International Sanskrit Examination Resource

Welcome to the International Sanskrit Examination Resource (ISER)

This site provides Sanskrit resources and practical support for all students worldwide who wish to study Sanskrit in a systematic and enjoyable way.   The courses start with the understanding of simple Sanskrit sentences, and lead step by step to the reading and understanding of original texts. Our traditional approach also shows the systematic, scientific nature of the Sanskrit language.

The course materials are ideal preparation for the examinations provided by the University of Cambridge International Examinations.  These international examinations are primarily for students of 16 years of age, but are available to students of all ages.  The qualifications are recognised by universities world-wide.

Resources for:

Sanskrit IGCSE® (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)


1. Find a Cambridge examinations Centre: Click here

2. Supply the information about the Sanskrit IGCSE syllabus 0499

3. Find out and pay the fee for private candidates

4. Supply all the details asked for by the exams officer

5. Make sure that you are able to provide evidence of previous attainment and that it can be verified by your teacher. A Mock Exam is the usual method of assessment

6. Attend for the official examination on May 10th and May 21st

Please note that the Cambridge Sanskrit IGCSE examination is definitely continuing for the foreseeable future. In fact in recent years it has been gaining in popularity. Due to disruption to school timetables during 2020/2021 we are asking for extra interest and support  to be shown by adults especially this year to support the numbers of school-age entrants. To find out more please contact  

Latest News and Site Updates

21.1.21:         6 Term Course 'Sanskrit: Language and Literature for IGCSE' starting April 2021   

21.1.21:         The details about the 'Sanskrit: Language & Culture' Course are now on this page: click here

11.1.21:        Cambridge exams to go ahead in 2021. Application form  for London candidates  

17.11.20:       IGCSE exam dates 2021: 



Last site update 20/1/21

This website is supported by 'Sanskrit @ St James' which is part of Independent Educational Association Limited. Registered in England no. 1222329  Charity no. 270156.  Any data supplied through this site will be held by St James Independent Schools (IEAL), and those acting on their behalf, for administration purposes only. For more details visit &