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Placement Tests for the Winter Semester 2022/23

20 July 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
22 August 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
27 September 2022 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
29 September 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (CHANGED!!!)

No registration is required.

Placement tests will be carried out on the special test instance of Exam-Moodle from home. The corresponding Exam-Moodle course "Einstufungen WiSe 2022/23" is only available on the respective test day and is accessible without a password.

The placement tests have a different duration depending on the language (see here). However, regardless of the individual test duration, the procedure closes for all tests at the same time, for example on 27 September at 6 p.m. This means that a test that is started on 27 September at 5:40 p.m., for example, cannot be completed. Please allow enough time to complete the test.

Technical requirements

You will need a PC or laptop with internet access (NOT a mobile phone and
preferably NOT a tablet).
Please use your RUB login-ID and your password to log in to
If you do not have a RUB login-ID, click on "Neues Konto anlegen?" to create a guest access.
RUB students can also create guest access if they do not have their RUB login-ID at hand: In this case, please do NOT use your RUB e-mail address.

If you wish to be tested in Arabic, Chinese or Japanese, or if you
are a native speaker of Polish, Russian or Turkish, you will need to use
a browser other than Internet Explorer or Safari and will need a headset with a microphone.

For Russian you also need a Cyrillic keyboard. Here you can read how to activate it.

Preparation for the test

You can try out the demoversion of the Placement test on Exam-Moodle.