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Placement Tests for the Summer Semester 2023

26 January 2023 (Thu) 3 to 6 p.m.
03 March 2023 (Fri) 9 a.m. to 12 noon
06 April (Thu) 9 a.m. to 11 April 2023 (Tue) 11 a.m.*

*It is possible to take the placement test during this period at all times. Please be aware that due to the holidays, telephone support (+49 (0)234 32 25189) will only be available on 06 April 2023 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 11 April 2023 8 to 11 a.m.

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 SoSe 2023" 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 03 March at 12 noon. This means that a test that is started on 03 March at 11:40 a.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.