Test for programmes
in natural science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Discover academic potential for science studies

ITB-Science is a psychometric subject-specific test for assessing aptitude to study in the field of natural science, technology, engineering and mathematics. ITB-Science consists of four modules, each comprising 15 exercises, which have proven successful in predicting academic success:

  • Quantitative Problems
  • Figural Problems
  • Analysing Texts
  • Graphs and Tables


Duration: 2 hours, 60 exercises

Test languages: English and German

Implementation: Online on campus, online-proctored at home or paper-based on campus.

Participation fee: 90 Euro (including VAT), 140 Euro for late registrations.

Why do organisations use ITB-Science?

Proven test modules for the prediction of study success

Quantitative problems

measures quantitative skills and assumes a basic knowledge of mathematics.

Figural problems

consists of matrices that test reasoning in the figurative domain and general cognitive skills.

Analysing Texts

measures text comprehension and critical thinking using subject-related texts from the field of study.

Graphs and tables

measures competence in understanding illustrations and diagrams on various topics in the field of study, critical thinking, quantitative abilities and data literacy.

For more information regarding test development, implementation and evaluation, download the procedural notes:

Test Dates 2024

Registration for Test Dates in 2024 will open on 03.01.2024 at 9:00 am (CET)

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration Period
25.05.202424.04.2024, 12:00 noon08.05.2024
29.06.202429.05.2024, 12:00 noon12.06.2024
30.11.202430.10.2024, 12:00 noon13.11.2024

Only test appointments with free places are displayed in the registration portal. Your results will be available for download in your user account no later than ten days after the test!

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