CCSE - Nacionalidad Española

CCSE - Spanish nationality test

The CCSE exam (Conocimientos Constitucionales y Socioculturales de España) is an exam created by the Instituto Cervantes in order to evaluate your knowlege of the Spanish Constitution and Spanish social and cultural reality of today.

Foreigners who aspire to obtain Spanish citizenship for residence (foreign residents in Spain and people with a Sephardic Jewish origin) are required to complete a mandatory test of constitutional and sociocultural knowledge of Spain (CCSE). This test certifies the constitutional and cultural knowledge of Spain, and must be taken by all those who apply for citizenship in accordance with the new law which came into effect on October 15, 2015, except for minors or individuals with a legally certified lack of mental capacity.

The CCSE test is available in our centre in Cartagena starting January 2016. You can take the CCSE test with us on any of the available dates.

The CCSE test consists of 25 multiple choice questions (the candidate has to choose one of three options), or true / false questions (the candidate has to decide whether a statement is true or false). 60% of the questions are related to the Constitution (government, legislation and citizen participation in Spain) and the rest deal with Spanish culture, history and society.

The test lasts a maximum of 45 minutes, and in order to obtain a pass, the candidate must correctly answer at least 15 questions. The candidate will receive the results approximately 20 days after the examination. The candidate has the right to take the test on a maximum of two occasions. After passing the test, the certificate is valid for four years.

The cost is 85 euros; the price is identical worldwide.

There will be 10 exam dates a year, and the test will be held on the last Thursday of each month, except in August and December.

Those who are interested can download the manual created by the Cervantes Institute with 300 questions, of which 25 will be selected for each test. The Manual is available for free here.  On the website, test guidelines and a practice exam are also available. Furthermore, candidates can choose the exam date, register, pay, make claims, receive notifications about the exam, access their file and download their certification.

The cost is 85 euros; the price is identical worldwide.

There will be 10 calls a year, and the test will be held on the last Thursday of each month, except in August and December.

Those who are interested can download the manual created by the Cervantes Institute with 300 questions, of which in each call 25 will be selected for the test. The Manual is available for free here.  On the website, test guidelines and a “zero model” are also available. Furthermore, candidates can choose the exam date, register, pay, make claims, receive notifications about the exam, access their file and download the certification.

EXEMPTIONS AND DISPENSES

  • Minors and individuals with a legally certified lack of mental capacity are exempt from the Spanish constitution and sociocultural knowledge test required for the Spanish citizenship procedure.
  • Individuals who are illiterate, have learning difficulties or those who have attended the Spanish education system and have successfully completed the obligatory phase of secondary education, may also be exempt.

In such cases, aspirants should request the corresponding legal certification from the Ministry of Justice. Therefore, neither Funcarele nor the Instituto Cervantes are responsible for tending to exemption requests.

CANDIDATES REQUESTING SPANISH NATIONALITY BY RESIDENCE

  • Registration receipt that the candidate has received by email.
  • Original valid passport. For citizens of members of the European Union the original valid passport can be replaced by the National Document of your origin country.

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