Suggested preparation time: 450-500 hours
Duration of exam: 4 hours and 30 minutes
Exam is offered twice a year
Ability level according to the Portfolio Europeo delle Lingue assessment scale (CEFR): C1
Ability level according to the Schneider/North assessment scale: N9

– Written Comprehension (60 minutes)
Journalistic text (800-1000 words) followed by 8 multiple-choice questions
Literary text (800-1000 words) followed by 8 multiple-choice questions

– Written production (80 minutes)
Text composition chosen among 3 options (200-250 words)
A response to a formal letter (100-150 words)

– Morphosyntactic and Lexical Skills (60 minutes)
Exercices to transform (8 items)
Text with verbs to conjugate (27 items)
Multiple-choice fill-in-the-blanks (15 items)
Fill-in-the-blanks (15 items)

– Listening Comprehension (40 minutes)
A radio interview with 6 multiple choice questions
A radio text with 5 multiple choice questions
Radio news with 4 true/false questions

– Oral exam in pairs (30 minutes)
Image with a short common text to discuss

By passing this examination, the candidate has proven that his knowledge of the Italian language enables him to express himself correctly, both orally and in writing, with the complexity expected of everyday language skills. Additionally, he can understand and compose written texts.