CCSE exam for application for Spanish nationality

CCSE = Conocimientos Constitucionales y Socioculturales de España


Enrolment and payment online with the Instituto Cervantes

  • The exam is on the last Thursday of each month at 18:00
  • Enrolment is up to 2-3 weeks before the examination (see table below), provided there are places remaining
  • There is no sitting in August or December
  • The CCSE examination include 25 multiple-choice questions and lasts a maximum of 45 minutes
  • Price €85
  • Payment can be made by credit card or PayPal

Sitting Enrolment deadline Exam date
January 2017 January 5 January 26
February 2017 February 2 February 23
March 2017 March 9 March 30
April 2017 April 6 April 27
May 2017 May 4 May 25
June 2017 June 8 June 29
July 2017 July 6 July 27
September 2017 September 7 September 28
October 2017 October 5 October 26
November 2017 November 9 November 30


Most doubts can be solved online at

For any queries that cannot be answered on that page, send an email to

Publication of results

  • The Instituto Cervantes is to publish the results of the CCSE examination approximately three weeks after each sitting
  • Candidates will receive notification of the publishing of results from the Instituto Cervantes
  • Candidates will be able to access official digital certification of their mark on their own private space on the CCSE website with a personal verification code
  • Once marks have been posted, a period of one month opens for requests for review of marks

Material avialable

The Instituto Cervantes makes available the following study materials:

Especificaciones de la prueba CCSE (.pdf)

Modelo de prueba CCSE (Modelo 0) (.pdf)

Guía de la prueba CCSE: Manual de preparación de la prueba CCSE (.pdf)

Glosario multilingüe