At CELI 3 level candidates should have sufficient linguistic skills not only to be able to travel with ease around Italy, but also to enrol for a course or to work in Italy. The linguistic skills required by a candidate for the CELI 3 exam are based on level B 2
of the Common European Framework for languages. CELI 3 is recognised in South Tyrol as being equivalent to the local bilingual examination B
CELI 3 is divided into five parts
- Reading comprehension
Time available for these two parts: 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Lingusitic competence
Time available for this part: 45 minutes
- Listening comprehension
Time available for this part: 25 minutes
Time available for this part: 15 minutes + 10 minutes preparation. The candidates ability to express themselves and to interact in Italian is evaluated by two examiners.
and sample paper
- March (enrolment deadline end of January)
- June (enrolment deadline end of April)
- November (enrolment deadline end of September)
: at alpha beta piccadilly Bolzano / Bozen and Merano / Meran
Cost of exam:
(Cost of retaking just one part of the exam: € 92)
: we offer preparation courses for this exam
Candidates with special needs
In the event of special needs (candidates who are hearing impaired, dyslexic, etc.), candidates are requested to communicate this information when enrolling, attaching a copy of a medical certificate.
Candidates who, due to serious health or work reasons, are unable to attend the exam session for which they are registered, must send the school (on the day of the exam) a valid document that can justify their absence (e.g. medical certificate, employer's statement, etc.)
In this case, the candidate is not entitled to a refund of the fees paid, but can instead enroll free of charge in the next available exam session, at the same exam centre.
Retaking part of the exam
If a candidate fails only the first part of the exam (reading + writing + listening), or only the second part (speaking), it is possible to retake only the failed part within one year, paying 70% of the fees.
The results will be published approximately 3 months after the exam.
To check the results, connect to this page
(managed by the University of Perugia), enter the matriculation number received on the day of the exam and your date of birth. Once the results have been published, a provisional certificate can be downloaded from the same page (pending the original certificate).
The printing of the certificates depends exclusively on the University of Perugia. Candidates will be notified by email when the certificates are available at alpha beta piccadilly.