Please note that it is also possible to take a Staatsexamen NT2 in either Programma I or Programma II instead. A CNaVT certificate for profile PMT, PPT, PTHO or PAT also exempts you from the Dutch language exams.
Structure of the Inburgeringsexamen
The Inburgeringsexamen is designed to ensure migrants to the Netherlands have a basic understanding of the Dutch language and culture. There are five sections with questions concerning Dutch laws and customs:
- Knowledge of Dutch society
- Speaking competence
- Listening competence
- Reading competence
- Writing competence
Newcomers are tested on all sections at an A2 level, while migrants who have been here for longer are permitted to take the writing and reading competence sections at an A1 level. Check with your gemeente to see if you are considered an "old" or "new" comer.