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How to become a German – der Einbürgerungstest


Yesterday I was watching ‚Der große deutsche Einbürgerungs-Test‘ on German TV, a show on the naturalisation test that applicants have to pass if they want to get the German citizenship.

They had a couple of not German-born ‘Promis’ (celebs) as guests and the audience divided into 5 groups: teachers, students, civil servants, traditionalists and immigrants. They were all asked 50 (out of a pool of 310) questions and then the answers were discussed and the results announced. To ‘pass’ the test one needed 50% correct answers and only very few people in the audience failed it. One teacher answered all the questions correctly and was the fastest, she won a holiday in the Caribbean for that (nice!). Generally, the teachers got the highest average result and none of them failed the test.

All the celebrity guests passed the test and their results were generally good. In the real life the applicants need to answer 17 out of 33 questions correctly to pass the citizenship test and get the German passport.

It was interesting to see and to prove my own knowledge of the country I live in. I would have passed the test without any problems, although there were a couple of questions where I wasn’t 100% sure about the correct answer. Well, all in all it definitely made me think about the choice of a place to live again and I feel now I should still get to know Germany a bit better.

If you want to check how German you are, check out this test with original naturalization test questions and once you’re ready and done with that, move on to the second part of der Einbürgerungstest to check if you could become a German citizen! Viel Erfolg!


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  2. Hey, I passed with 100%, yay! Well… I’m a native German and used to have social science as an advanced course. It would be pretty sad, if I had already forgotten everything I’d learned there!

    I didn’t see the show, but I heard it was cool.

    By the way, it’s kind of cool to see that people from foreign countries actually like German! I was under the impression that especially native English-speakers hated German because it sounded so aggressive.
    Anyways! Keep on posting, Miss V!

    Posted by Daveo | May 1, 2010, 10:45 am
  3. great post as usual!

    Posted by MarkSpizer | May 2, 2010, 12:51 pm
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