CCSE is an examination test prepared by the Instituto Cervantes that assesses, through different tasks, knowledge of the Constitution and of the Spanish social and cultural reality. 

It is one of the requirements, established in the law, for the granting of Spanish nationality for Sephardim originating in Spain, and for the acquisition of nationality for residents of Spain, as appropriate.


Exam Date Timing Deadline to register
Thursday, January 27th  6 pm January 6th, 2022
Thursday, February 24th  6 pm  February 3rd, 2022 
Thursday, May 26th   6 pm May 5th, 2022
 Thursday, June 30th  6 pm  June 9th, 2022
 Thursday, September 29th 6 pm September 8th, 2022
Thursday, October 27th 6 pm October 6th, 2022
 Thursday, November 24th 6 pm  November 3rd, 2022

How is the test?

Format: The test consists of five tasks with 25 multiple-choice questions (3 closed answer options), or true/false, on constitutional and sociocultural knowledge of Spain.

Duration: 45 minutes.


Scoring Correct answers receive 1 point and incorrect answers 0 points. Incorrect answers or blank answers are not penalized.

To pass the test it is necessary to correctly answer 15 of the 25 questions (60% of the questions).

The results will be communicated about 20 days after the completion of the test.

How much is it?

The registration fee for the 2022 CCSE test is 85 €. This price includes exam fees, issuance of qualification certification, and access to all preparation materials, including the CCSE test preparation manual.

Enrolling in the CCSE test gives the right to appear up to a maximum of two occasions, only in the event that a candidate does not pass the test on the first attempt, or has not appeared on the first call.

How to register?

Registration, and the corresponding payment, must be made online, after registering, within the private space of the Cervantes website.