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    Taking an exam

    This video is about the integration exam. If you have completed an integration course or wish to naturalise, you must register for the integration exam.

    This video shows you the different types of exams. You will also see how the exam works. What is the integration exam?

    The integration exam consists of several exams.

    The exams are:

    • Kennis Nederlandse Samenleving (Knowledge of Dutch Society)
    • Speaking Skills
    • Reading Skills
    • Listening Skills
    • Writing Skills
    • Orientation on the Dutch Labor Market

    Knowledge of Dutch Society: You will be asked questions about the Netherlands. For example, about finding work or renting a house or about schools in the Netherlands.

    Speaking skills, Reading skills and Listening Skills: The exams for Speaking, Reading and Listening are taken on the computer. They are for you to show that you can speak, read and understand the Dutch language.

    Writing skills: This exam is taken on paper. It is for you to show that you can write the Dutch language.

    Orientation on the Dutch Employment Market: If you were informed after 1 January 2015 that you must integrate, then you must also take the Orientation on the Dutch Employment Market exam. You fill in result cards and collect evidence about working in the Netherlands. After completing the result cards, you should book an appointment with DUO.

    If you pass all 4 exams, you will receive the integration diploma.

Taking an exam

Introduction

DUO uses the integration exam to see whether you know enough about the Netherlands. And, whether your Dutch is good enough. If you pass then you receive an integration diploma.

Writing

Writing Skills Exam
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    Writing Skills Exam

    The Writing Skills exam is taken on paper. You must arrive 30 minutes before the exam starts. You must prove your identity at the reception desk, so do not forget to bring a valid proof of identity with you. You will take the exam together with others. Everyone will wait in a waiting room until the exam starts. Before the exam starts, you must put your belongings in a locker.

    When it is time for the exam, the exam leader will call you. The exam leader will check your proof of identity again. In the exam room, everyone has their own seat. You will be given a pen and some scrap paper. The exam leader will distribute the booklets with writing assignments. After his, you can start your exam. Read the assignment in the booklet carefully. The answers should be written in the booklet. If you have a question about the exam, you can raise your hand. The exam leader will come to you. Ask your question. The exam leader will answer your question. This way, you cause the least disruption.

    Have you finished the exam? Then you should also raise your hand. Stay seated until the exam leader comes to you. The exam leader will collect your booklet and will tell you that you are allowed to leave. Please leave the room quietly.

    The exam results will be sent to you by post. If you passed the exam, it means that you have passed this part of the integration exam.

Speaking

Speaking Skills Exam
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    Speaking Skills Exam

    There are a few exams that are taken on the computer. These are the exams

    • Kennis Nederlandse Samenleving (Knowledge of Dutch Society)
    • Reading Skills
    • Listening Skills
    • Speaking Skills

    On the day of the exam, you must arrive 30 minutes before the exam starts. You must prove your identity at the reception desk. Do not forget to bring a valid proof of identity. An example of a valid proof of identity is a Dutch driving licence.

    You will take your exam together with others. Everyone waits in a waiting room until the exam starts. Before the exam starts, you have to put your belongings in a locker. When it is time for your exam, the exam leader will call you. The exam leader will check your proff of identity again. Everyone has their own seat in the exam room.

    When you are seated, the exam leader will give an explanation about the exam. After this, you will receive two practice questions.

    If you have a question about the exam, then raise your hand. The exam leader will come to you. Ask the question. The exam leader will answer your question. This way, you will keep disturbances to a minimum.

    If you have finished your exam, then raise your hand. Stay seated until the exam leader comes to you and tells you that you may leave. Please leave the exam room quietly.

    The exam results will be sent to you by post. If you passed the exam, it means that you have passed this part of the integration exam.

The Speaking exam (Speaking Skills) is taken on a computer. In the exam, you must speak and understand Dutch. You must view videos and answer questions. The exam takes 35 minutes.

