I got my exam results yesterday, about 30 days after I took the exam.
With the exception of KNS, the rest of the exam questions can be quite tricky. I also experienced quite a number of annoyances - exam room was not soundproof thus was very distracting. Headset given didn't have a very good microphone, thus it did not pick up the last 'd' and 't's of recorded words. On top of that, either Lees or Spreek paper (can't remember) didn't give me enough time to review my answers. With that said, I left the embassy feeling upset and frustrated.
Against all odds, I managed to score the following:
Spreekvaardigheid (speaking) = 10
Leesvaardigheid (reading and tricky comprehension) = 9
Kennis van de Nederlandse Samenleving (Knowledge of Dutch Society) = 10
You need a 6 to pass. Full marks is 10.
Very surprising indeed!! I didn't take up any classes, just self-studied consistently using the NaarNederland study material, watched a lot of YouTube lessons, downloaded some Dutch language apps and role-played with my husband in Dutch. I identified my weaknesses and worked on that. I was already studying before I started the NaarNederland lessons - that helped build up my vocabulary - but when a stranger comes up to me, I can only understand half of what he says in Dutch, and I stutter my reply in broken Dutch The inburgering exam won't be as difficult as real life situations, but if you're a step ahead, it'll definitely prepare you.
All the best to those taking their exams soon!!