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Czech Republic Matura exams 2021: The term remains standard, the style will not be written

June 16, 2021

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The Minister of Education Roman Plaga (ANO) presented the form of school-leaving examinations and final examinations at vocational schools in 2021. He also revealed the form of graduations at higher vocational schools and conservatories. "Not only did we listen to the position of the students themselves, but we also talked about it with teachers and school principals and tried to find a solution that would take into account the complexity of the current situation. I believe that we managed to find a balanced solution, "said Plaga.

The school-leaving examination will continue to be divided into two parts in the 2020/21 school year. The first part of the exam is common and includes a test in Czech language and literature and an optional test in mathematics or a foreign language. The second part of the school-leaving examination is the so-called profile - the school creates it itself according to the study programs. In this part there is again a test in Czech language and literature, an exam in a foreign language (if the student chose it in the common part) and two or three other subjects according to the field of study. In the first part, you can choose an optional test in a foreign language, mathematics and extension mathematics. Stylistic works from Czech and a foreign language are canceled.

The deadline for submitting an application for the matriculation examination, which the student wants to take in 2021, was December 1, 2020. The alternative deadline for submitting the application for passing the matriculation examination in late 2021 is set for June 25, 2021.

Matura exams 2021

Common part

The date of joint didactic tests in the standard spring term is set for May 3, 4 and 5, 2021. For those who will not be able to come due to quarantine or COVID-19 disease, or failed in the first date of didactic tests and at the same time participated in voluntary or ordered assistance in the fight against COVID-19, an alternative date for the joint part of the Matura examinations was set at 14, 15 and 16 June 2021. Those students who participated compulsorily or voluntarily in work in hospitals or social facilities instead of one regular term and two corrections, services are entitled to one regular term and three corrective terms.

The time for elaboration of didactic tests was extended by 10 minutes for the Czech language, literature and foreign language and by 15 minutes for the test in mathematics. The test from Czech has a new time limit of 85 minutes, the test from a foreign language 110 minutes and graduates have 135 minutes for mathematics. For the advanced math test, time remains unchanged. 

Profile - school part

This part of the Matura exams can take place this year until June 25, 2021. If students have to take a practical exam, the deadline was extended until August 27, 2021 - practical classes can also take place during the holidays. The profile exam will not include a written part of Czech language, literature and a foreign language - only an oral exam will be held. 

Final examination

Graduation fields

Pupils who have been successful in the first half of the final year of study will be admitted to the practical final exams. Those who were not successful have the opportunity to correct their assessment. The tests will take place in the standard way and the deadline has been set by the end of August 2021.

Apprenticeship - apprenticeship certificate

Pupils who have been successful in the first half of the final year of study will be admitted to the practical final exams. This year, the final exam consists of two partial exams. One part is practical and the other part is written or oral. The form is decided by the school principal. In the case of a written exam, the time is extended by 30 minutes. School principals will be able to decide on practical training even during the holidays.


Higher vocational school

The regular date of the exams can be set by the school principal between June 1 and August 31.


The regular date of the exams can be set by the school principal between June 1 and August 31. At the same time, the principal may recognize as a graduate performance an exceptional artistic performance that the student has performed in a public performance during the last two years.

Details and news regarding graduations and professional examinations are regularly published by the Ministry of Education on its website .


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