EXAMS

  • The exam is based on multiple-choice questions for Foundation and Advanced Levels
  • For Expert Level, an essay is also required
  • Exams can be attempted without having attended a training course (e.g. through self-study)
  • Numbers of questions and exam lengths are:
    1. Foundation exams: 40 questions, length = 1 hour (75 minutes for candidates taking exams not in their native language)
    2. Advanced exams: different lengths and questions, depending on the module (25% more time for candidates taking exams not in their native language)
MODULE NUMBER OF
QUESTIONS
EXAM LENGTH
(IN MINUTES)
EXAM LENGTH
FOR NON NATIVE
LANGUAGE
NUMBER OF
QUESTIONS
65 180 225
ADVANCED TEST
ANALYST
60 180 225
ADVANCED TECHNICAL
TEST ANALYST
45 120 150

EXAM QUESTIONS

  • Questions are classified according to the cognitive level, the K-level (also known as level of knowledge):
    • K1 = Remember (recognize a term or concept)
    • K2 = Understand (able to explain a concept)
    • K3 = Apply (select correct application of concept or technique)
    • K4 = Analyze (can distinguish between facts and inferences for deeper understanding)
    • K5 = Evaluate (can make judgments based on criteria and standards)
    • K6 = Create (can put elements together to form a coherent or functional whole)
  • The number of questions for each topic is related to the length of the topic in the syllabus
  • For more details, see the FAQ section in the ISTQB® Website

Contact Information

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