International Sanskrit Examination Resource

Teaching Sanskrit in schools


Schools can use their own courses up to Years 8, 9 or 10 (13 to 15 years of age), and then teachers can use the resources from this site to prepare students for IGCSE, 2019 onwards.

The IGCSE examination examines basic grammar topics, including sandhi. Traditional literature is also included.   Latest resources information: here

During exam preparation, check that the main points of the syllabus have been covered.  Note that answerbooks are available from ISER on application.

Extra practice:  link to Brainscape website click here


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Students should always practise past exam paper questions and Specimen papers before doing the actual exam. These are available from this site, and the Cambridge examinations site click here.
For AS and A Level 2019:

Students need to have followed a systematic Sanskrit course previously in preparation for A Levels.  Although not essential, a pass at IGCSE or CBSE Year 10 examination would provide an appropriate foundation for continuing study.  

AS and A Level Literature study booklets are available in the Tutors' section together with a suggested reading list which will help with essay writing. 

In addition'The Sanskrit Language, An Introductory Grammar & Reader Vols 1 & 2' , by Walter Harding Maurer (available to order online). This provides plenty of practice for the 'language' aspect of the AS and A Level examinations.


 Last update: 19.1.19