can help you for entrance examinations, improve your career and measure your progress in Czech.

     

    • pedagogical staff: The CCE exam is also recognized for proving the Czech language knowledge of pedagogical staff (foreigners). The exact level of knowledge of Czech is not determined (Act No. 563/2004 Coll., On pedagogical staff), it is usually decided by the employer (i.e. the school principal).
    • Permanent resident of the Czech Republic: CCE–A2 and above is equivalent to the Czech Language Exam for permanent residence. For more information, click here.
    • Czech citizenship: the CCE–B1 and above is equivalent to the Czech Language Exam for Czech citizenship. More information can be found here. 

     

    Exam fee

    After sending the online form, you will receive an e-mail with confirmation and useful information, including instructions for payment of the exam fee. The fee for the exam in the Czech Republic must be paid no later than 3 days after submitting the application form. Proof of payment for the CCE examination must be presented at registration on the day of the examination.

     

    Exam fee in Czech Republic

    Level A1: 3 000 CZK
    Level A2: 3 200 CZK
    Level B1: 3 700 CZK
    Level B2: 4 000 CZK
    Level C1: 4 200 CZK

     

    The full amount due (excluding bank or transfer fees) is to be credited to the recipient's bank account - UJOP UK (ILPS CU), i.e. the payer is responsible for all the fees connected with the bank transfer. The amount may be paid in euro according to the applicable currency exchange rates at KB (Komerční Banka).

     

    Payment Instructions

    Account No.: 107-8145640267/0100
    IBAN: CZ53 0100 0001 0781 4564 0267
    BIC (SWIFT): KOMBCZPPXXX

    Variable symbol: 42205
    Specific symbol: unique application form code
    Constant symbol: 0308
    Message for beneficiary: your first name and surname

    Bank: Komercni banka, Na Prikope 33, 114 07 Praha 1
    Account Name: Univerzita Karlova, Ovocny trh 5, 116 36 Praha 1

     

    Exam fee discount in Czech Republic
     

    Students of daytime Czech courses at ILPS CU

    500 CZK

    Graduates of daytime Czech courses at UJOP UK

    The discount applies only for the next CCE exam date after completing the course.
    500 CZK

    Group discount for 6 or more people

    A group discount is available for groups of 6 people or more who apply to take the examination on the same date in the Czech Republic, however, they do not need to sit the exam at the same proficiency level.

    5% off the exam price

     

    Cancellation or Transfer of the Application to Another Term in the Czech Republic
    1. Until the online applications for the given term are closed:
      • If the application is cancelled, the non-repayable registration fee amounting CZK 500 will be deducted from the paid amount and it will be used for payment of a cancellation fee.
      • The transfer of an application to another term is possible only after paying a manipulation fee amounting CZK 500.
    2. After the online applications for the given term are closed, it is not possible to cancel or transfer the application.
    3. After the online applications are closed and in case the absence is documented by a medical confirmation:
      • If the application is cancelled, the non-repayable registration fee amounting CZK 500 will be deducted from the paid amount and it will be used for payment of a cancellation fee.
      • The transfer of an application to another term is possible only after paying a manipulation fee amounting CZK 500.
    Cancellation or Transfer of the Application to Another Term abroad

    In the event that a candidate cannot attend or has decided not to attend the examination abroad, he/she must follow the instructions of the given foreign examination centre. The conditions for postponing the examination date and refunding the examination fee are published by the examination centre on its website, or the examination centre informs the candidates at the latest before collecting the examination fee.


    CCE‒A1

    Reasons to choose CCE–A1?
    • confirmation of Czech language proficiency at A1 level;
    • internationally recognised certificate.

     

    CCE–A1 qualification shows that you can...
    • participate in uncomplicated everyday interactions in a very simple way, as long as people speak slowly and clearly;
    • introduce yourself, ask and answer very simple concrete questions;
    • understand basic information (e.g. about yourself, your family, shopping, work);
    • write a very short, simple text about everyday and simple situations.

     

    Exam format
    Exam part (Subtest) Time limit
    Reading Comprehension + Writing 55 minutes
    Listening Comprehension 20–25 minutes
    Speaking 5–7 minutes / 1 person

     

    Preparation

    CCE‒A2

    Reasons to choose CCE–A2?
    • confirmation of Czech language proficiency at A2 level;
    • proof of Czech language proficiency for permanent residence in the Czech Republic;
    • admission to study at some faculties in the Czech Republic;
    • internationally recognised certificate.

