ÖIF Levels + Exams

"Deutsch in Österreich" is a licenced exam center for various levels of the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF). The activities of the ÖIF are directed at recognized refugees, beneficiaries of subsidiary protection, non-member citizens, people with migration backgrounds etc.

All levels of the Austrian Integration Fund correspond to the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages.

Exam Level
A1 - Fit for Austria (without value content) – "German before Immigration" (§ 21 NAG)
A1 - Fit for Austria is a standardized test with a pragmatic approach and is directed at learners who would like to demonstrate their ability to handle communication situations, especially very simply ones revolving around concrete need (for example,  introducing yourself, eating and drinking, shopping, living). The new test format mixes language competences at the A1 level of the European Common Frame of Reference for Languages.

The A1 – Fit for Austria is recognized as an A1 level certificate. The test has a written part (80 min.) and an oral part (20 min. per candidate).
A1
Integration exam A2 (with value contents) – Module 1 of the 2017 Integration Agreement
The A2 Integration exam contributes to the satisfaction of requirements for Module 1 of the Integration Agreement and tests both language competence and knowledge of values and orientation.

The exam items regarding values and orientation competence are based on the learning objectives set out in the A2 Framework curriculum of the
ÖIF and address the central topics of everyday living together, like educations and communication, work and business, health, living and neighbourhood environment as well as the principles and variety of living together with reference to lawful and cultural integration. The topics are developed in the German courses and the relative exam questions are adapted to the corresponding language level so as to make them easy to understand. Sample questions on value and orientation competence at A2 level.

The written part lasts 125 min. (not including a 15-min. break) and is divided into the components reading, listening and writing, including knowledge about values and orientation. This part is followed by the oral exam, which takes 10 min. per candidate.
A2
Integration exam B1 (with value contents) – Module 2 of the 2017 Integration Agreement
The B1 Integration exam contributes to the satisfaction of requirements for Module 1 of the Integration Agreement and tests both language competence and knowledge of values and orientation.

The exam items regarding values and orientation competence are based on the learning objectives set out in the B1 Framework curriculum of the
ÖIF and address the central topics of everyday living together, like educations and communication, work and business, health, living and neighbourhood environment as well as the principles and variety of living together with reference to lawful and cultural integration. The topics are developed in the German courses and the relative exam questions are adapted to the corresponding language level so as to make them easy to understand. Sample questions on value and orientation competence at B1 level.

The written part lasts 140 min. (not including a 15-min. break) and is divided into the components reading, listening and writing, including knowledge about values and orientation. This part is followed by the oral exam, which may be conducted with candidates singly or in pairs. It lasts 16 min. 
B1

 For the preparation for the Integration Test (including value contents and orientation knowledge) ÖIF offers a free App “My integration in Austria” as well as a free portfolio. The App kann be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play.



 Valuable support for exam preparation can be found in the ÖIF-brochure “My Life in Austria”.


 Here you will find sample questions relative to the value and orientation knowledge expected at levels A1, A2 and B1.