Taking the integration examination
From January 1st 2015 the integration examination includes a number of components which are tested by DUO.
Integration examination reading component
The integration examination reading (reading skills) is taken digitally. You read a few short pieces of text on the computer about which you will be asked questions. This exam takes 50 minutes.
Integration examination writing component
The integration examination writing (writing skills) is taken with pen and paper. You are asked to write some short letters and complete a form. This exam takes 35 minutes.
Integration examination speaking component
The integration examination speaking (verbal skills) is taken digitally. During the exam you must speak and understand Dutch. You watch some videos and answer questions. This exam takes 35 minutes.
Integration examination listening component
The integration examination listening (comprehension) is taken digitally. During this exam you are asked questions about videos shown and you listen to the texts. This exam takes 45 minutes.
Integration examination ‘Knowledge of Dutch Society’ component
The integration examination ‘Knowledge of Dutch Society’ is taken digitally. You are shown short videos rendering typically Dutch situations. For example going shopping or going to the doctor. After each video you are asked a question. This exam takes 45 minutes.
Integration examination ‘Dutch labour market orientation’ component (ONA)
The integration examination ‘Dutch labour market orientation’ is about work and looking for work. You get home assignments and school assignments. Completed assignments must be sent to DUO. To do so you must use cards. These cards are called Resultaatkaarten. DUO checks your assignments. Then you get an interview with DUO. During this interview you are asked questions. The interview takes about 40 minutes.
Do you want to know if ONA is a compulsory component for you? Please click on the button “Information about ONA” on the top of this page for more information.