Information on the Examination

The examination is composed of a written and oral part. The written part verifies your skills in reading, listening and writing. The oral part verifies your ability to answer questions and react to situations.

Examination                                 Time Period (Pure Time)


Reading                                         25 minutes
Listening                                       35-40 minutes
Writing                                          15 minutes

ORAL EXAMINATION                     10 minutes

The examination in total takes about 1.5 hours. Be aware that it is only the time the examination lasts. The entire examination including registration and breaks can take much longer. Get information on that at the relevant school. You must remain in the examination room for the entire period of the written examination and may not go anywhere. The examination in speaking follows the written part.

You write all of the answers on the ANSWER SHEET.

For each part of the examination, you can acquire a maximum of 20 points. In each part, you must acquire a minimum of 12 points, i.e. 60 %. If you do not achieve 60 % in one of the written parts (reading, listening, writing), you cannot participate in the oral part. You must repeat the entire examination. If you fail the oral part, you must also repeat the entire examination.

What You Do on the Examination
During the examination of reading, you receive a text with tasks. You write the answers on the answer sheets.
During the examination of listening, you receive a text with tasks. You will listen to a CD and write your answers on the answer sheets.
During the examination of writing, you will receive tasks. You write your own text on the answer sheets.
During the examination of speaking, you will answer the questions and speak according on the pictures.  

The first examination (with a voucher) is free for you (you do not pay).
For further examinations, you pay - 1,500 CZK for each. You may repeat the examination in the same or another school.

Sample Examination
At this website, there is a brochure with a model version of the examination available, which includes all of the parts of the examination and an interactive model examination, in which you can test your knowledge. There is also a new handbook entitled Prepare with Us for the Examination of the Czech Language for Permanent Residence in the CR available for preparation for the examination. There is more information in the section Handbook.