NT2-II State Examination: Self-Study preparation

This preparation is meant for participants who have finished the course B1 > B2, and people with an equivalent level.


The self-study package is a combination of readers and material in Nestor, the University of Groningen’s electronic learning environment. Upon registration you will receive readers, mock exams in reading and writing and access to the electronic learning environment. You will also be provided with the e-mail address of a teacher who can give you feedback should you request this.



You will receive a syllabus containing writing assignments, writing tips and old Cito model exams. Sample answers for the exercises and the exams are included. The reader also contains an assessment model for the exam. Your mock exam will be the most recent model exam from the Cito. If you wish, a teacher can mark 3 of your exercises: a short assignment, a medium-length one and a long one. The mock exam will be marked in line with the official exam requirements.


You will receive a syllabus containing instructions and exercises to prepare you for the speaking exam, as well as Cito model exams and an assessment scheme. You can record your responses via the electronic learning environment. As with the written assignments, a teacher can correct 3 of your exercises: one short, one medium-length and one long monologue. The teacher can also assess the mock exam according to the official assessment norms.


You will receive a syllabus containing Cito model exams. The texts can be listened to via Nestor, the electronic learning environment. The most recent model exam can also be found on Nestor.


You will receive a syllabus containing directions and instructions. A number of old Cito model exams are included as exercise material, including the answers and where to find them. The relevant pass mark is also stated. Your mock exam will be a recent model exam from the Cito, including the answers and the pass mark.


Please contact the teacher, Birgit Lijmbach, to register for this self-study package.

You cannot use your DUO loan for this self-study package as DUO only reimburses courses.

Registration for the NT2-II State Examination

  • More information about this examination can be found on the website of the organizing body, the DUO - IB-groep. At DUO you can also register for the State Examination.
  • General information about the State Examination as well as model exams can be found on the site of the Board of Examinations. This site also contains a number of model exams.

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