TestDaF-German as a Foreign Language tests in Austria

The TestDaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) refers to “German as a foreign language“. TestDaF is regulated by TestDaF Institute and is an internationally recognized and globally standardized language examination, testing language proficiency of non-native German Speakers. The TestDaF exam is the language aptitude that makes admission to a Higher Education Institution in Austria easier. 

TestDaF comprises of four sections, namely, reading comprehension, written expression, oral expression/speaking and listening comprehension. You can chose to appear for Digital Test or Paper Based Test.

Structure of Digital TestDaF

Read - 7 exercises - 34 items
Approx. 55 minutes *

Listen - 7 tasks - 30 items
About 40 minutes

Write - 2 tasks - About 60 minutes

Speak - 7 tasks - Approx. 35 minutes

* The processing time and the number of questions can vary in each part of the exam. However, all participants receive a test of the same length.

Structure of Paper Based TestDaF

Reading comprehension
3 reading texts: 30 items: 60 minutes

Listening comprehension
3 audio texts: 25 items: 40 minutes

1 task: 60 minutes

Oral Expression
7 tasks: 35 minutes

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