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Get a first insight into the ÖSD exam format online. Register and practise your reading, listening, and writing skills. Practice whenever and wherever you want. As a thank you for registering for free, you will receive a 5% discount on the practice materials in the ÖSD-Webshop.

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Practice materials  

Would you like to prepare more intensively with additional examples? use the extensive practice materials. These include a practice materials  for the exam, 2-3 practice examples, solutions, and many helpful details about the exam tasks. 

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Online- practice exam

To make sure you are as well prepared as possible for the exam, it is worth taking a look at the exam: Take the practice exam from the comfort of your own home!  Safe, fast, effective – and with detailed feedback from ÖSD experts. 

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Do you have questions?

Here you will find useful information about registration, procedures and recognition of ÖSD exams. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by phone on +43 1 319 3395 or by email info@osd.at.


  • What is the ÖSD?
    The ÖSD is a non-profit organisation who develop internationally recognized exams for German as a foreign or second language. "ÖSD" stands for "Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch" as well as "Österreich, Schweiz, Deutschland" (Austria, Switzerland, Germany). Our exams are communicative- and pluricentric-oriented, cover all levels (A1–C2) corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and incorporate different standard variations of the German language.
  • Where can I sit for an exam?
    ÖSD exams are available worldwide. You can find a list of all licensed ÖSD exam centres here.
  • What do I need to register for an exam?
    A valid identity document (passport, identity card, etc.) is required for registration. For further information, please contact your respective ÖSD exam centre.
  • Which exam should I take?
    Our free online sample tests will assist you in finding the particular level best fitting your abilities. After registering, the exam centre of your choice will offer advice and guidance on exam preparation.
  • How can I prepare for an ÖSD exam?
    In any case, you should familiarize yourself with the respective exam and the corresponding tasks. Many ÖSD examination centers offer targeted preparation courses for individual exams. In addition, ÖSD offers you further tools to prepare for your exam:  
    • Take a look at the respective sample tests before you sit for the exam. This will give you a first impression of how an ÖSD exam is structured.
    • We also recommend our practice materials. In addition to our existing sample tests containing solutions, these provide further practice tests, comments on the exams with advice on solving them, general information on the exams and an audio CD with listening texts.
    • Test-Training digital gives you an insight into our exams. In addition, you can also try them online.
    • Finally, ÖSD offers the possibility of taking a mock exam, where your performance will be evaluated by our ÖSD experts just like in a real exam. You will not only receive a grade, but also detailed feedback on your performance and experience an authentic exam situation.
  • How can I become an ÖSD examiner?
    In order to become an ÖSD examiner, you have to fit the profile requirements for an ÖSD examiner and participate in ÖSD examiner training. The training consists of an introductory presentation, as well as one exam and level-specific training. Two trial assessments for each exam/level must be submitted within two months of the training. Upon successful completion of this initial qualification, you will receive an ÖSD examiner licence and are thereby permitted to conduct examinations. To extend the validity of your examiner licence, regular requalification is required.
  • Can I take an ÖSD integration exam in my native country as well?
    No, ÖSD integration exams are only available in Austria. All other ÖSD exams can be sat in your native country (e.g. ÖSD Zertifikat A1), which third-country nationals need as proof of language competence in German before immigration.