Now that the higher level exam Bergenteset has been discontinued, (since October 2022), the exam that you will need to take is called Norskprøven.
Norskprøven exams go from A1 to C1, you can take Norskprøven in Bokmål or Nynorsk.
What is Bokmål and Nynorsk?
Bokmål and Nynorsk are the written varieties of Norwegian. Dialects are the spoken varieties of the language.
Even though bokmål is based on Danish and nynorsk is based on different Norwegian dialects, some dialects are similar to bokmål, some to nynorsk.
Bokmål is the dominant variety in most of Norway.
Most Norwegians speak a dialect from the region where they grew up.
The dialect that is the most similar to bokmål is the one from Oslo.
There are many reasons why is important to undertake a Norskprøven:
• for educational purposes
• for job applications
• to apply for a permanent residence permit
• to apply for citizenship
For example, in Norway, a requirement for higher education admission is to document skills in B2 of Norwegian.
Norskprøven is the official Norwegian language test.
You can find detailed information about Norskprøven in Kompetanse Norge, which is the Norwegian official website for the test.
Who can take the Norskprøven?
As in most European countries, Norskprøven is based on the CEFR levels.
The CEFR organizes language proficiency in six levels, A1 to C2 where A1 is beginner and C2 is the native level.’
In Norskprøven there is a test for each level, meaning that you will have to course A1 for beginners first.
Which level should I sign-up for?
You can book a call with us, and we will help you decide which level would suit you the best.
Can Norsk Hjemme help me prepare for Norskprøven?
Our students have a high ratio of success passing the Norskprøven every year. We can help you, book a free 15-minute call today.
Exam structure & where to take it:
The exam is divided into 2:
• The written test (3 parts):
1. reading (75 minutes)
2. writing (90 minutes)
3. listening (30 minutes)
• The oral test (1 part).
1. a conversation, and individual speaking
When taking the oral exam, you will do it with another candidate, with an approximate time of 25 minutes.
In contrast to the extinct Bergenteset, you will have to take Norskprøven in Norway.
All the municipality offers the exam, usually twice a year.
For detailed information, you can refer to Kompetanse Norge, which is the Norwegian official website for the test.
Takes approximately six weeks after taking the exam.