How can I participate in the LAAS-PALSO exams?

The application deadline for candidates is set around two months before the exams and is announced through a circular. Dates are timely displayed on the Federation’s website.

For independent candidates, the exam participation applications are submitted to the country’s local Palso Associations, depending on the candidate’s place of residence. Candidates who study in a LS register for the exams through their LS.

The required supporting documents:

1.Individual Application Form which the candidate can download from the Federation’s website or get from the Palso Association (for independent candidates)

  1. A deposit slip for the exam fees.

Piraeus Bank Account Nb. 5051-045781-111 for Greece. Attention: when depositing the exam fees, make sure to give the candidate’s name as the depositor. There is no filing fee. With regard to the fees, the application deadlines and the test schedules, check the relevant circular.

Useful documents: ELOT Table to convert Greek alphabet to Latin characters (to translate Greek names)

After submitting his/her application, the candidate must get (10 days before the exams) from the local Palso association or LS, his/her Exam Participation Form, which includes all his/her details and Candidate Code, and the Candidate Instructions. Submitting an application to participate in exams for more than one level, during the same examination period, is the sole responsibility of the candidate as there is a possibility that the exams will take place at the same time.

PALSO Associations telephone numbers

Find the telephone number of your nearest association here

How can independent NOCN candidates apply

How can I participate in the NOCN exams?

Learn about the terms below:

TERMS  AND CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE EXAMS

Fill in your application form:

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION FORM

Preparation material for independent NOCN candidates

Find the following links that you need for your preparation:

PAST PAPERS 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
AUTHENTIC SPEAKING RECORDING / MARK SHEET
AUTHENTIC WRITING TASKS / FEEDBACK
SAMPLE TEST OLD FORMAT

NOCN Exam Circulars

MAY (or JUNE) – DECEMBER TEST CIRCULAR with exam dates

NOCN Exam Circulars

INFORMATION FOR NOCN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES

Useful Documents for NOCN Independent Candidates

Learn about all the benefits of a NOCN certificate in detail

NOCN CERTIFICATE ANALYTICAL PRESENTATION

NOCN CERTIFICATE SHORT PRESENTATION

Discover helpful bibliography:

BIBLIOGRAPHY

QUALIFICATION SPECIFICATION

How can  independent NOCN candidates apply

COMPLIANCE FORM FOR PERSONAL DATA ASSUMPTION a) MINORS AND B) ADULT NOCN CANDIDATES

NEW! REQUEST FORM FOR SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS (NOCN)

NOCN accredited exams

Find all the information about the ASEP recognition here:

ASEP RECOGNITION

ASEP LANGUAGE LEARNING ANNEX

Find all the information about the Ofqual recognition here:

OFQUAL RECOGNITION

NOCN oral exams

Find out all the useful information about the NOCN oral exam procedure.

APPLICATION FORM FOR NOCN ORAL EXAMINERS

SPECIFICATIONS OF ORAL EXAMINERS

INSTRUCTIONS TO THE NOCN CANDIDATE FOR THE ORAL PART
Useful information for independent NOCN candidates

Read the information below before you apply for the NOCN exam.

INSTRUCTIONS TO NOCN CANDIDATES (GENERAL)

PALSO Associations telephone numbers

Find the telephone number of your nearest association here

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