General information

Regular examinations of the Institute of Russian Language Pushkin for all levels are held twice a year:

• Winter period: in November and December

• Summer period: in May and June

Examinations for all levels always held on Saturdays, starting at: 10:00 am.

The average expected duration of examination is four (4) hours.

The date of examination for each level is announced thirty (30) days prior to conducting it. The location is announced ten (10) days before the date of examination.

At least ten (10) days prior to the examination, the participants must provide:

• Application form ( here )

• Proof of deposition the fees

• Photocopy of identity card/passport

The days of the examinations, the participants are required to carry a blue pen and their ID.

The participants can be informed about the dates of examinations from the “Institute’s news” page here.

You can find the content of the examinations on the pages of levels that you are interested in. For other information regarding the tests and the payment of fees, please contact the Secretariat of Pushkin Institute on working days and hours.

The Pushkin Institute follows the instructions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which determines the levels of knowledge from A1 to C2, depending on one`s language skills as follows:

A1 (Breakthrough),

A2 (Waystage),

B1 (Threshold),

B2 (Vantage),

C1 (Effective Operational Proficiency),

C2 (Mastery).