The fide-exam is taken as an individual and consists of two parts:
Speaking Skills and
Reading Comprehension and
The tasks relate to situations of everyday life in Switzerland
The exam is progressive (it starts easy and gets more and more difficult to assess the language level): participants register for the exam without an indication of their desired level
The result is determined by your performance in the various parts of the exam. For example: you might get a different level indicator for your speaking than for your reading, but "failed" does not exist.
The fide exam is necessary, if you
have to prove your German at the request of an Office, for the naturalization process for Swiss citizenship or for the B or C settlement permit
want a job where you have to speak German
want to improve your knowledge of the German language
need a certificate to prove your language skills
Number of participants
The number of participants is limited; registrations are considered in the order of receipt.
You receive a written invitation by mail at least one week before the examination day.
The examination fee must be paid according to the payment deadline. The registration is only then considered definite and binding. Non-attendance or cancellations will not be refunded. You will receive the result at the earliest 4 weeks after examination day.