Placement Exams

The Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages & Cultures Department offers placement exams in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Rumanian, Russian, and Ukrainian. The Russian exam is an online exam, and all other exams are in paper-and-pencil format.


The Russian placement exam for the 2016-2017 academic year will be administered on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 11am-1pm in the Center for Digital Humanities Computer Lab in Rolfe Hall 2118.

The Russian Placement Exam is given once a year, on Wednesday during zero week of the Fall Quarter. If you have a problem taking the exam on that day, contact or

The Russian test can be taken to satisfy the language requirement for various majors (levels 3-6) or to place into a class if you took Russian before coming to UCLA or speak Russian at home. To satisfy the language requirement (level 3) you need to score 75% on the exam. If you have no prior knowledge of Russian, enroll in Russian 1 in the Fall. Keep in mind that Russian 1 is offered in the fall only. If you speak Russian at home but cannot read and write, enroll in Russian 100A. If you are not sure what class is best for you, please take the placement exam or contact or

The Russian Placement Exam takes 90 minutes and consists of the following sections: grammar, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking (you record yourself following prompts), and writing (a short essay). Click here to access sample tests.

The time and room for the Russian Placement Exam will be announced in the summer before the exam. Flyers will be posted in the Department of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures (Humanities 322). Please contact department Student Affairs Officer with any questions.


Please contact Dr. Viktorija Lejko-Lacan ( to schedule an exam.


Please contact Dr. Susan Kresin ( to schedule an exam.


Please contact Melinda Borbely ( to schedule an exam.


Please contact Professor Roman Koropeckyj ( to schedule an exam.


Please contact Georgiana Galateanu ( to schedule an exam.


Please contact Dr. Anna Kudyma ( to schedule an exam.