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Exams

Level A1: Format and duration
FormatDuration
Reading comprehension45 min.
Listening comprehension20 min.
Written expression and interaction25 min.
Oral expression and interaction15 min.
(+15 min. prep.)
Total Exam Duration: 2 hours.

Level A2: Format and duration
FormatDuration
Reading comprehension60 min.
Listening comprehension35 min.
Written expression
and interaction
50 min.
Oral expression
and interaction
15 min.
(+15 min. prep.)
Total Exam Duration: 2 hours and 55 min.

Level B1 (beginner level)
Format and duration
FormatDuration
Reading comprehension70 min.
Writter expression60 min.
Listening comprehension40 min.
Oral expression15 min.
(+15 min. prep.)
Total Exam Duration: 3 hours and 20 min.

Level B2 (intermediate level)
Format and duration
FormatDuration
Reading comprehension70 min.
Writter expression80 min.
Listening comprehension40 min.
Oral expression20 min.
(+20 min. prep.)
Total Exam Duration: 3 hours and 50 min.

Level C1: Format and duration
FormatDuration
Reading comprehension
and use of language
90 min.
Listening comprehension
and use of language
50 min.
Integrated skills:
listening comprehension
and written expression
and interaction
80 min.
Integrated skills:
reading comprehension
and oral expression
and interaction
20 min.
(+20 min. prep.)
Total Exam Duration: 4 hours and 20 min.

Level C2: Format and duration
FormatDuration
Use of language,
reading and listening
comprehension
105 min.
Integrated skills:
listenign and reading comprehension
and written expression
and interaction
150 min.
Integrated skills:
reading comprehension
and oral expression
and interaction
20 min.
(+30 min. prep.)
Total Exam Duration: 5 hours and 5 min

Notes:

  • The oral expression test may be done the day before or or the day after the written tests


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