You are going to another sitePractice for the Speaking exam

DownloadAssessment model Speaking exam (268Kb, pdf)

Listening

Listening Skills Exam
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    Listening Skills Exam

    There are a few exams that are taken on the computer. These are the exams

    • Kennis Nederlandse Samenleving (Knowledge of Dutch Society)
    • Reading Skills
    • Listening Skills
    • Speaking Skills

    On the day of the exam, you must arrive 30 minutes before the exam starts. You must prove your identity at the reception desk. Do not forget to bring a valid proof of identity. An example of a valid proof of identity is a Dutch driving licence.

    You will take your exam together with others. Everyone waits in a waiting room until the exam starts. Before the exam starts, you have to put your belongings in a locker. When it is time for your exam, the exam leader will call you. The exam leader will check your proff of identity again. Everyone has their own seat in the exam room.

    When you are seated, the exam leader will give an explanation about the exam. After this, you will receive two practice questions.

    If you have a question about the exam, then raise your hand. The exam leader will come to you. Ask the question. The exam leader will answer your question. This way, you will keep disturbances to a minimum.

    If you have finished your exam, then raise your hand. Stay seated until the exam leader comes to you and tells you that you may leave. Please leave the exam room quietly.

    The exam results will be sent to you by post. If you passed the exam, it means that you have passed this part of the integration exam.

The listening exam (Listening Skills) is taken on the computer. You are asked questions about videos and you listen to spoken text. For example, it might be about going to the doctor or about going to school. The exam takes 45 minutes.

You are going to another sitePractice for the Listening exam

Reading

Reading Skills Exam
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    Reading Skills Exam

    There are a few exams that are taken on the computer. These are the exams

    • Kennis Nederlandse Samenleving (Knowledge of Dutch Society)
    • Reading Skills
    • Listening Skills
    • Speaking Skills

    On the day of the exam, you must arrive 30 minutes before the exam starts. You must prove your identity at the reception desk. Do not forget to bring a valid proof of identity. An example of a valid proof of identity is a Dutch driving licence.

    You will take your exam together with others. Everyone waits in a waiting room until the exam starts. Before the exam starts, you have to put your belongings in a locker. When it is time for your exam, the exam leader will call you. The exam leader will check your proff of identity again. Everyone has their own seat in the exam room.

    When you are seated, the exam leader will give an explanation about the exam. After this, you will receive two practice questions.

    If you have a question about the exam, then raise your hand. The exam leader will come to you. Ask the question. The exam leader will answer your question. This way, you will keep disturbances to a minimum.

    If you have finished your exam, then raise your hand. Stay seated until the exam leader comes to you and tells you that you may leave. Please leave the exam room quietly.

    The exam results will be sent to you by post. If you passed the exam, it means that you have passed this part of the integration exam.

The Reading exam (Reading skills) is taken on the computer. You must read short passages of text. You must also answer questions. The exam takes 50 minutes.

You are going to another sitePractice for the Reading exam

Kennis Nederlandse Samenleving (Knowledge of Dutch Society)

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    Knowledge of Dutch Society Exam

    There are a few exams that are taken on the computer. These are the exams

    • Kennis Nederlandse Samenleving (Knowledge of Dutch Society)
    • Reading Skills
    • Listening Skills
    • Speaking Skills

    On the day of the exam, you must arrive 30 minutes before the exam starts. You must prove your identity at the reception desk. Do not forget to bring a valid proof of identity. An example of a valid proof of identity is a Dutch driving licence.

    You will take your exam together with others. Everyone waits in a waiting room until the exam starts. Before the exam starts, you have to put your belongings in a locker. When it is time for your exam, the exam leader will call you. The exam leader will check your proff of identity again. Everyone has their own seat in the exam room.

    When you are seated, the exam leader will give an explanation about the exam. After this, you will receive two practice questions.

    If you have a question about the exam, then raise your hand. The exam leader will come to you. Ask the question. The exam leader will answer your question. This way, you will keep disturbances to a minimum.

