Examination Foundation Level, Model-Based Tester

Below you will find information about what to expect from a course for Model-Based Tester and what you as a student should pay attention to before taking an exam for ISTQB Model-Based Tester arranged by SSTB.


You must have a certificate on ISTQB Foundation Level Core to be able to participate in an exam for Model-Based Tester (a foundation certificate for e.g. ISEB is valid as well). The certificate must be shown to the proctor before the exam starts.

Currently there is no accredited course in Model-Based Tester.
You can read the Syllabus and look at the refrences there. There is also a book on MBT that covers the topics in the Syllabus. See here

See Examination dates for available examinations

Examination content

  • 40 questions
  • All questions are Multiple Choice questions
  • Cognitive level K1 - K3
  • Each question is worth 1 point
  • No penalties (minus points) for wrong answers
  • Totally 40 points
  • 26 points or more are needed to pass

Who can take the exam?

Anyone can take the exam, but SSTB recommends that you have a basic level of knowledge within the field. You must also be certified on Foundation Level. See about Preparations above.

Duration of examination

Currently there is no exam in Swedish.
Exam in English: 1:00 (if English is not your native language the time is 1:15)