(Kompetenz in Deutsch A1)

Examination goal

ÖSD KID A1 is an elementary level exam testing the language competences of children and adolescents in private, school and semi-public situations. Young people can learn to communicate in a simple way in familiar, everyday situations, according to the guidelines set out under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

ÖSD KID A1 is directed at young people aged between 10 and 14. It assesses reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills and speaking. At this level the main focus is on the receptive skills of reading and listening.

Examination parts

Reading comprehension

Overall and detailed comprehension is assessed in three different texts and tasks.
Duration: 30 minutes

Listening comprehension

Global and detailed comprehension of audio texts in the standard language as spoken in Austria, Germany and Switzerland is assessed in three tasks.
Duration: approx. 15 minutes

Writing skills

Based on a given model candidates have to answer an e-mail written by a friend, which includes three simple questions.
Duration: 20 minutes


The oral part consists of two different tasks: introducing oneself (task 1), conversation with a partner (task 2). The oral part is assessed according to prescribed criteria.
Duration: approx. 10 minutes

Examination centers

ÖSD exams are conducted independently of language courses at licensed ÖSD examination centers all over the world.

Examination dates

Information on dates and registration can be obtained directly from ÖSD examination centers or the ÖSD Central Office in Vienna.

Examination procedure

Candidates are tested and graded by two authorized ÖSD examiners. A diploma will be awarded when both the written and the oral part have been passed. An inspection of the grading sheet is possible on demand.

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Exam kit

(Kompetenz in Deutsch A1)

The following sample test
(= Modellsatz) should assist you in preparing for an authentic exam situation. You can download the exam sheets, the audio materials and the solutions here.