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 with the understanding of simple Sanskrit sentences, and lead step by step to the reading and understanding of original texts

The courses 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:

IGCSE® (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)  - click here

PLEASE NOTE: IGCSE examinations for May 2020 have been cancelled. For more news please go to the Cambridge website:

OVERVIEW: To jump straight to an overview of the IGCSE exam - click here

COMMUNICATIONS: If you would like to be kept in touch with important website updates or have questions, please inform ISER  For advice, please read this Help.

VISITS: If your school would like a visit from us to discuss the teaching of Sanskrit and/or for a presentation to the students about the values inherent in the language, please contact:


Listen to IGCSE Bhagavad Gita verses: YouTube  List of verses

Hear Chapter 1 Epic Civilisation for IGCSE: YouTube  Overview


Shortcuts to Latest Site Updates

22.12.19:       Join a highly recommended class in April 2020: new London class

07.08.19:       Updated Supplementary IGCSE Literature Study booklet click here

13.6.19:         NEW Two Year Self Study Course Booklet, including links to videos and MP3s

6.3.19:           A new supplementary IGCSE literature workbook created for students who are at an early stage of their studies. This gives extra help with the simplest stories. 

31.08.18:      Grade thresholds for 2018, for IGCSE, AS and A Level click here



  Last site update:30/3/20