PORTUGUESE PROFICIENCY TEST

 As per the norms of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the following Portuguese examinations assess the command of aspirants in portuguese language

  •  CAPLE (Centro de Avaliação de Português Língua Estrangeira) or Centre for Evaluation of Portuguese as a Foreign Language)

  • CIPLE (Certificado Inicial de Português Língua Estrangeira)– officiated by CAPLE

  • Brazilian Portuguese Proficiency Test

WHAT IS CAPLE ?

CAPLE (Centro de Avaliação de Português Língua Estrangeira) is the official eligibility authenticated by Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in relation with  Instituto Camões, to ratify the  knowledge of candidates in Portuguese.

 

To take this exam, students must not be native of Portugal or any other country where same language is spoken. 

EXAM LEVELS     

The exam has
got 5 levels.

Level  A1 : ACESSO– This exam tests the simple communication competence.

Level A2: CIPLE – Initial
Certificate of Portuguese foreign language (Certificado inicial de portugues
lingua estrangeira) 

                  

Level B1: DEPLE – Elementary
Diploma of Portuguese Language (Diploma elementar de portugues lingua
estrangeira)

 

Level B2: DIPLE – Intermediate
Diploma of Portuguese Language (Diploma intermedio de portugues lingua
estrangeira) 

 

Level C1DAPLE – Advanced
Diploma of Portuguese Language (Diploma avancado de portugues lingua
estrangeira) 

 

Level C2: DUPLE – University
Diploma of Portuguese Language

(Diploma universitario de portugues lingua estrangeira)

 

 

CAPLE EXAM PATTERN

This exam comprises of 4 sections.

·         Reading Comprehension- Candidates should be able to understand the the topics based on everyday conversation

This section counts 20% of the total

Duration20 minutes

·        Production and Interaction Written-In this section of exam, students are familier with filling forms, enter information about themselves .

This part holds 15% of the test.

Duration20 minutes            

·    Listening Comprehension – in this part candidates should be able to understand the coversations related to public and private concerns

This part of the test accounts 35% of the total

Duration25 minutes

·       Oral Production and Interaction – in this section, candiates must know to interact, in this, students are required to participate in conversation on matters concerned with private and public events with the examiner.

Duration : 10-15 minutes individually 

EXAMINATION DATES OF CAPLE

The CAPLE examinations are held  in  the month of May, July, and November at the various testing centres. The CAPLE exams are held in August, February, September, October and March in Lisbon only.

NOTEDUE TO OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 DATES OF EXAMINATION ARE NOT DECLARED

EXAM FEE STRUCTURE AND REGISTRATION

Embassy of Portugal     

No.4, Panchsheel Marg, Block B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

New Delhi      

https://www.novadeli.embaixadaportugal.mne.pt/

Key Link - http://caple.letras.ulisboa.pt/centers/index

EXAM FEE STRUCTURE AND REGISTRATION

A1

A2

B1

B2

C1

C2

40€

70€

90€

110€

125€

140€

http://caple.letras.ulisboa.pt/inscricao