     

    CCE–A2 qualification shows that you can...
    • understand and use common vocabulary related to everyday life (e.g. about leisure, shopping, work or study);
    • you can cope with simple interaction with direct exchange of information about familiar and common facts;
    • you can write a simple personal letter of thanks or apology.

     

    Exam format
    Exam part (Subtest) Time limit
    Reading Comprehension 40 minutes
    Listening Comprehension 25–30 minutes
    Writing 40 minutes.
    Speaking 10–13 minutes / 1 person

     

    Preparation 

    CCE‒B1

    Reasons to choose CCE–B1?
    • confirmation of Czech language proficiency at B1 level;
    • admission to a number of faculties in the Czech Republic;
    • obtaining citizenship of the Czech Republic;
    • internationally recognized certificate.

     

    CCE–B1 qualification shows that you can...
    • deal with everyday situations related to travelling, working, studying, communicating with institutions in the public area;
    • describe your experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions;
    • can briefly explain and justify their opinions, plans and recommendations.

     

    Exam format
    Exam part (Subtest) Time limit
    Reading Comprehension 50 minutes
    Listening Comprehension 35–40 minutes
    Writing 60 minutes
    Speaking 15–18 minutes / pair

     

    Preparation

    CCE‒B2

    Reasons to choose CCE–B2?
    • confirmation of Czech language proficiency at B2 level;
    • admission to most faculties in the Czech Republic;
    • employment in the labour market;
    • internationally recognised certificate.

     

    CCE–B2 qualification shows that...
    • you are independent user of the language who can deal even with less common situations;
    • you can communicate with native speakers quite naturally;
    • you can understand relatively complex texts on a wide range of topics and write them;
    • you can understand abstract topics and topics related to your field of study or profession.

     

    Exam format
    Exam part (Subtest) Time limit
    Reading Comprehension 60 minutes
    Listening Comprehension 40–45 minutes
    Grammar/lexical test 30 minutes
    Writing 80 minutes
    Speaking 18–21 minutes / pair
     
    Preparation

     

     

    TIPS FOR EXAM PREPARATION: Writing and Speaking - B2 level (PDF)

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    TIPS FOR EXAM PREPARATION: Writing - B2 level (PDF)

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    CCE‒C1

    Reasons to choose CCE–C1?
    • Confirmation of Czech language proficiency at C1 level;
    • admission to study at medical faculties in the Czech Republic;
    • employment in the labour market;
    • internationally recognised certificate.

     

    CCE–C1 qualification shows that...
    • you are experienced language user who can easily and with high confidence handle all areas of language use, including academic and public domains;

    • you can use Czech effectively and flexibly according to communicative situations and intentions;

    • you can understand complex speeches (lectures, discussions) even on abstract topics, including speeches with implied relationships and ideas;

    • you can write clear, detailed and well-organised texts on complex topics.

       

    Exam format
    Exam part (Subtest) Time limit
    Reading Comprehension 60 minutes
    Listening Comprehension 50–55 minutes
    Gramaticko-lexikální test 50 minutes
    Writing 90 minutes
    Speaking 23–27 minutes / pair

     

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    RESULTS

    For a 'pass' mark, it is necessary to achieve an overall score of at least 60%, as well as in each individual subtest.

     

    The results will be posted within 30 days after the exam date here.

     

    Successful candidates will be mailed certificates within 7 weeks after the exam date. If a candidate does not receive his/her certificate within 7 weeks of sitting the exam, he/she is advised to contact the secretariat RTC ILPS CU.

     

    What does the certificate look like?

    Certificate Sample A2, B1, B2 and C1 (valid for examinations held from 1st March 2021)

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    Certificate Sample A1 (valid for examinations held from 2nd December 2019)

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    Certificate Sample A2, B1, B2 a C1 (valid for examinations held from 2nd December 2019)

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    Certificate Sample A1 (valid for examinations held until 1st December 2019)

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    Certificate Sample A2, B1, B2 a C1 (valid for examinations held until 1st December 2019)

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