Aptitude test and cognitive skills
The TestAS is a test for international students who want to apply to an undergraduate program at a German university (Bachelor, Magister, Diploma or State Examination).
The test assesses cognitive skills that are necessary for university skills and helps you to identify your strengths, to choose a field of study which matches with your ability and to become familiar with the demands of your desired study program. The TestAS certificate is valid for a lifetime and takes place three times a year in English or German in 280 testing centers in 80 countries.
Note that it is not mandatory for studying in Germany!
The test assesses your general and subject-related aptitude in three modules: a language test, a core test, and a subject-specific test. It does not measure what you know, but rather your cognitive skills in general.
The language test assesses general language proficiency in German or English. Your language skills should be equivalent to or higher than level B1 of the European Framework of References for Languages.
Note that B1 is below the level required if you wish to study in Germany and that the language test module in the TestAS does not replace the recognised language examination required for admission to German universities, such as the TestDaF.