The NT2-II was established by CITO, the Dutch National Institute for Educational Measurement founded by the Ministry of Education and Science. It is a Dutch language proficiency test at an advanced level and is an equivalent to the CNaVT Uitgebreide Kennis. In contrast to the NT2-I, the NT2-II requires a higher level of abstraction and a wider range of vocabulary. Obtaining the certificate qualifies examinees to enter the higher education sector and work in the Netherlands.
- Reading: Consists of eight texts and forty multiple-choice items for a total time of 100 minutes.
- Writing: Consists of three tasks- completing a text, writing statements/short letters and an essay (150-300 words).
- Listening comprehension: Consists of forty multiple-choice questions in three sections.
- Speaking: Consists of three sections including questions requiring short and long responses and a monologue on a given topic/subject.
Examinees are awarded a 'pass' or 'fail' for each test section. The NT2-II diploma is awarded to candidates who have passed all four sections.