Norwegian language test

Here is a link to online resources for learners of Norwegian:

Free resources for Norwegian language training

What does the test look like?

Below you will find examples of all the task types found in the test. The test does not test factual knowledge, only langauge. When you do sample tasks you will not find out which level you are at. But you will see how many tasks you answer correctly.

When you open the link to a set of sample tasks, you can choose whether you want to take the tasks in bokmål or nynorsk.

You will take the test on a PC, so it is a good idea to practice with on a PC. The sample tests do not work on mobile or tablet.

 Information in Norwegian:

Level A1-A2 Level A2-B1 Level B1-B2
Lytteforståelse
(A1–A2)
Lytteforståelse
(A2–B1)
Lytteforståelse
(B1–B2)
Leseforståelse
(A1–A2)
Leseforståelse
(A2–B1)
Leseforståelse
(B1–B2)
Skriftlig framstilling
(A1–A2)
Skriftlig framstilling
(A2–B1)
Skriftlig framstilling
(B1–B2)
Norsk tegnspråk for voksne innvandrere
(A1–A2)
Norsk tegnspråk for voksne innvandrere
(A2–B1)
 

 Do you want to know more about the oral test? Examples of test questions (pdf).

Here you can see sample answers to the writing test (pdf)

The Norwegian language test measures language proficiency at levels A1, A2, B1 and B2.

For the written presentation part of the test and for the oral part of the test you need to register for a test at level A1–A2, A2–B1 or B1–B2. Our self-assessment forms can help you to choose the right level.

Here is a simple explanation of what the levels mean:

A1

You can understand and use familiar, everyday words and expressions. You can participate in a simple conversation if the person you are speaking to speaks slowly and clearly and helps you.

A2

You can participate in simple conversations about common and practical activities that you are familiar with. You can read and understand short, simple texts related to your work. You can write short, simple messages and describe experiences and events using simple phrases and sentences.

B1

You can understand the main points of clear text and speech about familiar topics that you often encounter in connection with work, school and leisure. You can manage in most situations that may arise, and can write simple texts on familiar topics and briefly explain and justify opinions and plans.

B2

You can understand the main content of complex or academic texts, including academic discussions within your own discipline, and are able to participate in conversations using relatively spontaneous and fluent language, and you can write clear, detailed and argumentative texts on a wide range of topics.

How can I improve my result?

To reach a higher level, you need to improve your language proficiency in various ways:

  • You need to be able to use the language more flexibly and more precisely, in more (unfamiliar) situations, and in connection with more topics.
  • At higher levels, you can understand spoken language even when there is background noise or several people talking at the same time. You can read long texts, including those without a clear structure.

A teacher can explain and give you advice on how to improve even more and reach the next level.