Passing this test demonstrates an understanding of the Spanish Constitution and the social-cultural situation and is a legal necessity to obtain Spanish nationality.
Candidates of any nationality who have full legal status and are at least 18 years old can take the CCSE test.
For more information: https://ccse.cervantes.es/que
The Constitutional and Socio-cultural Knowledge of Spain test (CCSE) is taken on the last Thursday of each month, at two possible times – at 18.00 and at 20.00. Candidates must present themselves at the location indicated by TANDEM Madrid at least one hour before the starting time of the exam.
There are no CCSE test dates in the months of August and December.
|CCSE 2017||Inscription period||Exam dates|
|January||From 1st September 2016 to 5th January 2017||26/01/17|
|February||From 1st September 2016 to 2nd February 2017||23/02/17|
|March||From 1st September 2016 to 9th March 2017||30/03/17|
|April||From 1st September 2016 to 6th April 2017||27/04/17|
|May||From 1st September 2016 to 4th May 2017||25/05/17|
|June||From 1st September 2016 to 8th June 2017||29/06/17|
|July||From 1st September 2016 to 6th July 2017||27/07/17|
|September||From 1st September 2016 to 7th September 2017||28/09/17|
|October||From 1st September 2016 to 5th October 2017||26/10/17|
|November||From 1st September 2016 to 9th November 2017||30/11/17|
You can find more information about the inscription process at http://ccse.cervantes.es/inscribirse.htm
|CCSE 2018||Inscription period||Exam dates|
|January||From 11th September 2017 to 4th January 2018||25/01/18|
|February||From 11th September 2017 to 1st February 2018||22/02/18|
|March||From 11th September 2017 to 1st March 2018||22/03/18|
|April||From 11th September 2017 to 5th April 2018||26/04/18|
|May||From 11th September 2017 to 10th May 2018||31/05/18|
|June||From 11th September 2017 to 7th June 2018||28/06/18|
|July||From 11th September 2017 to 5th July 2018||26/07/18|
|September||From 11th September 2017 to 6th September 2018||27/09/18|
|October||From 11th September 2017 to 4th October 2018||25/10/18|
|November||From 11th September 2017 to 8th November 2018||29/11/18|
TANDEM Madrid has many places available for each exam, in both the 18.00 and 20.00 sittings. You are sure to find a place with us.
The inscription price for the CCSE exam is 85 euros. The price is the same wherever the exam is taken and is revised on a yearly basis. Payment is made directly to the Cervantes Institute with your online application.
Inscription to the CCSE exam allows you take the exam for a second time if you do not pass the test on the first occasion or if you were unable to attend the first exam date. In such a case, the candidate must present themselves at the same examination centre for their second exam date within 18 months of the original inscription.
You can take the exam at our premises right in the centre of Madrid which are easily accessible by metro, bus, train and there are also many car parks in the area.
At TANDEM Madrid!
|Course start dates||We recommend that you start your course at least 4 weeks before the date of the exam which you are going to take.|
|Classes||4 classes over 4 weeks|
|Timetable||1 day per week (3 hours of classes per day with a break of 15 minutes)
Two options: Friday afternoons (18.00 – 21.15)
Saturday mornings (10.00 -13.15)
|Duration||From 4 weeks|
|Inscription fees||30 euros, this includes: support service for inscriptions to the CCSE test; course material; a welcome folder; internet and WIFI access.|
|12 lessons per month – 4 classes of 3 hours|