What is the CCSE test?

The CCSE test consists of 25 questions on two types of content, to accredited knowledge of the Spanish Constitution and the social and cultural reality of Spain:
Government, legislation and citizen participation in Spain (15 questions) and Spanish culture, history and society (10  questions).
It consists of five tasks that contain a total of 25 closed-response questions: there are questions with three response options of which only one is true, and others with a single answer option of true or false).
The test lasts a maximum of 45 minutes.

The CCSE test is aimed at all those people who want to obtain Spanish nationality. People of any nationality over 18 years old can register to take the CCSE tests.

Registrations, and payment, must be made online, after having registered, within the private space of the Instituto Cervantes user.The test takes place on the last Thursday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. (local time of the exam country)

Candidates enrolled in the CCSE must present themselves at the examination center on the day they have registered and at the time that the examination center has called them (minimum at 5:30 p.m. or at 7:30p.m., depending on enrollment), according to the local time zone of the testing center.

Documentation that candidates must provide in the case of applicants of Spanish nationality by residence:

  • Registration receipt received by email.
  • Original in force of the Foreigner Identification Card (TIE) in which the NIE number appears.
  • Original passport in force.

In the case of applicants from member states of the European Union:

  • Registration receipt that the candidate has received by email.
  • Original in force of the passport or of the official identity document of the country of origin.
  • Certificate of Registration of Union Citizen. This certificate has two formats: letter or card.

In the case of applicants of Spanish nationality by Sephardic origin:

  • Registration receipt that the candidate has received by email.
  • Original passport in force.
  • Original in force of the official identity document of the country of residence.

In the case of refugee citizens:
Registration receipt that the candidate has received by email.

The passport is withdrawn from these candidates and they are endowed with a Foreigner Identification Card (TIE) or residence permit where it appears (the NIE number) which is the original official identity document in force with a photo that justifies the candidate resides in Spain legally.

On the back of the same, their refugee status is indicated and, if they need to leave Spain, they are issued a travel document (similar to the passport).

Registration dates and exams CCSE 2018

Where can I choose my exam center? From this page you can choose the exam center. Click here.

The price of registration for the CCSE test in 2017 is 85 euros. This price includes the examination fees, the issuance of the qualification certification.

How many times can I examine myself each time I sign up?

Enrollment in the CCSE test gives the right to be presented up to a maximum of two times, only in case a candidate does not pass the test on the first attempt, or has not been presented in the first call.

It must be submitted to the second call in the same examination center where the first one was held and within a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the examination

What manual should I use to prepare for the CCSE test?

You can download this Manual from Instituto Cervantes.

Who are exempt from taking the CCSE test?

  • the minors;
  • people with the capacity modified judicially.

They may be excused from taking the CCSE test, provided they are accredited and approved by the Ministry of Justice:

  • the illiterate people;
  • people who have learning difficulties; they have been schooled in Spain and have passed compulsory secondary education.

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