2. ÖIF or ÖSD?
The most frequently selected exam formats are ÖIF and ÖSD. What is the difference between the two?
You can also find more information in the ÖIF FAQs: https://sprachportal.integrationsfonds.at/print/faq
You can also find more information in the ÖSD FAQs: https://www.osd.at/faq-haeufig-gestellte-fragen
So now,how can you decide? If you need the certificate for an official body (office, authority, employer, university, etc.), it may be that one of the two or another examination format is specifically required. Before registering for an examination, please check with the authority, university or responsible body to see if there is a prescribed examination model.
If you need a C-level exam, you have to choose ÖSD, as this is not offered by the ÖIF. If you need an integration exam at level A1 you must choose ÖIF, as this is not offered by ÖSD. For all other levels you have the choice.
If you can decide for yourself, learn about the formats under point 3, so that you can decide more easily. The formats are similar, but not the same.
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