This FAQ from HDC-German Knowledge Sprachzentrum Cebu City contains the most commonly asked questions about the A1 Examination.
Q: What do I need this exam for?
A: You need it for visa application (fiancé visa and family reunion) at the German Embassy Manila
Q: When and where can I take this exam?
A: You can take the exam here in Cebu City at the HDC-German Knowledge Sprachzentrum
Q: Is there a minimum age requirement?
A: Yes. You should at least be 16 years old in order to take the exam
Q: Where can I get free training materials?
A: You can download a sample exam at: http://www.osd.at/default.aspx?SIid=50&LAid=2
Q: How many hours of German lessons do I need before I can take the A1 exam?
A: We advise our students to enroll in the German A1 Course first before taking the exam. This course is equivalent to 144 – 160 units or 108 – 120 hours
Q: What level is the Start Deutsch exam?
A: It corresponds to the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Q: How many points do I need to pass the exam?
A: A1/A2 exam: 60 points out of 100
A: B1 exam: each module 60 points out of 100
A: B2 exam: written 42 points / speaking 18 points = 60 points out of 100
Q: If I don't pass, can I take the exam again?
A: Yes, but you have to register and pay the examination fee again
Q: How will I get my certificate?
A: Pick it up at the HDC German Knowledge Sprachzentrum office
A: Pay 300 Php, and it will be send by LBC (if your address is reachable)
Q: What should I do in case I lose my certificate?
A: Please get in touch with the registrar, HDC-German Knowledge Sprachzentrum in Cebu City. A duplicate certificate costs € 15.00 plus shipping costs for LBC (Wien to Cebu City)
Q: Can I study or work in Germany with this certificate?
A: The A1 certificate is unfortunately not enough for acceptance in a German university. You need a higher educated Level for Studying (A2, B1 and B2).