State exams season begins with Estonian language exam

Sütevaka High School students taking a state exam.
Sütevaka High School students taking a state exam. Source: (Postimees/Scanpix)

A total of 6,842 high school and vocational institution examinees have registered for the Estonian language exam, the first of the state exam season.

The season will continue with the Estonian as a second language exam on Wednesday, to which 2,313 students have registered. The English language exam is scheduled to take place on May 2 and the math exam, the last of the season, takes place on May 12. Results of the state exams will be published by June 19.

The Estonian language exam consists of two parts measuring examinees' reading and writing skills. There are four versions of the exam, of which each examinee will choose one to complete. The exam begins at 10 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m.

The written portion of the Estonian as a second language exam will take place on Wednesday, with the oral portion scheduled for April 26, 27 and 28. This exam will measure examinees' Estonian language skills at the B2 level in writing, listening, reading, language structure and speaking. The written portion of the exam will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at approximately 2:30 p.m.

International foreign language exams for French, German and Russian will take place in April and May.

In all, over 10,400 examinees across Estonia registered for state exams this year.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

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