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.
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
Level B1: DEPLE – Elementary
Diploma of Portuguese Language (Diploma elementar de portugues lingua
Level B2: DIPLE – Intermediate
Diploma of Portuguese Language (Diploma intermedio de portugues lingua
Level C1: DAPLE – Advanced
Diploma of Portuguese Language (Diploma avancado de portugues lingua
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
Duration – 20 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.
Duration – 20 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
Duration – 25 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.
NOTE–DUE TO OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 DATES OF EXAMINATION ARE NOT DECLARED