What to expect on the exam day?

The exam day: What to expect on the day of the written Norskprøven?

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What to expect on the day of the written Norskprøven? 

On the day of the exam, candidates must arrive on time before the exam starts. Make sure you bring valid identification (passport, driver's license) and the candidate number that was sent to you. This will be checked before the exam begins.

Candidates must switch off their mobile phones and put their belongings in a designated place in the examination hall.

Here is a checklist in case you are going to take the exam:
  • Make sure you are on time and not late for the exam. This prevents stress, which can have a major impact on your result. In addition, you may be rejected if you arrive after the exam has started.
  • Bring valid identification.
  • Check that you write your name, address and ID number correctly on the candidate list.
  • Bring a receipt for the paid exam fee if you have paid by invoice or directly to the test location.
  • You are not allowed to use your own stationery. You can be given a pencil and paper if you wish. Paper must be returned before leaving the exam premises.
  • The mobile phone must be switched off and put away. Having your mobile phone in your pocket or by your seat can be considered cheating.

The exam day: What to expect on the day of the oral Norskprøven?

What to expect on the day of the oral Norskprøven?

You will receive your candidate number, the location where the test will take place, and the time of attendance for the oral test approximately 10 days before the exam day. Plan your route to the exam venue to avoid delays and stress. You will be called up by the examiners at the specified time and your ID will be checked.

The oral exam takes around 20–30 minutes.

The oral Norwegian test level B1–B2

The assignments at level B1–B2 of the oral Norskprøven have the same warm-up exercise as other levels: to introduce yourself briefly.

You may be given an extra task if the examiners need to hear more to finalise mark. There may be questions or you may be asked for example, to describe a graph/drawing/illustration. Questions can follow in addition. Here the candidate does not have much time to think and must answer quite quickly and correctly.

Tips for the oral Norskprøven
  • Speaking correct Norwegian is more important than the content.
  • It is important that you expand your vocabulary.
  • Emphasis is placed on pronunciation.
  • Grammar.
  • Language fluency.
  • Speak slowly, clearly and correctly.
  • Don't speak too slowly.

If you are going to take the written part of the Norwegian test, check out this page for some tips.