If you have decided to take the TestDaF, you should already have a good knowledge of German. The TestDaF Institute recommends at least 700 German teaching units. It is better if you have already taken part in around 1,000 teaching units. As the TestDaF primarily tests knowledge of German for studying at a university in Germany, you should have good intermediate or even advanced knowledge. The main test is whether you can adequately receive science-language texts (reading or listening) and can participate in communication in courses and in everyday university life (writing and speaking). Your communicative competence is therefore more important than rendering z. B. grammatical rules and structures. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the format of the TestDaF. We offer many exercise options for this.
Let yourself be tested
You register yourself online for an exam on the TestDaF Institute website. A valid passport and bank details are required to register. The TestDaF costs € 175. The examination fee is paid directly to the TestDaF institute by bank transfer or direct debit.
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The TestDaF exam consists of the following parts:
Reading comprehension (60 minutes)
listening comprehension (40 minutes)
Written expression (60 minutes)
Oral expression (30 minutes
Each part of the exam is assessed individually. The TestDaF levels that can be achieved in the exam vary between TDN 3 and TDN 5.
The TestDaF TDN 4 corresponds to level B2 / C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Registration and fees:
You register yourself online on the website of the TestDaF Institutes for an exam. A valid passport and bank details are required to register.
The TestDaF costs € 175. The exam fee is paid directly to the TestDaF Institute by bank transfer or direct debit