ÖSD Zertifikat A2 / Österreich

Examination goal

For ÖSD Zertifikat A2 / Österreich candidates should be able to communicate in simple everyday and professional situations on an elementary basis. This exam is for learners aged 14 and over whose knowledge of German is sufficient to deal with routine situations on familiar topics and activities.
The  ÖSD Zertifikat A2 / Österreich exam is aimed at migrants to Austria. 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 two tasks with different formats.
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

Candidates write a personal e-mail based on a given model, which is assessed according to prescribed criteria.
Duration: 30 minutes


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

Examination centers

The exam ÖSD Zertifikat A2 / Österreich is conducted independently of language courses at licensed ÖSD examination Centers throughout Austria.

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

ÖSD Zertifikat A2 / Österreich

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.