Spanish DELE Examinations 2021 – Information & Guidelines

The DELE (Diplomas de Espanol como Lengua Extranjera, or Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) certification, by which learners can acquire official recognition of their level of fluency in Spanish, is issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, and recognized worldwide as the premier certification standard.

DELE exams are organized by the Instituto Cervantes, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, and in Chennai, INaWORD is the exclusive DELE Examination Centre.

2021 examination dates

In 2021, the DELE examinations will be held in Chennai between April 9th and 11th, 2021. The written examination will be held on April 10th, while the oral exams will take place on April 11th . If required, the oral examinations will also be held on April 9th. The final schedule will be drawn up and communicated by INaWORD, after registrations for the examinations have been completed.

Exam Venue:

No. 26, Teachers’ Colony,
Kasturibai Nagar,
Chennai 600 020

Registration dates

Registration for the DELE exams needs to be done before February 10th , 2021.

Registration needs to be done by email or in person at the INaWORD Adyar Centre, the address of which is :

No. 26, Teachers’ Colony,
Kasturibai Nagar,
Chennai 600 020
Phone: +91 44 2445 5077  Mobile/WhatsApp : +91 99629 35152

Registration forms may be collected from the INaWORD Adyar centre, or downloaded from the Instituto Cervantes website, the link for which is provided here:

Candidates may please scroll down on the page to locate the pdf version of the registration form in English.

Details of supporting documentation that needs to be provided along with 2 copies of the registration form are provided in Clause 3 of the Terms and Conditions (Page 2 of the Registration form document).

It is necessary to fill the registration form with appropriate personal details, ensuring completeness and accuracy. Please fill the form clearly to avoid any errors in uploading.

Examination fees

The examination fee for each of the DELE levels is as under:

  • A1: 4400 INR
  • A2: 5000 INR
  • B1: 5800 INR
  • B2: 7000 INR
  • C1: 7500 INR

In April 2021, the C2 level examination is not being offered at INaWORD, Chennai.

Registration requirements: Local & Oustation Candidates

Both local and outstation candidates who wish to register need to download and complete the registration form and send in the payment by bank transfer to the INaWORD account, the particulars of which are as under:

Bank Name: Bank of India
Branch: Cathedral Road
City: Chennai
Current A/c No.: 801220110000282
IFSC Code: BKID0008012.

Proof of such transfer by way of email must be sent, a copy of which needs to accompany the completed registration form when received at INaWORD.

A photo-identity proof of the candidate such as valid passport copy, aadhar card or driving licence must also accompany the submitted registration form.

The completed registration form along with proof of remittance and id proof is to be sent by email to:

Proof of remittance may also be sent by SMS/WhatsApp to:+91 99629 35152

DELE Results and diploma certificates

The results of DELE exams are usually announced 3 months after the DELE exam date. Results will be sent to you by Instituto Cervantes by email, so you must ensure that your email id is correctly captured in the registration form.

The DELE certificates for successful candidates, which will subsequently be sent to INaWORD at the Adyar Centre by Instituto Cervantes, need to be collected by candidate in person or through an authorized representative.

COVID 19 precautions

All candidates are required to wear masks at all times at the examination centre.

Candidates must ensure that social distancing norms, as may be required at the time of the exams, are adhered to. Exam seating will also be organized in a manner to ensure this.

Candidates must take care to regularly sanitize their hands, for which adequate provisions will be made at the Centre.

Other guidelines (Important)

Information relating to the registration process and related documentation that needs to accompany the registration form can also be obtained from the following links:-

Those interested in taking the DELE examinations can also enquire with INaWORD at:

Landline: +91 44 2445 5077
Mobile/WhatsApp: +91 99629 35152