International Sanskrit Examination Resource

CIE Sanskrit exams in 2019

For IGCSE 2019:

If students have already studied Sanskrit in your school up to Year 9 or 10 (14 or 15 years of age), they can prepare for an IGCSE in 2019.

The 2019 exam examines most basic grammar topics, including sandhi.  Latest resources information: here

During exam preparation, check that the main points of the syllabus have been covered.  

Extra practice:  link to Brainscape website click here

St James Senior Course Book 2  and St James Senior Course Book 3  give more background help on compound words, sandhi, etc as needed.


If you have questions or need help please do not hesitate to contact ISER

At all levels of exam, students should always practise past exam paper questions before doing the actual exam.
For AS and A Level 2019:

Students need to have followed a systematic Sanskrit course previously.  A good 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: 21.5.18