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Language test (C-Test)

Language Test (C-test)

The C-test is a computer-based test with a high degree of prognostic accuracy. It takes 25 minutes. It consists of authentic texts in which words have been systematically “damaged” and are to be reconstructed by the person taking the test. This presupposes that they know the language with its vocabulary, rules, and its cultural background.

We recommend that all students take this test before the beginning of their studies. If passed with at least 65 points, it can be recognized in the context of module P3.

Please note: Even if you earn 65 points or more, you still need to register for the General Language Course in LSF!

C-Test date for the winter term 2022/23:

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, 2 - 3.30 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2 - 3.30 pm

Email registration (beginning Sept.20) until the following date:

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 and
Monday, Oct. 10, 2022 (noon)


Please state your name, date of birth, “Matrikelnummer“ (matriculation number) and major/minor subjects of study.

Where to go

The test will take place in the computer lab (Multimedia-Sprachlabor, Schellingstr. 3/VG, room 420a, fourth floor), and since there is only a limited number of seats available the registered students receive an email stating the assigned time of their exam.

Please bring your ID card (“Personalausweis“ or passport) and “Immatrikulationsbescheinigung“ (certificate of enrollment).

Recognition of other language tests

Some tests, such as TOEFL or Cambridge, or tests taken at other universities, either in Germany or abroad, can be recognized; this will be considered individually. Please contact the student adviser.

How to prepare

  • This demo-version shows how the so-called C-test works, using a relatively short text passage;
  • Here (pdf, 123 KB) you find a number of examples corresponding to the length of the real test, that is 4 texts with 25 blanks each. This file contains important information as to the format of the test. We recommend that you only download the file containing the solutions once you have carefully filled in the blanks yourself.

Last but not Least

As stated above, at least 65 points are needed to pass the C-test. Otherwise, the General Language Course needs to be attended.

The results will be available in office 209 and 210 (Schellingstr. 3/VG).