What is TestAS Exam?
TestAS is the Test for Academic Studies. It is a systematic test organized by Society for Academic Study Preparation & Test Development Association for higher school students from India & other non-European countries who wish to study in Germany.
TestAS is entirely voluntary and examines students’ academic abilities & capabilities, which results in a student achieving acknowledgement into German universities.
What is the Examination Pattern for TestAS?
The examination pattern is the main asset which will help students to seek admission in prestigious universities in Germany through TestAS.
- During the registration process, students can go through four subject-specific modules & select one among them – Humanities, Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Computer Science & Natural Sciences, Engineering, Economics & Social Science.
- It is a must to know that every TestAS test consists of an online language test, a core test as well as a subject-specific module.
- Digitally half hour of time will be given, which examine the general language skills in German or English of a student.
- The core test examines the general skills of a student that are required in every academic course.
What are the Main Structure & Components of TestAS?
The TestAS exam is conducted in German as well as in English too. Some of the major modules, as well as subjects, are given below which is the most important part of the TestAS.
The core test identifies a student’s general skills which will need for university courses. Every student should give this exam in 1 hour 50 minutes which is divided into four sections. The core test consists of 4 subtests. Students will answer 22 questions each.
- Solve Quantitative Questions – Students should solve them in words, include brief sentences & need mathematical proofs & rough solutions. Students will be given 45 minutes to solve 22 questions in this subtest.
- Problem Inferring Relationships – Students should make connections between word pairs by using common themes here. Students will be given 10 minutes to solve 22 questions in this subtest.
- Completing Patterns – A chart with nine blocks will be given & eight blocks will contain figures. The 9th block will be a question mark.
The arrangement of figures executes according to the given rule. The student’s task is to find the rules & apply them to find the 9th figure. Students will be given 20 minutes to solve questions in this subtest.
- Continuing Numerical Series – Continuing numerical series supplies a series of numbers arranged according to the given rule. Knowledge of basic mathematics like addition, subtraction, multiplication & division is sufficient to answer these types of questions. Students will be given 25 minutes to solve 22 questions in this subtest.
Subject-Specific Test Module
Every student should choose one of four subject-specific modules reacting to he/she anticipated course of undergraduate studies.
Mainly subject-specific modules consist of subjects like Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science & Natural Sciences, and Economics.
Humanities, Cultural Studies & Social Sciences Module
The humanities, Cultural Studies & Social Sciences modules are divided into three subtests. Students will get 2 Hour 30 Minutes to answer these questions.
- Understanding & interpreting texts – Understanding & interpreting texts to examine a Student’s capability to read, understand & draw conclusions from short paragraphs. Developing language skills is a must here. Students will get 22 questions & 45 minutes will be given to solve the questions.
- Using representation systems flexibility – Representation systems flexibility shows the content of a text in a diagram. A diagrammatic illustration has to be put in words. Refer to influencing reasoning skills by showing text in charts to create general conclusions. Students will get 22 questions & 55 minutes will be given to solve the questions.
- Recognizing Linguistic Structures – Indicate capability to recognize language patterns & relationships. Students should need to derive definitions from unknown words & grammar in a fictional language and then use them to create new sentences. Students will get 22 questions & 50 minutes will be given to solve the questions.
Test indicates a student’s ability to interfere with their concepts from abstract to scientific & technical studies. This test module consists of three subtests. Students will solve 22 questions in each.
- Formalizing Technical Interrelationships – Students need to formalize the representation of data, and technical interrelationships by sending tech or science facts defined verbally into a formulaic presentation. The mainstream of this field is covered in physics. Students will be given 60 minutes to solve 22 questions in this subtest.
- Visualizing Solids – Identifying three-dimensional objects, Indicates students’ spatial sense. Students are questioned to infer perspectives of solid material from another view. This subtest consists of two parts (Question type 1 & Question type 2), consist 13 questions each. Students will be given 30 minutes to solve 26 questions in this subtest.
- Analysing Technical Interrelationship – Need to Analyse & explain figures, charts & tables representing technical laws & formulae. Astronomy, physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences questions appear here. This section contains questions from various technical areas. The student’s task is to imagine simple technical procedures & recognize technical interrelationships. Students will be given 6o minutes to solve 22 questions in this subtest.
