DUTCH PROFICIENCY TEST

As per the norms of Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) the ability to speak dutch can be evaluated by following dutch language testing exams

1. CIVIC INTEGRATION EXAM/ INBURGERINGSEXAMEN

2. STAATSEXAMEN NEDERLANDS ALS TWEEDE TAAL (Staatsexamen NT2)

3. CERTIFICATE NEDERLANDS ALS VREEMDE TAAL (CNaVT)

WHAT IS CIVIC INTEGRATION / INBURGERINGSEXAMEN ?

Civic Integration Exam and Staatsexamen Nederlands  are official qualifications authorized  by Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) Education Executive Agency to assure the proficiency of non native speakers of dutch who wish to aspire get dutch nationality or secure residence permit. 

NOTE : The citizens of european union can get dutch citizenship without taking Civic integration exam


PARTS OF CIVIC INTEGRATION EXAM

The integration exam is consist of 2 parts.

  • CIVIC INTEGRATION EXAM ABROAD (LANGUAGE LEVEL A1) – takes place at Dutch Embassy

  • CIVIC INTEGRATION EXAM (LANGUAGE LEVEL A2) – takes place in the Netherlands.

EXAM PATTERN OF CIVIC INTEGRATION

·         INTEGRATION EXAM ABROAD This exam consist of mainly 3 parts

     

A)    Knowledge of dutch society (kennis van de Nederlandse samenleving) This part is all about dutch society, relate to the film named « Naar Neerland

B)   Speaking  (Spreekvaardigheid )- One should be know the  basic vocabulary of dutch.

 

C)   Reading ( Leesvaardigheid )- In this section, you will be asked to read forms,  appointements and short notes.

 

 

·        CIVIC INTEGRATION EXAM (LANGUAGE LEVEL A2)– This part collectively comprises of 6 sections

 

A)  Reading

Duration -65 minutes

 

B)   Writing

Duration -40 minutes

 

C)  Listening

Duration- 45 minutes

 

D)  Speaking

Duration- 35 minutes

 

       E)   Knowledge of dutch society (Kennis Nederlandse Maatschappij, or KNM

             Duration – 45 minutes

 

F)    Orientation on Dutch labour Market (Oriëntatie op de Nederlandse Arbeidsmarkt)

All parts of exam is computer based except Writing.

NOTE – It is necessary to get qualify in each section.

 

 

 

STAATEXAMENS (NT2)

This exam has  two parts namely

·        PROGRAMME 1

·        PROGRAMME 2

PROGRAMME 1(B1 LEVEL) : candidates who wish  to study at a vocational institute (MBO) will need a higher language level, B1. It is compulsary to pass the Staatsexamen I programme.

PROGRAMME 2(B2 LEVEL) :  students who wants to pursue a higher professional education or an HBO/ university-level programme will need B2 level.

EXAM FEE STRUCTURE

The civic integration examination abroad costs €150

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