Advice to candidates

Please read carefully!

  • Please check date, time and place of your exam before the day of the exam.
  • Please have your notification printed and bring it with you for the exam.Please check your personal data and let the examination site know it in e-mail at least one day before the exam date if you find any mistakes. You may find the list of our examination sites on our website.
  • Please be on time and arrive at the place of examination at least 20 minutes before the start of your exam.
  • Please bring your picture ID with you (passport, ID, drivers’ licence, residence permit). Student ID cards are not accepted.
  • During the exam you can only keep test papers, your ID, and the accessories necessary to take the exam on your desk.
  • Please keep your mobilephone turned off during the entire exam session.
  • It is not allowed to talk to or interact with your fellow candidates.
  • If you are caught cheating or trying to cheat you will be disqualified from the exam.
  • Please bring at least two blue or black biro pens with you. Only blue or black biros are allowed at the exam.
  • Printed monolingual or bilingual dictionaries can be used during the written communication part of the exam with the exception of thematic dictionaries. Handwritten notes and/or glossaries are not allowed. Please bring your own dictionary. Examination sites cannot provide dictionaries.
  • Please listen to the invigilator (the person who supervises the exam) and follow his/her instructions. Please let him/her know immediately if you do not receive the appropriate test material, if you receive an illegible one or if it is incomplete.
  • Please read the instructions on your test carefully and follow them.
  • In case you are in doubt of what you have to do, please ask the invigilator. However, you may not ask for help in completing the exam tasks and the invigilator may not help you either.
  • You may leave the exam room only when the invigilator allows you to do it. Please be quiet near the exam rooms.
  • In case you notice anything that may influence the outcome of the exam or the conditions under which the exam is conducted, please let the invigilator know about it and ask them to record it in writing.
  • You may look at your results 30 days after the exam on your Personal Page by entering your password and your PID (personal identification number). You can have access to your Personal Page.
  • Please note that the ECL Examination Centre is not in the position to give you information on the phone.
  • For candidates who are successful on the exam, certificates – those accredited in Hungary and the international ones – will be available approximately one month after the results are published at the earliest.
  • Within one year after the date of your exam, you may request the replacement of your certificate issued if data was incorrectly submitted on the application form (or through the online registration). If the certificate recognized by the state contains erroneous data and upon the request of the candidate and depending on the nature of the error, the Accreditation Centrefor Foreign Language Examinations of the Educational Authority issues a new certificate (e.g. in the case of a misspelled name within one year after the certificate was issued, or for gender and name changes) or an official verification (e.g. lack of second Christian name, wrong place or date of birth). More information can be found here: Replacing or correcting erroneous certificates
  • Complete exam specifications are available at:

IMPORTANT: Violating any of the above rules and those in the Exam Specification results in disqualification. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.