B1 di Ateneo - what is it?

The final exam "B1 di Ateneo" is the English B1 proficiency test reserved for students belonging to the following Degree Courses:

  • Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari" - DIEF (MODENA): Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Constructions and Territorial Management
  • Department of Life Sciences - DSV (MODENA): Biotechnologies, Biological Sciences
  • Department of Life Sciences - DSV (REGGIO EMILIA): Agricultural and Food Sciences and Technologies
  • Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering - DISMI (REGGIO EMILIA): Management Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering
  • Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics - FIM (MODENA): Physics, Informatics, Mathematics


The test is computer-based and takes place in the computer labs of the Centro Linguistico (for those studying in Modena) and of the Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering, on the San Lazzaro campus (for those studying in Reggio Emilia).

The following skills are assessed:

  • listening comprehension
  • reading comprehension
  • grammar and use of English

Students are recommended to refer to the 'B1 di Ateneo' test structure and to the exam syllabus.

To prepare for the exam, a mock test is available here.



Meetings on exam preparation / strategies with mother tongue teachers. Next available dates:

  • January 25, 10.00-13.00
  • January 26, 8.30-11.30

Please book your seat: booking link (opens on a new tab).

Meetings will be held on Teams (teachers will send the link to registered students).


Enrolment, verbalization and Educational Credits

In order to sit the exam, it is mandatory to enrol on the Esse3 platform. Students who pass the exam will have it verbalized on Esse3 and receive 3 Educational Credits.



Please be reminded that if you take the exam in Modena you must change your UNIMORE password shortly before the exam date in order to access the lab computers. You can change your password here.

Please refer to the page Tests and exams during the COVID-19 pandemic for all the other requirements to sit exams, both in person and at distance.

Exam dates - A.Y. 2022/2023

*** Attention! From 2023 those who fail the exam twice (being absent is counted as a failure°) must attend and fulfill the online course before they can sign up for another exam date. For further information please visit the preparation course page: English "B1 di Ateneo" courses (receptive skills) ***

° please, cancel your registration to an exam if you do not intend to take it



Tuesday 10/01/2023 (Modena)

Friday 20/01/2023 (Reggio)


Wednesday 08/02/2023 (Modena)

Friday 10/02/2023 (Reggio)

JUNE 2023

Monday 05/06 (6 for leftovers) (Modena)

Registration period: 18/05/2023 - 31/05/2023


Friday 23/06 (Reggio Emilia)

Registration period: 05/06/2023 - 20/06/2023

JULY 2023

Wednesday 05/07 (6 for leftovers) (Modena)

Registration period: 19/06/2023 - 02/07/2023


Friday 28/07 (Reggio Emilia)

Registration period: 17/07/2023 - 25/07/2023


Wednesday 06/09 (Modena)

Registration period: 29/08/2023 - 03/09/2023


Friday 08/09 (Reggio Emilia)

Registration period: 29/08/2023 - 05/09/2023


Monday 16/10 (Modena)

Registration period: 02/10/2023 - 11/10/2023


Friday 03/11 (Reggio Emilia)

Registration period: 16/10/2023 - 31/10/2023


The earliest that students enrolled in the a.y. 2023/2024 can take the exam is the winter session (January 2024).

Exam sessions from October to November pertain to the previous academic years.

All the information regarding exam location and enrolment periods will be available in the specific exam session on Esse3.



Students who have a language certificate accepted by UNIMORE can send it to the Student Office of the respective Department in order to obtain 3 CFU.

Any more queries?