International Sanskrit Examination Resource

General information about the Cambridge Sanskrit examinations


Cambridge IGCSE International General Certificate of Education (age 16 years +) 

The age given in brackets is approximate only.  Adults, or students of a younger age than indicated, may also enter for this examination. To find out more about what is needed for each exam please refer to the detailed syllabus.  Students who have studied other Sanskrit courses may find that they have covered most or all of a syllabus and are able to sit the examinations after a short preparation period.  Syllabus is listed under the buttons at the side of this page.

At the Cambridge IGCSE level there is one examination comprising two papers, covering all levels of ability.

See details about Cambridge IGCSE here

For more about the awarding of grades for 2019 click here

These examinations are recognised by universities worldwide.  For more information please see the Cambridge International Examinations website.

You may download appropriate study material free from this Sanskrit website and order additional recommended books from other suppliers. 

The above examination must be taken at a Cambridge registered, or British Council, centre.  These are situated in countries throughout the world.

When you register to sit the exams at St James' Schools in London one charge is made, no matter how many papers are involved. [At IGCSE there are 2 papers]  Other Cambridge International centres may have different charges and any interested person needs to enquire directly at their nearest CIE Centre for further details.


Latest update: 26.8.19