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The German (Basics/A1) test evaluates a candidate's knowledge of introductory German language skills at the A1 level of the CEFR framework. It assesses their ability to understand and use common greetings and phrases, count and identify numbers, describe everyday activities, talk about family and relationships, and communicate basic needs for shopping, ordering, and dining.

Covered skills:

  • Greetings and Introductions
  • Basic Vocabulary
  • Daily Activities
  • Food and Drinks
  • Time and Dates
  • Directions and Locations
  • Numbers and Counting
  • Family and Relationships
  • Shopping and Ordering
  • Hobbies and Interests
  • Transportation
  • Weather and Seasons

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface German (Basics/A1) Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Analysts



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The German (Basics/A1) test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Ability to greet and introduce oneself in German
  • Ability to count and use numbers in German
  • Ability to use basic vocabulary in German
  • Ability to talk about family and relationships in German
  • Ability to describe daily activities in German
  • Ability to shop and order items in German
  • Ability to discuss food and drinks in German
  • Ability to talk about hobbies and interests in German
  • Ability to tell time and discuss dates in German
  • Ability to describe transportation in German
  • Ability to give directions and discuss locations in German
  • Ability to talk about weather and seasons in German
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

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Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

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With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!


Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment German (Basics/A1) test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

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Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the German (Basics/A1) test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

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Reason #9

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About the German (Basics/A1) Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment German (Basics/A1) test?

The German (Basics/A1) test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Ability to greet and introduce in German
  • Proficiency in numbers and counting in German
  • Knowledge of basic vocabulary in German
  • Understanding of family and relationship terms in German
  • Familiarity with daily activities in German
  • Ability to shop and order in German
  • Knowledge of food and drinks vocabulary in German
  • Interest and hobbies in German
  • Understanding of time and dates in German
  • Knowledge of transportation terms in German

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the German (Basics/A1) test?

  • Greetings and Introductions

    This skill measures the ability to greet others and introduce oneself in German. It is important to assess this skill as it showcases the candidate's understanding of basic social interactions and their ability to use appropriate language in different contexts.

  • Numbers and Counting

    This skill evaluates the candidate's knowledge of numbers and their ability to count in German. It is necessary to measure this skill as it demonstrates the candidate's familiarity with numerical concepts and their capacity to perform basic calculations in everyday situations.

  • Basic Vocabulary

    This skill assesses the candidate's grasp of fundamental vocabulary words in German. It is crucial to evaluate this skill as it showcases the candidate's ability to comprehend and use essential terms that form the building blocks of the language.

  • Family and Relationships

    This skill evaluates the candidate's understanding of family members, relationships, and kinship terms in German. It is important to measure this skill as it demonstrates the candidate's ability to discuss familial connections and describe personal relationships in the language.

  • Daily Activities

    This skill measures the candidate's proficiency in discussing daily activities and routines in German. It is crucial to assess this skill as it showcases the candidate's ability to express common actions and describe their typical daily schedule in the language.

  • Shopping and Ordering

    This skill assesses the candidate's ability to engage in shopping-related conversations and place orders in German. It is necessary to measure this skill as it demonstrates the candidate's competence in understanding and using vocabulary and phrases related to shopping and making purchases.

  • Food and Drinks

    This skill evaluates the candidate's understanding of food and drink vocabulary in German. It is important to assess this skill as it showcases the candidate's ability to discuss and describe different food items and beverages, enabling effective communication in various gastronomic situations.

  • Hobbies and Interests

    This skill measures the candidate's proficiency in talking about hobbies, interests, and leisure activities in German. It is crucial to evaluate this skill as it demonstrates the candidate's ability to discuss personal interests and engage in conversations about recreational pursuits in the language.

  • Time and Dates

    This skill assesses the candidate's understanding of telling time and discussing dates in German. It is necessary to measure this skill as it demonstrates the candidate's capacity to express specific timeframes and navigate temporal conversations in different contexts.

  • Transportation

    This skill evaluates the candidate's knowledge of transportation vocabulary and their ability to ask for directions and describe means of transportation in German. It is important to assess this skill as it showcases the candidate's competence in understanding and using language related to traveling and commuting.

  • Directions and Locations

    This skill measures the candidate's proficiency in asking for and giving directions, as well as discussing locations and landmarks in German. It is crucial to evaluate this skill as it demonstrates the candidate's ability to navigate and describe different places, facilitating effective communication in various geographical contexts.

  • Weather and Seasons

    This skill assesses the candidate's understanding of weather-related vocabulary and their ability to talk about seasons and climate in German. It is necessary to measure this skill as it demonstrates the candidate's competence in discussing and describing weather conditions and the passage of time in relation to different seasons.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for German (Basics/A1) test to be based on.

    Greetings
    Introductions
    Pronouns
    Numbers
    Counting
    Alphabet
    Colors
    Animals
    Families
    Names
    Relationships
    Daily Routine
    Work
    School
    Shopping
    Clothing
    Restaurant
    Food
    Drinks
    Music
    Sports
    Books
    Movies
    Time
    Days of the Week
    Months
    Dates
    Public Transportation
    Cars
    Directions
    Locations
    Landmarks
    Weather
    Seasons
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What roles can I use the German (Basics/A1) test for?

  • Analyst
  • Tour Guide
  • Language Teacher
  • Translator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Foreign Exchange Agent
  • Travel Agent
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Restaurant Waitstaff
  • Airline Attendant
  • Immigration Officer

How is the German (Basics/A1) test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Ability to provide directions and locations in German
  • Awareness of weather and seasons vocabulary in German
  • Experience in intermediate German conversation
  • Proficiency in expressing opinions and preferences in German
  • Knowledge of German idioms and expressions
  • Understanding of complex sentence structures in German
  • Ability to translate advanced German texts
  • Experience in writing formal emails and letters in German
  • Knowledge of German literature and culture
  • Understanding of regional dialects and accents in German
  • Proficiency in interpreting German speeches and lectures
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


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German (Basics/A1) Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

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How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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