Our Language Examination Centre provides opportunities to take basic (B1), intermediate (B2), and advanced (C1) level exams. Those who sign up for a general English or a general German language examination have the further option to take a monolingual or a bilingual exam. Special purpose language exams can be taken from economics in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Spanish, while the language selection concerning our International Relations exam include English, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.
General language examination periods are organised by the Examination Centre five times a year.For further details consult the exam calendar. Examinees may take economic language examinations in one of the three exam periods organised each year by the Examination Centre. However, Arabic and Portuguese language exams and basic level exams (B1) of the full language range can only be taken in May. For further details consult the exam calendar. International Relations language exams are organised by the Examination Centre three times a year. For further information see the exam calendar. Examinees may sign up for complex, oral and written examinations. If a complex exam is chosen and the examinee fails one part of it and passes the other, a certificate for the passed examination part (oral or written) will be issued.
Having passed an exam at the Corvinus Language Examination Centre, examinees will get a language examination certificate acknowledged by the Hungarian state. Along with the Hungarian specification, the level specified in the Common European Framework of Reference (B1 for basic, B2 for Intermediate and C1 for advanced) is also printed on the certificate.
Regardless of exam type and level, the exam (part) is considered a pass if the examinee reaches an average result of at least 60%. Concerning skills (reading comprehension, writing skills, speaking skills, listening comprehension, and on bilingual examinations, mediation) specified by Govt. Decree 137/2008. (V. 16) and tested by the respective exam part, a minimum score of 40% must be reached.
Below that, the exam is considered a fail. For the language proficiency skill there is no specified minimum. The assessment of examinees’ langueage skills is based on a compensation assessment scheme, but only if the parts of a complex examination are taken in the same exam period. Passing one part of the examination can’t compensate for the results of the other part taken later.
If an examinee manages to score 40% at each skill (except for language proficiency, for which there is no minimum set), the exam part with better results can compensate for the exam part with worse results, unless the average result of the two exam parts stays below 60%. Otherwise the examinee passes, and a complex examination certificate will be issued. Example: Written test 55 % + oral test 65 % = 60 %, complex exam pass mark.
If the average of the two exam part results doesn’t reach the 60% minimum but the examinee succeeds in reaching 60% at one of the two exam parts – oral or written – with the 40% minimum met for each skill, a certificate of a passed oral or written language examination will be issued.