DELE A2 | DELE and CCSE for Spanish citizenship

If you want to obtain the Spanish citizenship, you’ve probably heard about two tests required: the DELE A2 Spanish diploma and the CCSE test. If you want to learn more about what they are and how to obtain them, keep reading.

DELE A2 exam

The DELE A2 exam is an official exam created by the Instituto Cervantes. You are required to pass the A2 level, which certifies you are able to:

  • understand and use everyday expressions of frequent use
  • carry out simple and direct communicative exchanges about familiar topics 
  • describe in simple terms aspects of your past and your environment. 

The DELE A2 includes 4 tasks that evaluate your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  If you’d like to know more about them, check out our previous entry on how hard is the DELE exam .

DELE exam for Spanish citizenship


The test about constitutional and sociocultural knowledge of Spain (CCSE test) evaluates your knowledge of the Constitution and of the Spanish social and cultural reality. This is a multiple choice test written in Spanish. 

The Instituto Cervantes offers a sample exam and a content guide (all in Spanish).

Any foreigner applying for the Spanish citizenship (including people with a Sephardic Jewish origin) must past these two tests. 

What about you, are you preparing for the DELE and CCSE to obtain the Spanish citizenship?

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