CIOL Qualifications exam resources

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Sample exam papers in English

These papers can be used by prospective candidates as an indication to the types of scenarios, level and format of the exam:

Exam preparation resources

Benefits of CIOL membership include access to the following DipTrans exam preparation resources:
  • Examiner reports in your language, providing feedback on past exams
  • Candidate recommendations from examiners
  • Source texts from past exams
  • Language seminars, offering an overview of the quality standards, tips and advice about the exam

Sample exam papers

These papers can be used by prospective candidates as an indication to the types of scenarios, level and format of the exam, despite not necessarily knowing the other languages:

Exam preparation resources

Benefits of CIOL membership include access to the following DPSI exam preparation resources:

  • Past exam papers
  • Chief Moderator's Reports – presents an overview of candidate profiles and languages, exam results and other issues
  • Written Markers' Reports – provide feedback on candidate performance and recommendations
  • Recommendations to DPSI Candidates - offers advice and recommendations to candidates
  • Recommendations to DPSI Centres - offers advice and recommendations to Centres
  • Interpreting Bibliography – includes all required bibliography to prepare for the exam
  • Preparation Seminar – offers an overview of the quality standards, tips and advice about the exam
  • Written Translations FAQ
  • Fatal Errors FAQ
  • Links and resources – recommended by translators, interpreters and examiners

 

 

Sample exam papers

These papers can be used by prospective candidates as an indication to the types of scenarios, level and format of the exam:

Exam preparation resources

Benefits of CIOL membership include access to the following DPI exam preparation resources:

  • Past exam papers
  • Sample English-only papers
  • Discounted face-to-face revision workshops
  • List of external preparation resources
  • Practice your simultaneous interpreting with videos of relevant passages delivered by native English speakers