The National German Exam practice exams provide students with a chance to familiarize themselves with exam content, question types, and how the electronic exam operates. The practice exams also provide test administrators with an opportunity to test the operability of the exam on the computers that will be used on exam day.
Structure and Functionality The practice exams reflect the structure and functionality of the National German Exam but contain slightly fewer questions. The practice exams were designed to be taken during a regular class period with ample time for follow-up class discussion on the exam content and individual items. Unlike the operational exam, the practice exams are not timed and students can view their results immediately after submitting their responses. Students can take the practice exams an unlimited number of times.
Like the operational Exam, the practice exams have two sections.
- Section I assesses listening and viewing and is comprised of 40 items
- Section II assesses reading and is comprised of 45 items
Please note: the operational National German Exam is comprised of two sections with 50 items each.
Computer System Requirements. In order to take the practice exams, each student must have use of a personal computer that has access to the Internet. Each computer station should have a set of headphones so that students may hear the audio portion of the exam. System Requirements for the Exam are available here.
Exam registration begins October 1. View 2015 National German Exam Important Dates