Test execution

Test execution

The test execution (including registration and admittance) takes approximately 4 to 5 hours (depending on the test). The pure processing of the tasks takes – if the full processing time and all break times are fully used – between 3.5 and 4.5 hours.

The test will take place twice per day; once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

Registration begins at 8:15 am (morning) or 1:45 pm (afternoon).

Please arrive at the test center by this time at the latest!

The address of the test center is noted on the invitation letter (Attention! In some cities we have several test centers, make sure you get to “your” test center).

To register you will need a valid official photo identification (e.g. identity card, passport) and your invitation letter.

Admittance to the test room(s) takes place between 8:30 am and 8:45 am (morning) or between 2:00 pm and 2:15 pm (afternoon).

You can choose any seat you like in the test room. Make sure that you do not bring any prohibited items with you!

There is a table for depositing food and drinks in the test room. Eating and drinking at the work desk is not allowed!

Before the test starts, you will receive the login data for the online test, the necessary materials, and all important instructions on how to complete the test in the test room.

The test starts between 8:45 am and 9:00 am (morning) or 2:15 pm and 2:30 pm (afternoon).

We will only start the test before 9:00 am (morning) or 2:30 pm (afternoon), if all registered test participants are present.

After the start of the test – i.e. at 9:00 am (morning) or 2:30 pm (afternoon) at the latest – admission is no longer possible!

After logging into the test system (please note that the login data does not match the login data for the registration system!) you start with the completion of the test.

Each test consists of several groups of exercises which you have to process in the given time. The system automatically ends the group of exercises when the time has ended. You may see how much time you have left by looking at the displayed clock. During the last five minutes, the font colour of the clock changes to red.

Between the groups of exercises you have three times a predetermited five-minute-break.

Of course, you are allowed to eat and drink (at the designated place in the test room), go to the toilet, or simply take a deep breath during the processing time. During this time, however, the processing time continues.

You may actively end both the task groups and the breaks, thus shortening the allocated time. You may not return to a completed task group!

The test is normally completed at around 1 pm (morning) or 6:30 pm (afternoon). The exact end time depends on the test.

If you finish much before the scheduled end of the test, you may be able to leave the test room. If there is disturbance due to several participants wanting to finish the test simultaneously, you will have to wait until all participants have finished their tests. Please keep quiet out of respect for the participants who are still working.

The test documents are collected individually at the work desk.

When booking a train or flight, please allow for a time buffer, as we will not be liable for any additional costs due to cancellations, rebookings etc. in case the test ends later!

You may download the test results from your user account a few days after the test date. We will inform you by e-mail when they are available.

Here you can find out, when the results will be retrievable at the latest.

The deadlines have been coordinated with the universities. You will receive your result so that you may submit it to the university within the given time frame.

You can find out more about the evaluation here.

Morning

8:15 am

Start of registration

8:45 am

Admittance and instructions on processing the test

9:00 am

Start of
the test
Processing of several
groups of exercises

Approx. 1 pm

End of the test (exact ending time depends on the particular test)

Afternoon

1:45 pm

Start of registration

2:15 pm

Admittance and instructions on processing the test

2:30 pm

Start of
the test
Processing of several
groups of exercises

Approx. 6:30 pm

End of the test (exact ending time depends on the particular test)