TestDaf in Bamberg

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Detailed information on the structure of TestDaF

The TestDaF exam structure

The total exam. time is 190 minutes plus a break of around 50 minutes.

I. Reading comprehension – 60 minutes:

This section of the exam. consists of 3 texts of increasing difficulty.

  • Text 1 = A short text from an everyday situation at university – matching ten statements to short paragraphs = 10 minutes
  • Text 2 = journalistic text on an academic subject – 10 questions must be answered, 450-550 words, multiple choice (three possibilities) = 20 minutes
  • Text 3 =Academic specialist text – 10 questions must be answered, 550-600 words, multiple choice (three possibilities) = 20 minutes
    Transcribing answers = 10 minutes

BREAK = 05 minutes

II. Listening Comprehension – 40 minutes:

This section of the exam. consists of three spoken texts of increasing difficulty.

  • Text 1 = Everyday conversation, dialogue from university life. The conversation lasts 2-3 minutes, there are 8 questions and answers must be given in key words. You will hear the dialogue only once.
  • Text 2 = A radio interview or discussion on a subject related to study or a general academic subject. The interview lasts 3-4 minutes. You must determine whether ten statements are true or false. You will hear the interview only once.
  • Text 3 = This is a longer text – a presentation or another interview on an academic subject. The text lasts 4-5 minutes and you will hear it twice.
    Transcribing answers = 10 minutes

BREAK = 30 minutes

III. Written Expression = 60 minutes

For this section of the exam. you are required to write a text. An integral part of this section is the description of facts which are represented in diagrammatic or tabular form. In constructing the text, the following structure should be taken into account: introduction – linking paragraph – description of a diagram or table – linking paragraph – main argument – conclusion.

BREAK = 10 minutes

IV. Oral Expression = 30 minutes

This section of the exam. consists of 7 oral tasks. You will be required to give information – specifically to give advice, make requests and to persuade somebody of your point of view. In addition you must describe a diagram or table and express and justify your opinion on a specified topic.

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