    If you have finished your exam, then raise your hand. Stay seated until the exam leader comes to you and tells you that you may leave. Please leave the exam room quietly.

    The exam results will be sent to you by post. If you passed the exam, it means that you have passed this part of the integration exam.

The Kennis Nederlandse Samenleving (Knowledge of Dutch Society) exam is taken on the computer. You view short videos on the computer. The videos will show situations in the Netherlands. After each video, you must answer questions. The exam takes 45 minutes.

You are downloading a program for WindowsPractice for the Kennis Nederlandse Samenleving (Knowledge of Dutch Society) Exam

Orientation to Dutch Labor Market

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    Orientation on the Dutch Employment Market Exam

    Did integration become a legal requirement for you on or after 1 January 2015? Then you must also take an exam about working in the Netherlands. This exam is called Orientation on the Dutch Employment Market and consists of two parts: filling in result cards and an appointment at DUO.

    A result card is a form that is used for filling in questions and assignments. There are 8 different paper result cards. They can be found on the website. You have to fill in the result cards yourself. Some result cards also ask you to gather evidence, for example, searching for vacancies.

    If you have completed your result cards, you can send them to DUO together with the cover page and registration form. DUO will assess the cards. If the result cards are approved by DUO, you have to attend an appointment at DUO. During this appointment, we will talk about the result cards. If this talk goes well, you have passed this part of the integration exam.

The Orientation on the Dutch Labor Market Exam is about working and looking for work. You must do assignments at home or at school. You mail the results to DUO. You will use cards. These cards are called Results Cards. DUO looks at whether your assignments were done properly. Then, you have a conversation at DUO. You will be asked questions in the conversation. The conversation takes 40 minutes. There is no practice exam for this exam.

Explanation and vocabulary

The explanation describes the Orientation on the Dutch Employment Market exam and the meaning of difficult words is listed in the glossary. The explanation and glossary are here:

DownloadExplanation (473Kb, PDF)

DownloadVocabulary (399Kb, PDF)

Cover page

You must fill in your own information on the cover page:

DownloadCover page (358Kb, PDF)

All Result Cards and registration form

The Result Cards and the registration form are here:

DownloadRegister for the portfolio on Exam Orientation on assessing the Dutch Labour Market (87Kb, PDF)

Download1 Career orientation (833Kb, PDF)

Download2 Realistic career view (463Kb, PDF)

Download3 Knowing your own qualities (441Kb, PDF)

Download4 Career opportunities (442Kb, PDF)

Download5 Professional competencies (467Kb, PDF)

Download6 Building a network (431Kb, PDF)

Download7 Finding work (452Kb, PDF)

Download8 Work culture (428Kb, PDF)

Exam locations

You can take the exam in 5 cities. Click on the city for more information.

  • Amsterdam

    Ottho Heldringstraat 5
    1066 AZ Amsterdam
    
    						
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    Opening hours
    Day From To
    Monday 09:00 16:30
    Tuesday 09:00 16:30
    Wednesday 09:00 16:30
    Thursday 09:00 16:30
    Friday 09:00 16:30
    Picking up a diploma
    Day From To
    Thursday 11.00 15:00

    2015-01-06 hvd

  • Eindhoven

    18 septemberplein 24
    5611 AL Eindhoven.
    
    						
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    Opening hours
    Day From To
    Monday 09:00 16:30
    Tuesday 09:00 16:30
    Wednesday 09:00 16:30
    Picking up a diploma
    Day From To
    Monday 10:30 15:00
    Tuesday 10:30 15:00
    Wednesday 10:30 15:00

    2014-12-8 11:45 joerka

  • Rijswijk

    Polakweg 10-11 
    2288 GG Rijswijk
    
    						
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    Opening hours
    Day From To
    Monday 09:00 16:30
    Tuesday 09:00 16:30
    Wednesday 09:00 16:30
    Thursday 09:00 16:30
    Friday 09:00 16:30
    Picking up a diploma
    Day From To
    Monday 11.00 16:30
    Tuesday 11.00 16:30
    Wednesday 11.00 16:30

