Candidates who fail spoken Dutch test will receive more feedback

From July 1, 2013, civic integration candidates who fail the Spoken Dutch Test (TGN) will be given more feedback to help them prepare more thoroughly for the exam.

The Spoken Dutch Test is compulsory for candidates taking the civic integration examination abroad (level 1) and in the Netherlands (level 2).

As of July, in addition to their overall result, unsuccessful candidates will also receive their marks for each of the four test components: vocabulary, sentence structure, fluency and pronunciation.

For those candidates who are abroad and wanting to sit the civic integration examination can find more information under preparation / tips at

If you are preparing to sit the exam here, you can read more about the fluency aspect of the TGN under exams / practising at The website provides practical tips on how to prepare for the test, along with a sample exam.

Getting results

Some candidates who sit the civic integration examination abroad may receive their results on the same day as the exam.

Others will be sent a letter informing them of the overall result and showing the breakdown of marks for the four test components no later than one month after the exam. By this autumn, all candidates should receive their overall result and marks sheet within a week.

Candidates who sit the fluency component of the Spoken Dutch Test as part of the civic integration examination in the Netherlands will receive their results within four weeks of the exam date.

Source: Government of the Netherlands

Alexandra Gowling


Alexandra Gowling

Alexandra is an Australian citizen and an experienced expat, having spent (quite a bit of) time in Asia before coming to the Netherlands a year ago. She enjoys writing, reading...

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