Level C1 is called „felsőfok” in Hungary. The written and oral parts of the exam are scheduled on the same day. Use of dictionaries is not allowed during the exam. You can choose if you want to use either a pencil or a pen You might choose to use a pen exclusively, but then you will not be able to make corrections.
At C1 level, no preparation time is provided.
For the complex exam to be considered successful, the candidate must achieve a score of 60 percent (128.5 points) on the written and oral parts combined, and at least 40 percent on the individual skills (reading comprehension, letter writing, listening, speaking). This is how the final scores (max .214 points) and percentages are calculated. Successful test takers receive a state-recognized complex certificate and also an international certificate.
If the candidate applies for a complex exam but manages to pass only one part of it (written or oral), they will receive an international result sheet and a Hungarian partial exam certificate.
Reconstructing a text: From a selection of eight sentences, candidates find the appropriate ones to fill in six gaps in a text.
Selective reading: Candidates read a five-paragraph long text, and then read six sentences. The task is to match each paragraph with the appropriate sentence.
Reading for detail: Candidates read a text, and then read eleven statements. The task is to decide whether the statement is true, false, or no information is given in the text. Finally, candidates select the most suitable title for the text from three options.
- Language elements
- Multiple choice: Candidates read a longer text and answer 22 questions.
III. Writing (2 tasks)
- Compulsory part: A given task, usually an essay. Length is a minimum of 200 words.
- Optional task: Candidates choose one of four topics. They are given an input, and the task is to create either an official, semi-formal or informal letter, a notice, a letter to the editor or other written work, using a minimum of 150 words. Sometimes all the available topics are official in nature. Evaluation is based on whether the candidate has fulfilled the task in accordance with the guiding points, and whether they have been able to create a clear, coherent and grammatically correct text using appropriate vocabulary.