Provincial Secretariat for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities – National Communities organises examination in a foreign language and languages of national communities for administrative civil servants.
The examination tests the level of knowledge of a foreign language or languages of national communities according to the level that a candidate applies to. General knowledge has three levels: basic, intermediate and high level, while the knowledge of the professional terminology in law and administration is tested separately.
Any interested person has the right to take the examination.
Request to take an examination in a foreign language - languages of national minorities. Download
Request for the issuance of certificate of the proficiency in a foreign language - languages of national minorities. Download
The request is submitted to the Provincial Secretariat for Education, Regulations, Administration and National Minorities – National Communities, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 16, 21 000 Novi Sad.
The request is submitted by the candidate. It may also be submitted by the administrative authority, other body or legal entity, where the candidate is employed, when its systematization act stipulates that a particular level of knowledge of a foreign language or a language of national community is required for the job.
A candidate is informed of the date, place, time and the amount of compensation for the exam no later than ten days before the exam, in person or through an employer.
A candidate or an employer will pay for the cost of the examination no later than three days prior to the date of the examination. The candidate submits the proof of payment to the Secretary of the Committee.
The Provincial Secretary formed the examining committees which test the knowledge of candidates in a written and oral part. The written part lasts 90 minutes and candidates are allowed to use a dictionary.
A candidate who fails the examination is entitled to take resit examination within 30 days, wherein a passed written part of the examination is acknowledged. If a candidate fails the resit examination, the request for supplementary examination cannot be submitted before the expiration of three months.
In certain cases, a certificate may be issued without passing the examination, including:
- For the basic level of general knowledge – if the evidence of having completed at least two grades of primary or secondary school in particular language is submitted;
- For the intermediate level of general knowledge – if the evidence of attending and graduating secondary school education in a particular language is submitted;
- For the high level of general knowledge – if the evidence of attending and graduating a faculty at a university in a particular language is submitted, i.e. the evidence that the candidate passed the faculty test of professional terminology in a particular language;
- For expert-terminological knowledge – evidence is the decision on appointment of a court interpreter in a particular language.
For further information please contact
Cetinka Svitlica – Secretary of the Language Examination Committees
Office: I/58a; telephone number: 021/487 4420;
Provincial Assembly Decision on the Exam in a Foreign Language and a Language of National Minority for Administrative Civil Servants
Rulebook on the Method of Testing the Level of Knowledge of a Foreign Language or a Language of National Minority (“Official Journal of APV”, No. 6/2004).
All nominal words, used in this text in the masculine gender, which have a feminine gender, imply the same nominal words in the feminine gender.