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Registration and information about the test

Lisätty 11.02.2019

On the website you'll find useful information about the test.
Please register for the test here:


The cooperative will send the invoice within 3 days. Remember that registration is binding! If you have not paid the invoice by the deadline, you will not be invited to the test and will be unable to participate in it.

The fee will not be returned even if you do not come to the test.


If you cannot take part in the test, please inform us immediately.  In case of illness, doctor's certificate is requiered. We cannot, however, return the test fee, because arranging the test involves costs. You may cancel your participation without charge if you do so before sending the invoice.  Unpaid invoices always go to the debt collection service.

For refund, we will deduct 50% processing fee.

Test venue and time

The test venue is in central Helsinki. More precise instructions are in the letter you will receive approximately 2 weeks before the test.

Proving your identity during the test

When coming to the test, you need to provide an official document with your photo to verify your identity (i.e. a passport or an identity card issued by the police). The driving license is not an official ID card. Without the necessary document proving your identity you won’t be allowed to attend the test.

Skill levels

Intermediate level means the levels 3 to 4, or B.1.1 to B.2.2. Advanced level means levels 5-6, or C1-C2 according to the European frame of reference. You can read descriptions of the skill levels in this link to the Department of Education website: Yleisten kielitutkintojen taitotasokuvaukset

or in English:
Test structure
You can also find a description of advanced level here.

Do consider whether your language skills are sufficient for the test!

Structure of test

The test consists of several parts which test different language skills. There are two written parts (reading comprehension and writing) as well as a studio part

(listening comprehension and speaking), and on the highest level an interview, which is videoed for assessment.

All instructions in the Finnish tests will be given in Finnish, in the English test on advanced level instructions will be given in English.

Test assessment

If you do not reach level 3, you do not get level 2; you get “below 3” on your certificate, (or “below 5 on the highest level). All tests are sent to Jyväskylä University for assessment. Different parts of the test are evaluated by different assessors, and many are assessed twice.  The test exercises are also compiled at Jyväskylä University, where the Centre for Applied Language Studies coordinates the National Language CertificateTests of the whole of Finland. 


If the links don’t work, just copy them into Google and try again.


The certificate is prepared by Jyväskylä University and is posted to the participant’s home address 1-2 months after the test. The assessment process can’t be accelerated. Be sure to write on the registration form an address to which the certificate can be sent.

Extra practice

You can practise the test exercises on these pages: Ylen Ykitreenit