    20145-01-06 hvd

  • Rotterdam

    Heer Bokelweg 157A 
    3032 AD Rotterdam
    
    						
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    Opening hours
    Day From To
    Monday Closed -
    Tuesday 09:00 16:30
    Wednesday 09:00 16:30
    Thursday 09:00 16:30
    Friday 09:00 16:30
    Picking up a diploma
    Day From To
    Tuesday 10.00 16.00
    Wednesday 10.00 16.00
    Friday 10.00 16.00

    2015-01-06 hvd

  • Zwolle

    Hanzelaan 282
    8017 JJ Zwolle
    
    						
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    Opening hours
    Day From To
    Monday 09:00 16:30
    Tuesday 09:00 16:30
    Wednesday Closed -
    Thursday Closed -
    Friday 09:00 16:30
    Picking up a diploma
    Day From To
    Monday 11.00 15:00
    Tuesday 11.00 15:00
    Friday 11.00 15:00

    2015-01-06 hvd

Register for exams

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    Register for the exams

    Do you want to take the integration exam? Then you can register from this website. Go to 'My integration'. Log in with your DigiD and SMS code. After this, you can register for the exam. You choose the place, the exams and the time of the exams you want to take. You pay for the exams directly, using iDeal. After this, you will receive a letter from DUO about your exams.

    If you are not able to register via the website, you can also use the form. Print the registration form and fill in your name, address and the other information. After this, you will receive a letter that tells you how much you should pay.

    You can only take the exam after you have registered and after you have paid the exam fee.

    Within 4 weeks after you paid, you will receive another letter from DUO. This letter tells you important things about the exam. When and where the exam is taking place, and the rules of the exam.

You can register for exams in 3 ways. You may choose.

1. Register via the internet

Go to My integration to register via the internet.

2. Register with a form

The registration form is listed below. You must first print the form. The form explains what you need to do.

DownloadRegister for integration course (87Kb, PDF)

3. Register at school

You might be able to register at your school. Do you want to do that? Ask at the school where you are taking the course.

Register on time

You must register on time. If you have registered using a form then you will receive a letter. It contains the date of your exam. If you registered using My Integration then you can choose a date yourself.

Exam regulations

If you have registered for an exam then you will receive a letter. The letter will tell you what you must take to the exam. The letter also contains the most important regulations for the exam. Want to know all the regulations? The exam regulations contain all the regulations for the exam.

DownloadExam regulations (106Kb, PDF)

Adjusted exam

Are you not able to properly take the exam because of a physical problem? Or, because you cannot see properly? Then, DUO may be able to adjust the exam. For example, using a large screen and large letters. This is called an adjusted exam.

Adjusted exam: what must you do?

If you want to take an adjusted exam then you must have medical advice. You can request medical advise from the Argonaut organization. A doctor will write the medical advice. The advice costs money.

You have to:

  • Go to the site for Argonaut and request a check up.
  • Fill in the DUO form.
  • Mail the medical advice and the form to DUO.

DownloadRegister for integration course (87Kb, PDF)

Exam results

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    Exam results

    By taking the exam, you can show what you have learned. if you pass all the exams, you will receive the integration diploma. You will receive the results as soon as possible after each part of the integration exam.

    If you did not pass, then you can take the exam again. You do have to pay exam fees again. If you have completed the integration diploma, you will receive a letter about the graduation ceremony.

    If you have any questions about your integration or the integration exam, have a look at the website: www.inburgeren.nl. You can also call the DUO integration line on (050) 599 96 00.

You will receive the results for your exams within 8 weeks. If you passed all of the exams then you will receive a letter. The letter will say where you can pick up the diploma, and on what date. Not able to go on that date? Then, you can pick up your integration diploma at a different time. See the exam locations for when that is possible.

Did not pass?

Did you not pass your integration exam? Then, you must take the exam again. And, you must pay for it again.