CILS Exams (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)


There is a wide range of CILS exams available that test a broad degree of competence in the use of the language in different social contexts.

These levels available are set following the guidelines in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: level A1, level A2, level ONE-B1, level TWO-B2, level THREE-C1, level FOUR-C2.

If you are applying for Italian citizenship and are looking for information about the CILS B1 Cittadinanza exam please click here.


CILS exams (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) are held twice a year, in May/June and December
Next exam date: 3rd December 2020


If you wish to sit a CILS exam, please follow the steps below to register and secure your place:

  • Proceed with the bank transfer and pay the registration fee of £35 to secure your place.

Bank details:
La Scuola Italiana a Londra
HSBC Notting Hill Gate
Sort code: 40-04-01
Account number: 52652374
IBAN GB21HBUK40040152652374

Payment reference: CILS exam ‘level’ + date, i.e. CILS A2 3/12

  • Once the payment is done, send an email to [email protected] including the following details:

About you:

– Full Name
– Place and Date of Birth
– Nationality
– Full Address
– Email address
– Telephone number

About the exam:

– Which level (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)
– When (3rd December 2020)

Please also attach a proof of ID (in PDF) and proof of payment (PDF receipt from your bank’s website stating your name and payment reference).

Confirm if you have ever taken a CILS Exam – if so, please provide us with your Matricola Number.

Please note that the exam must reach a minimum number of 8 students to be activated.

Once the minimum number of students is reached you will be asked to pay the fee in full:

A1 – A2: £40.00
B1: £85.00
B2: £95.00
B1 Adolescenti: £70.00
C1: £115.00
C2: £140.00

If the minimum number of students is not reached, registration fees will be refunded in full.

Attend a 5-week Exam Preparatory Course

We highly encourage anyone wishing to sit for the exam to attend a 5-week preparatory course, regardless of their level. The course is designed to consolidate knowledge and boost exam confidence, practising and improving exam techniques.

For further information please click here.

Our response to the current COVID-19 situation is to continue to provide our students with great intensive programmes, but in a new online format.