Bashkir State University

Regional centre for testing foreign citizens

of Bashkir State University

for permission to work in Russia Main Content

Russian language exam for labor migrants

Since December 1 of 2012 a law obliging foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who enter Russia at visa-free regime and wish to get job in retail trade, public utiliies and service, to pass exam for Russian language at basic level.

Regional centre for testing foreign citizens in Russian language conducts testing for foreign citizens and persons without citizenship (labor migrants) who want to receive permission to work in Russian Federation.

Testing foreign citizens in Russian language is pay educational service with subsequent issue of document certifying level of mastering Russian language.

How to pass the exam?

Step 1. Registration

Order of registration: phone 8(347)272-28-67; 8- 917-42-92-311;  8-927-32-49-729 or come to 33 Zaki Validi street, Ufa not later than the day before exam. You must have your passport and migration card, and copies of passport pages with personal data and migration card.

Step 2. Come to consultation

Consultation for all questions on exam is held each Tuesday at 11 am. Here you can:

1. Receive necessary information about upcoming exam.

2. Pass free sample testing which determines your level of mastering the language. If your level is satisfactory, you are allowed to pass the exam, and if your knowledge is not enough, you are offered to join intensive courses of preparation for exam.

For more information on courses click here:

Step 3. Come to exam

Testing is held each Thursday at 1 pm.

You must have payment receipt, passport, migration card and copies of passport and migration card with you


Rules of passing the exam

On the day of exam you should come not later than 10 minutes before start of testing. After testing starts, you are not allowed to come into the classroom if you are late.

Don't forget to bring your passport, pen and glasses, if you use it for writing. You are also allowed to bring dictionary.

It's not allowed to bring Russian language textbooks, tape recorders, cameras, notebooks and paper into the classroom where the exam is held.

Before start completing the test, listen to the teacher attentively and ask your questions if necessary. During the exam asking questions is not allowed.

If a tested one breaks the discipline, he is eliminated from the classroom, his results are canceled, and the money is not repaid. This fact is registered in testing protocol.  

When time for test is over, you should pass your work to a teacher.

Completing the test, you should finish it within the time limits. If the task is not completed, the points for it are canceled. 

Testing includes 5 subtests:

1. Grammar. Vocabulary - 15 minutes

2. Reading - 15 minutes

3. Writing - 15 minutes

4. Listening - 15 minutes

5. Speaking - 10 minutes.

In estimation the results of testing there are two levels: satisfactory and unsatisfactory. Testing is considered successfully passed, if the share of correct answers in each subtest is 60% and more, and you receive certificate.

If you get unsatisfactory result in one subtest, your exam is considered not passed, and you need to pass total exam again with 100% payment.


You can pay exam in any branch of Uralsib bank. The payment is made at "City" system. When paying, give the bank teller following information: Bashkir state university, additional education, testing of foreign citizens in Russian language.

The cost of exam is 3000 rubles

Don't forget to bring your payment receipt for exam.


You can ask any questions about education, content and procedure of testing via email:

Phone 8(347)272-28-67; 8- 917-42-92-311; 8-927-32-49-729



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