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Language Level & Exemption Exams

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Depending on your Hebrew level and the duration of your Hebrew course, upon your completion of the course (at the end of a semester or the Summer Ulpan), you will take either the Level Exam or the Exemption Exam. Exam scores are used to determine your Hebrew level for the following semester – and/or whether you meet the departmental Hebrew proficiency requirement for degree studies.

  • If you are completing Levels Aleph through Heh, you will take the Level Exam.
  • If you are completing Level Vav, you will take the Exemption Exam.
  • If you reached exemption level on your general placement exam and writing placement exam, you may also take the Exemption Exam.

First & Second Exam Sittings

The Level Exam and the Exemption Exam are given twice at the end of each Summer Ulpan or semester course. The first sitting (Moed Aleph) takes place at the end of the course, while the second sitting (Moed Bet) is held several weeks later. You may decide to take both Moed Aleph and Moed Bet, but should be aware that if you do, the grade on the Moed Bet will be your final test grade.

ProgramLevelsMoed AlephMoed BetMoed Bet Registration
Autumn Semester
Dalet-VavJanuary 26, 2018February 19, 2018January 26 – February 7, 2018
Aleph-GimelJanuary 28, 2018February 19, 2018January 26 – February 7, 2018
RehovotDalet-HeyJanuary 24, 2018February 19, 2018January 26 – February 7, 2018
Winter UlpanAleph-VavFebruary 19, 2018June 3, 2018February 19 – May 18, 2018
Spring Semester
Aleph-DaletJune 3, 2018NANA
Aleph-GimelJuly 1, 2018July 19, 2018June 29 – July 15, 2018
Dalet-VavJune 29, 2018July 19, 2018June 29 – July 15, 2018
RehovotHey-VavJune 27, 2018July 19, 2018June 29 – July 15, 2018
Jerusalem UlpanAleph-VavJuly 19, 2018September 16, 2018July 19 – September 5, 2018
Summer UlpanAleph-VavSeptember 16, 2018October 9, 2018September 16 – October 2, 2018

If you are planning to take Moed Bet (the second exam sitting), register online via your personal information account.

Sitting for the Exam Without Completing a Course

If you have not completed a Summer Ulpan or semester course but would like to register for either exam, contact the Division of Hebrew Language Instruction directly. You must do this as early as possible to check eligibility and to register. In addition, two weeks before the exam date, you must confirm your attendance by email.


Email Ms. Ruth Haimovich

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