Getting ready for the CILS B1 Cittadinanza exam?

If you are preparing the CILS B1 Cittadinanza exam, it’s important to know everything you need about it.

Apart from how to face all the tasks and manage the time given, there are some other practical things to go through.

Before the exam you will be given the Quaderno del candidato, which includes the Listening Section and the Reading and Use Of Italian Section and the answer sheet.

During the exam, you can answer on your Quaderno, where you can change your answer or take notes as it is not the official answer sheet.

At the end of each section, there are a few minutes to copy your answers on the answer sheet with a black pen.

This is the official document that will be evaluated, so it’s essential to answer correctly.

Do you know how to copy the answers in the answer sheet?

Candidates often get confused and have problems when they have to transfer their answers.

In order to avoid mistakes, it’s useful to have a look at how to do that.

Basically you have to blacken the circle which corresponds to the correct answer.

Let’s see some examples!

Listening Section

The Listening Section consists of 2 tasks.

The first task includes 6 multiple choice questions with 3 options each.

Here you can see an example of how to answer in the answer sheet:


In the second task candidates have to choose 6 correct information among the 12 information given.

Each information corresponds to a letter, from A to L.

Let’s make an example: if you think the 6 correct information in order are B, C, F, H, J, L this is how you should answer:

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Or if you think the 6 information are A, B, E, G, I, J this is the correct way to answer:

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Reading and Use Of Italian Section

This section is made of 2 tasks.

The first task consists of 12 information, each one corresponding to a letter from A to L: candidates have to choose the 6 information contained in the text.

If you think the correct answers are A, B, D, F, J, K this is how to blacken the circles:

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The second task includes 6 multiple choices with 3 options each.

This is how the answers would look like:

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Writing Section

For this section you receive a separate sheet with 2 titles on it.

You have to choose only one topic and, once you have written your text, copy it on this sheet.

Follow this link to see how the writing task sheet looks like.

What if you make a mistake?

If you realise that you have made a mistake, don’t worry!

In the Listening or Reading And Use Of Italian Sections just cross the wrong answer and blacken another circle.

This is how to correct your answer:

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In the Writing Section, cross the wrong part with a black pen and write again.

Get ready and good luck!


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