The National German Exam is administered each year to nearly 24,000 high school students in the second, third and fourth level of German. The Exam, now in its 53rd year, provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment. Exam results provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the country, as well as programmatic data. Exam results are among the criteria used in selecting the recipients of chapter awards and the national AATG/PAD Study Trip Awards, a four-week study trip program in Germany.
The 2013 Exam period is December 3, 2012 to February 1, 2013.