International Sanskrit Examination Resource

Welcome to the International Sanskrit Examination Resource (ISER)

This site provides Sanskrit resources and practical support for all students worldwide who wish to study Sanskrit in a systematic and enjoyable way.   The courses start with the understanding of simple Sanskrit sentences, and lead step by step to the reading and understanding of original texts. Our traditional approach also shows the systematic, scientific nature of the Sanskrit language.

The course materials are ideal preparation for the examinations provided by the University of Cambridge International Examinations.  These international examinations are primarily for students of 16 years of age, but are available to students of all ages.  The qualifications are recognised by universities world-wide.

Resources for:

Sanskrit IGCSE® (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

Please note that the Cambridge Sanskrit IGCSE examination is definitely continuing for the foreseeable future. In fact in recent years it has been gaining in popularity. Due to disruption to school timetables during 2020/2021 we are asking for extra interest and support  to be shown by adults especially this year to support the numbers of school-age entrants. To find out more please contact  

Latest News and Site Updates

7.03.21:   IGCSE exam dates 2021 - please note that in the UK due to Covid 19 the Sanskrit IGCSE grades will be teacher assessed only. Elsewhere in the world the exams will go ahead as usual.


Last site update 7/3/21

This website is supported by 'Sanskrit @ St James' which is part of Independent Educational Association Limited. Registered in England no. 1222329  Charity no. 270156.  Any data supplied through this site will be held by St James Independent Schools (IEAL), and those acting on their behalf, for administration purposes only. For more details visit &