The ÖSD and Goethe Institut are introducing the new exam "Zertifikat B1" (abbreviation: ZB1) in 2013. This exam is in modular form and the four parts - reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speaking skills - can be either offered and done independently or in their entirety, as before.
Details and sample exam can be found here.
Important: The existing "B1 Zertifikat Deutsch" will continue to be offered as a separate exam in Austria for migrants to Austria as the ZDÖ (Zertifikat Deutsch Österreich).
The ÖSD team is currently working on a young learners' version of the ÖSD exams B2 Mittelstufe Deutsch (B2 MD) and C1 Oberstufe Deutsch (C1 OD). These new versions include the same types of tasks as seen in the exams for adults, but are oriented towards subjects that affect young people.
A sample exam for the young learners' versions of the B2 Mittelstufe Deutsch and C1 Oberstufe Deutsch exams will be available for downoad soon.
B2 Mittelstufe Deutsch has become younger during the summer and is available as an exam for adolescents now. Download here
Examination centres & dates