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Introduction

Our Language Examination Centre provides opportunities totake basic (B1), intermediate (B2), and advanced (C1) level exams. Those whosign up for a general English or a general German language examination have thefurther option to take a monolingual or a bilingual exam. Special purposelanguage exams can be taken from economics in English, French, German, Italian,Russian, Portuguese and Spanish, while the language selection concerning ourInternational Relations exam include English, French, German, Italian, Russianand Spanish.

General languageexamination periods are organised by the Examination Centre five times ayear. For further details see the exam calendar.
Examinees may take economic language examinations inone of the three exam periods organised each year by the Examination Centre.However, Arabic and Portuguese language exams and basic level exams (B1) of thefull 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 writtenexaminations. If a complex exam is chosen and the examinee fails one part of itand passes the other, a certificate for the passed examination part (oral orwritten) will be issued.

Having passed an exam at the Corvinus Language ExaminationCentre, examinees will get a language examination certificate acknowledged bythe Hungarian state. Along with the Hungarian specification, the levelspecified in the Common European Framework of Reference (B1 for basic, B2 forIntermediate and C1 for advanced) is also printed on the certificate. 

Regardless of exam type and level, the exam (part) isconsidered a pass if the examinee reaches an average result of at least 60%.Concerning skills (reading comprehension, writing skills, speaking skills, listeningcomprehension, and on bilingual examinations, mediation) specified by Govt.Decree 137/2008. (V. 16) and tested by the respective exam part, a minimumscore of 40% must be reached.

Below that, the exam is considered a fail. Forthe language proficiency skill there is no specified minimum.
Theassessment of examinees’ langueage skills is based on a compensation assessment scheme, but only if the parts of a complex examination are taken in the sameexam period. Passing one part of the examination can’t compensate for theresults of the other part taken later.

If an examinee managesto score 40% at each skill  (except for language proficiency, for whichthere is no minimum set), the exam part with better results can compensatefor the exam part with worse results, unless the average result of the twoexam parts stays below 60%. Otherwise the examinee passes, and a complexexamination certificate will be issued. Example: Written test 55 % +oral test 65 % = 60 %, complex exam pass mark.

If the average of thetwo exam part results doesn’t reach the 60% minimum but the examineesucceeds 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 orwritten language examination will be issued.

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