By nationality, Venezuelans (129,093), Colombians (125,782) and Moroccans (91,861) are the countries that top the list of candidates

More than a million people have taken the test to acquire Spanish nationality

The registration period is still open for the calls for July (until July 4), September (until September 5), October (until October 10) and November (until November 7).

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97.09%   of the 1,009,054 people who have taken the Constitutional and Sociocultural Knowledge of Spain (CCSE) test , a necessary requirement to acquire Spanish nationality , have passed the exam.

By nationality, Venezuelans (129,093), Colombians (125,782) and Moroccans (91,861) are the countries that top the list of candidates. 71% of those enrolled come from Spanish-speaking countries and women enrolled outnumber men (54.30% compared to 45.70%), according to Cervantes.

96% of the candidates have been examined in some of the 212 examination centers that are spread throughout Spain ; while practically all the people who took the exam outside of Spain did so to request Spanish nationality due to Sephardic origin , of which 26,274 did so in Mexico , 13,525 in Colombia , 11,445 in the United States and 8,527 in Venezuela , among other countries.

Cervantes highlighted that since last January the test has only been carried out in examination centers located in Spain, since the law for obtaining Spanish nationality for Sephardim is no longer in force.

The CCSE exams are held on the last Thursday of each month, except in August and December, when there are no exams. Many centers organize two tests on the same day at different times (6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.), and the scores are published about 20 days after the exams are held.

The registration period is still open for the calls for July (until July 4), September (until September 5), October (until October 10) and November (until November 7).

To guarantee the security of the test, Cervantes visits the exam centers in each call to control and support its completion. An on-call service is also made available to the centers to answer any queries that may arise.

The exam consists of 25 questions (out of a total of 300 possible) that deal with knowledge of the Constitution and the social and cultural reality of Spain, organized around two large sections: Government , legislation and citizen participation in Spain (15 questions) and Spanish culture , history and society (10 questions).

The test is made up of five tasks with 25 questions with three closed or true/false response options , its maximum duration is 45 minutes and it is written in the variety of contemporary peninsular Spanish.

For its part, on the last Tuesday of each month, special calls are organized for non-literate people, which consist of an oral exam . The test is audio recorded to record the candidate’s responses.

The Cervantes also adapts the tests for people with any of the types of disabilities , difficulties or impediments contemplated in its regulations or with certain learning difficulties.

Likewise, it administers the tests for candidates who reside in closed religious centers , are admitted to health centers for a period of more than two months, or candidates confined in penitentiary centers .

Finally, the Cervantes institution has a free , ad-free application for mobile devices that allows you to safely prepare and practice the test.

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