Summative Examinations

Summative Examinations

Busy with leadership and preaching responsibilities? Not getting time off to attend a course and fulfil Prabhupada’s vision for leaders with sastric degrees? The Bhaktisastri & Bhaktivaibhava Summative Exams may be a good option for you.

The ISKCON Ministry of Education and the ISKCON Board of Examinations (BOEX) are extremely happy to launch the Summative Bhaktisastri & Bhaktivaibhava Examination for ISKCON leaders.

For many ISKCON leaders a Summative Examination may be the best option they have for carefully studying the books and achieving their Bhaktisastri & Bhaktivaibhava Degree.

Criteria for Senior Summative Exam

Immediate Approval

  • Prabhupada Disciple
  • GBC
  • ISKCON Diksa Guru
  • ISKCON Sannyasi

Approval with Endorsement

  • Senior preaching/leadership responsibility for minimum of 10 years
  • Recommended to be at least 40 years of age, or 50 for Bhaktivaibhava
  • Other extenuating circumstances, i.e. illness, etc. at the discretion of the Exam Center.

Endorsement from a ISKCON 2nd initiated brahmana and one of the following:

GBC member, GBC Minister, ISKCON Sannyasi, ISKCON Diksa guru.

Zonal or Regional Secretary, Global Duty Officer, Zonal Supervisor, Temple President or Temple Board, ITB (ISKCON Teachers Board) approved teacher.

The Question Banks for the exams can be downloaded from here:

Please fill out the form below in order to enrol in this program. You can use the question bank to prepare for the exam, and once you are ready to take the exam, write to us at [email protected].

We look forward to serving you.

Your Servants,

ISKCON Board of Examinations

Ministry of Education



Frequently Asked Questions

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