How to increase the chances of finding your desired study place using a test
Here you can find out all about our subject-specific scholastic aptitude tests such as the PhaST or the TM-WISO. In addition to general information on the procedure and preparation, you will also find links to the registration portals and the demo tests. If you have specific questions, the FAQ and our support will help you.
The most important information at a glance
Registration for the test is only possible online.
The participation in the test is subject to a fee.
The tests are held several days a year (mainly Saturdays). You may take each test only once a calendar year.
For admission you need a valid official photo ID and the invitation to the test. Note paper and pens will be provided for you in the test centre. (For security reasons, the use of your own pens and note paper is not permitted.)
The tests take approximately 3.5 to 4.5 hours (depending on the test) – including registration, admission, instruction. The tests are taken twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
Prepare yourself well for the test day. Work through the sample tasks and familiarise yourself with the demo version of the computer-based test system. Find out in good time how to get to the test centre.
Deception and attempted fraud are not allowed – nor are certain items.
Please follow the instructions of the test administrator carefully. These instructions, together with the written instructions provided with the test, are authoritative.
During the time specified for a particular task group, you may only navigate within that task group.
When in doubt, you should guess! Because no points are deducted for wrong answers.