Registration, fees and examination process

You have decided to take an English language exam. To select a suitable exam, it is important to know what level of language skills you have according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
If you are not sure about your English language level, take a free online Cambridge test or visit us at our language school and we will help you. 
 
CEFR Exams for children and teenagers General English
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Professional English
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C2     C2 Proficiency  
C1     C1 Advanced C1 Business Higher
B2   B2 First for Schools B2 First B2 Business Vantage
B1   B1 Preliminary for Schools B1 Preliminary B1 Business Preliminary
A2 A2 Flyers A2 Key for Schools A2 Key  
A1 A1 Movers      
pre-A0 Pre A1 Starters      


 
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Exam registration

You can register for the exam on-line or personally directly at our office.
 
You can register up to the date of the registration closing. The date of registration closing is given for each exam.
It is possible to register after the registration closing, but it is considered a late registration and it is limited. For late registration candidates are charged 25eur. To get more information about late registration, you need to contact our office.
 

Exam fee

After the registration we will send you further details about the exam and an invoice within three working days. The fee can be paid cash in our IH Bratislava office or via bank transfer. Your registration is complete only after the fee has been paid.
The fee must be credited to the IH bank account on the day of the registration closing at the latest.

The application is binding and it is not possible to reschedule the exam or change the exam level. It is not possible to get a refund if a candidate decides not to take the exam or if the candidate fails.
 
General binding conditions (PDF 109 kb)
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IH Bratislava and Cambridge Assessment English accommodate candidates with short-term or long-term health disabilities (e.g. learning disabilities).

Those candidates can ask for special adjustment of the exam process, exam materials or both.
The candidate has to apply individually for such adjustment and provide a confirmation from his physician. 

The application has to be delivered to IH Bratislava 4 weeks before the registration closing at the latest.

More information about special requirements.
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We will send you an email not later than 3 weeks before the written exam. Attached to the email you will find:
 
  • Confirmation/ Statement of Entry
  • Time schedule of the exam
  • Venue
  • other important information regarding the exam
 
After you receive the email it is important to check if your name and surname are written correctly and confirm this via email to exams@ihbratislava.sk.

If you don’t receive such email in the time period mentioned above, contact us as soon as possible.

In case of late registration, you will get this email as soon as possible. The exam usually takes two days: the written part on the first day and the oral part on another day. The order of the pairs during the oral exam is assigned by the examination centre IH Bratislava.
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On the day of the exam it is necessary to arrive at least 20 - 30 minutes before the start. If you are late, you might not be allowed to take the exam.
 

Obligatory candidate photo shooting

Photo shooting of candidates takes place on the day of the exam (the day of the oral exam) and it is required in order to take the exam.
Photo shooting is obligatory for candidates for the following exams: B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency, Business Certificates.

Photo shooting is not required for the following exams: Young Learners, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools a B2 First for Schools. For candidates of A2 Key exam, photo shooting is optional. 
 
Your photograph will be saved at the Result Verification Service web page and is not going to be a part of the certificate. Only the candidate will have access to the photograph, personal data and exam results. Other institutions can get access to your personal data only with your consent, if you provide them your password
 
Photo shooting consent for underage candidates will be filled in and signed by their legal representatives. They will then send it to exams@ihbratislava.sk or deliver it in person to IH Bratislava.
 
 

What to expect on the day of the exam

You will be asked to present a valid ID card or a passport. Candidates without a valid ID card/passport will not be allowed to take the exam.
Candidates under 15 years of age can present other proof of identity instead of a passport.
 
Remember to bring:
  • a pencil (soft, HB), an eraser, a pen
  • a plastic bottle of water (with no labels on the bottle)
Follow the regulations for candidates:   Summary regulations for candidates
 
Warning:
  • all mobile phones and electronic devices must be turned off during the whole exam
  • it is not allowed to use any electronic devices or mobile phones during the break either
  • a candidate can be disqualified for using any electronic device
 
All personal belongings are to be placed in front of the candidate. Therefore, we don’t recommend bringing expensive personal possessions.
 
More useful tips for the exam day.
 
If you would like to comment on any aspect of the exam process, please contact the responsible person in IH Bratislava immediately after the exam. Any complaints submitted later will not be accepted.
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Results are available online on the Results Service web page 4-6 weeks after the exam.

If you wish to receive information about the availability of results via email, please register with the Results Service in advance. For registration, use the data from the Confirmation of Entry document containing the time schedule. There is your ID and a “Secret Number”. Open the Results Service, enter your email address, create a new password and follow the instructions given. If you need technical support, please read the instructions.
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Certificates are sent from Cambridge Assessment English within 3 weeks after publishing the results online. We will inform you via email as soon as we receive the certificates at IH Bratislava.

Successful candidates can pick up their certificates at our registration office at IH BA in person or we can send it to you as a registered letter. To get the certificate via post, it is required to fill in and sign a form. This service is charged at 5 Eur within Slovakia.

We wish you to pass the exams successfully.