We offer all students studying with the Russian Language Centre the option to take an internal proficiency exam at the end of the course.

We offer three levels of exams: 

  • Beginners 
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

When can I sit the exam?

You can sit the exams after you have completed the minimum number of hours of Russian tuition. The requirements are:

  • Beginner Level exam after at least 80 – 120 hours of Russian language tuition
  • Intermediate Level exam after at least 160 – 240 hrs of Russian language tuition
  • Advanced Level exam whenever you feel you're ready. Sample questions and tasks can be found below.

Exam preparation

Approximately four weeks before the exam, your teacher will provide you with a set of topics that will feature in the exam and questions about the topics for discussion. You will then need to focus your preparations in these areas. Here's the sample of the topic with questions.

Exam Sample 1 Exam Sample 2 Exam Certificate

 You will have an opportunity to revise the material with your tutor and get ready for the exam. One month should be more than enough to get ready.

What happens on the day of the exam

You will be expected to arrive at the agreed exam centre at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the exam. The examiner will introduce him / herself and ask you to do the same. The examiner will then conduct the spoken interview and give you tasks to complete appropriate for your level. The spoken part of the exam will last about 20 minutes. The written part of the exam for beginners is 1 hour in length other higher levels will last longer.

You can find more exam information and sample questions in the attached PDFs above. 

When will I know the results?

Beginners will know the results of the exam straight away. All other results will be ready within two weeks.
Successful candidates will receive a certificate (pop up window on roll-over containing an image of a certificate) of achievement from the Russian Language Centre through the post. 


The exam fees are as follows:

  • Beginners £20.00
  • Intermediate £25.00
  • Advanced £50.00

This includes examiner's fee, admin fee and postage charges.

What do you want to do next?

If you have further questions about any of our courses or activities, please, do not hesitate to contact us or request a call back. We will be happy to assist you.

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