onSET Deutsch

Online Test for German as a Foreign Language

Developed by the TestDaF Institute, onSET Deutsch is an online placement test for German as a foreign language; it consists of a specially designed online cloze (gap-fill) test and tests language skills at levels A2–C1About proficiency levels:
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. The onSET Deutsch test is not a language examination that meets the requirements for entry to German universities; the certificate will not be in any way recognised as the equivalent of a DSH, Test DaF or similar German language certificate. The exam rather acts as a broad benchmark of a learner’s language skills and the corresponding level. The onSET Deutsch certificate can, however, be used by students from abroad as a confirmation of their knowledge of German in the context of DAAD scholarship applications for a period of study in Germany. As a licensed test centre, Sprachenakademie offers the exam regularly. The examination fee amounts to €35, including the registration fee. Please note: The exam will be conducted in a room at Sprachenakademie Aachen. It is unfortunately not possible to participate in the exam from a private computer at home.

Exam format and grading

The exam consists of 8 tasks and takes up to 40 minutes to complete. Each task comprises a gap-fill exercise with exactly 20 gaps. Candidates are allowed 5 minutes to complete each gap-fill exercise. One point is available for every correctly filled gap in a given exercise. The final onSET Deutsch score will be between 0 (lowest score) and 160 (highest score) points. Please take a look at the sample test on the onSET website to learn more about the test structure. Based on the number of points scored, the result will be categorised as being at under A2, A2, B1, B2, C1About proficiency levels:
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(or higher) . Immediately after the test, candidates can print out a certificate via the onSET Deutsch website on which their test result is provided.

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