All About TestAS – Standardized test for study in Germany
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One of the popular destinations for study abroad aspirants is Germany.
Germany is home to many world-class universities and institutes which offers high-quality education at an affordable price. It is also known for renowned research opportunities.
From this article, you will get to know everything you need to know about TestAS, a standardized test.
What is TestAS?
- TestAS (Test for Academic Studies) is a standardized test intended for international study applicants (non-Europe) planning to do undergraduate studies at German universities.
- The test is a central standardised scholastic aptitude test which measures intellectual abilities particularly important for university studies.
- This exam is conducted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in different countries & centres 3-4 times in a year.
TestAS Structure and modules:
The test is available in two formats: Paper based test and Digital test
Students can take the test either in English or German language. This can be chosen at the time of test registration. All the questions are multiple choice questions. TestAS have the following the components:
- Language Test – 30 minutes
- Core Test – 88 questions in 110 minutes
The core test consists of the following four task groups:
- Solve quantitative problems (22 questions in 45 minutes):
Solving practical word problems
- Inferring relations (22 questions in 10 minutes):
Determining content-related relationships between terms
- Completing patterns (22 questions in 20 minutes):
Recognition and arrangement of rules in the figural realm
- Continuing Numerical series (22 questions in 25 minutes):
Recognize and apply rules in the numeric domain
- Subject Specific Test Modules – 145 to 150 minutes duration
Candidates have to choose one test of the following based on their interest of study.
- Humanities, cultural and social sciences
- Mathematics, Computer science and Natural sciences
TestAS test centres in India:
- Goethe-Institute Max Mueller Bhavan - Chennai
- British Council Examinations and English Services India – Kolkata
- British Council Examinations and English Services India – Mumbai
- British Council Examinations and English Services India – New Delhi
- Goethe-Institute/ Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi
- Goethe-Institute Max Mueller Bhavan - Pune
TestAS Test Dates:
- 30th November 2023
Registration period: 25th October 2023to 22nd November 2023
- Paper based:
- 22nd April 2023
Registration period: 22nd November to 10th March 2023
Registration period: 27th February to 23rd April 2023
Registration period: 28th July to 15th September 2023
TestAS Test Registration:
- https://www.testas.de/ is the official website to register for the test.
- TestAS Test fees in India is 150 Euros (approximately INR 13200/-)
TestAS scores and certificate:
- Students can get the TestAS results in about four weeks (paper-based TestAS) or two weeks (digital TestAS)
- The certificate has the grades for all the sections in the test. There is no pass or fail and there is no minimum required mark.
Do all German universities require the TestAS certificate?
- The TestAS certificate is recognised by German universities who have included it in their admission regulations.
- The weighting of the TestAS results, however, varies depending on the university.
- While TestAS is compulsory for some universities or subjects, it is optional for others.
- Some universities do not require TestAS.
- Please inquire at the university or faculty you are applying to if TestAS is considered for admission.