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CCSE exam for application for Spanish nationality

CCSE = Conocimientos Constitucionales y Socioculturales de España

When can you take the CCSE exam

Barcelona and Palma Mallorca

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

Details of the exams

  • 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), 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


Enrolment and payment

All enrolment and payment is online with the Instituto Cervantes at cervantes.es


  • The Instituto Cervantes publishes 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


Most doubts about the exam can be solved online at http://ccse.cervantes.es.

For any queries that cannot be answered on that page, send an email to pruebas.nacionalidad@cervantes.es.

A2 on the DELE Spanish exam


DELE in Barcelona

DELE courses in Barcelona

DELE preparation courses in Barcelona

As well as passing the CCSE examination, in order to obtain Spanish nationality you will also need to have Level A2 or above on the DELE (Spanish language) exam.


DELE in Palma

DELE courses in Palma

DELE preparation courses in Mallorca

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CCSE study material available

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