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Test of Russian as a Foreign Language

ТРКИ / TORFL (Test of Russian as a Foreign Language) – is an international state exam to determine the level of proficiency in Russian. If you plan to study at a Russian university or confirm your level of proficiency in Russian for professional development or career development, then the TRKI/TORFL certificate will help you in this!

Russian language proficiency levels in the TRKI/TORFL system
А1 (elementary) 60-80 academic hours the level of minimum proficiency in Russian language
А2 (basic) 160-200  academic hours level of everyday knowledge of the Russian language
В1 (first certification) 400-480 academic hours the level of the applicant entering the first year of the Russian university
В2 (second certification) 560-680 academic hours the level of graduates with Bachelor Degree
С1 (third certification) 960-1200 academic hours the level  of graduates with Master's Degree
С2 (fourth certification) native speaker level level of fluency in Russian

TPKI/TORFL test structure

Each level of the test consists of 5 parts (subtests):

  1. Vocabulary. Grammar
  2. Reading.
  3. Listening.
  4. Writing.
  5. Speaking.

To successfully pass the exam, it is necessary to score at least 66% for each subtest.

It is possible to familiarize yourself with the content of tests, learn other features of testing for each of the levels in the Sample TORFL Tests:

The cost of testing (depends on the level) - 6000-6500 rubles; if the test-taker receives an unsatisfactory result in one of the exam subtests, the test-taker has the opportunity to retake this part within two years at half the cost.

It is possible to ask questions on testing and sign up for the exam by phone +7 (3812) 24-39-81, e-mail: vidanov@omgpu.ru, at the address: Omsk, 4a Partizanskaya street, office 205, Department of russian as a foreign language and pre-university education.

October 2023