Mathematics, Computer Science & Natural Sciences
The test modules of Mathematics, Computer Science & Natural Sciences consist of 2 subtests. Students will be given 22 questions to solve.
- Analysing Scientific Interrelationship – Examines a candidate’s general knowledge of natural science concepts by introducing them with texts & illustrations which need to sort out facts & then solve & figuring out questions. The question might be on the subjects of botany & geography. For scoring, purpose refers to high education science & math data. Students will be given 60 minutes to solve 22 questions.
- Understanding Formal Depictions – Consider the ability to interchange topics by figuring data shown in a text format in flowchart. Students will be given 85 minutes to solve 22 questions.
The test module of economics consists of 2 subtests. Students will be given 22 questions to solve.
- Analysing Economic Interrelationships – Examines students’ capability by analysing economic tables, charts & diagrams. Students will be given 65 minutes to solve 22 questions.
- Analysing Processes – Needs to convert economic facts into charts. Assesses critical & analytical ability skills by examining a proper sequence. Semi-natural science covers half of the natural science here.
The student’s task is to analyze interrelationships & interpret them correctly.
For each question, choose the correct option from the four given options. It will be in the form of A, B, C or D & mark the right option on your answer sheet. Students will be given 65 minutes to solve 22 questions.
What is the Cost for TestAS?
- TestAS exam fee is 150 Euro & students should pay it at the time of online registration.
- Reserved students may be eligible to take TestAS for free.
What is the Registration process for the TestAS?
- Acknowledgement to the TestAS exam, students need to visit https://www.testas.de. & register online.
- Specific dates are organized by exam centres. During registration, Students should have contact information, including their passwords & usernames.
The following are the steps to apply for TestAS:
- To register, all the students have to visit the official website of TestAS https://www.testas.de.Fill in your contact information, such as the student’s Email address & contact number.
- Students will receive a confirmation email & after confirmation, Students usernames & passwords will be generated..
- Enter the student’s generated username & password to log in & fix the test date & test centre.
- Students must choose the test language, core subject & module.
- To complete the registration process, students must pay the application fee. The application fee will be declared during the registration period.
The registration period for 2022 Digital TestAS & paper-based TestAS dates is given below.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Registration period: September 5 to November 14, 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022 (TestAS048)
Registration period: May 31 to September 15, 2022
Monday, December 12, 2022 (TestASZ017)
Registration period: October 4 to November 4, 2022
The registration period for 2023 Digital TestAS & paper-based TestAS dates are given below.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Registration period: February 7 to March 7, 2023
Saturday, June 03, 2023
Registration period: April 28 to May 26, 2023
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Registration period: October 25 to November 22, 2023
Thursday, February 23, 2023 (TestAS049)
Registration period: November 24, 2022, to January 12, 2023
Saturday, April 22, 2023 (TestAS050)
Registration period: January 13 to March 10, 2023
Saturday, October 21, 2023 (TestAS051)
Registration period: July 28 to September 15, 2023
How to Check TestAS Result?
- Students can check & download their results by visiting the official TestAS website.
- Login with the student username & password.
Where are the TestAS centres in India Located?
Students across India who want to register for TestAS can visit any of the following centres given below.
1. Goethe Institute / Max Muller Bhavan – Chennai.
No.4, 5th St, Rutland Gate, Srirampuram, Thousand Lights West, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006.
2. Goethe Institute / Max Muller Bhavan – Bangalore.
716, Chinmaya Mission Hospital Rd, First Stage, Defence Colony, Indiranagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560038
3. British Council Examination & English Services – Chennai.
737, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002
4. British Council Examination & English Services – Kolkata.
L&T Chambers, 16, Camac St, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017
5. British Council Examination & English Services – New Delhi.
17, KG Marg, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
6. British Council Examination & English Services – Mumbai.
901, 9th Floor, Tower 1 one Indiabulls Centre, 841, Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
7. British Council Examination & English Services – Pune.
British Council, Ramsukh House, 3rd Floor, Ganeshkhind Road, Near Sancheti Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra 411001