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About the test:

The German (Proficient/C1) test evaluates a candidate's language proficiency at the C1 level of the CEFR framework. The test assesses various aspects including language comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing, listening, speaking skills, as well as idioms and expressions.

Covered skills:

  • German Proficiency
  • Language Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing Skills
  • Speaking Skills
  • C1 Level
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening Skills
  • Idioms and Expressions

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface German (Proficient/C1) Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Analysts

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The German (Proficient/C1) 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:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the German language at the C1 level
  • Understand and comprehend spoken and written German
  • Apply grammar rules accurately and effectively
  • Expand vocabulary knowledge and usage
  • Comprehend written passages in German
  • Compose well-structured and coherent written responses
  • Listen and comprehend spoken German accurately
  • Express oneself fluently and accurately in spoken German
  • Use German idioms and expressions appropriately
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.

How we design questions
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

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

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment German (Proficient/C1) 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 (Proficient/C1) 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

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

Advanced Proctoring

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About the German (Proficient/C1) Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment German (Proficient/C1) test?

The German (Proficient/C1) 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:

  • Proficiency in German language at C1 level
  • Strong language comprehension skills in German
  • Thorough understanding of German grammar
  • Extensive German vocabulary
  • Ability to read and comprehend German texts
  • Proficient writing skills in German
  • Excellent listening skills in German
  • Effective speaking skills in German
  • Knowledge of idioms and expressions in German
  • Ability to apply German language skills in real-life scenarios

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 (Proficient/C1) test?

  • German Proficiency

    German Proficiency refers to the ability to fluently understand and use the German language. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's overall language proficiency and their ability to communicate effectively in German.

  • C1 Level

    C1 Level is an advanced level of language proficiency in German. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to understand complex texts, express ideas logically, and engage in sophisticated conversations in German.

  • Language Comprehension

    Language Comprehension refers to the candidate's ability to understand spoken and written German. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's listening and reading comprehension abilities, which are essential for effective communication in the language.

  • Grammar

    Grammar encompasses the rules and structures that govern language. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's command over German grammar, including their ability to form accurate sentences, use appropriate tenses, and apply grammar rules in various contexts.

  • Vocabulary

    Vocabulary relates to the candidate's knowledge and understanding of words and phrases in German. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's range and accuracy of vocabulary, which is crucial for effective communication and language fluency.

  • Reading Comprehension

    Reading Comprehension refers to the candidate's ability to understand written texts in German. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's reading comprehension skills, including their ability to comprehend the main ideas, infer meaning from context, and analyze the content of texts.

  • Writing Skills

    Writing Skills encompass the candidate's ability to express themselves in written form in German. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's proficiency in writing coherent and well-structured texts, using appropriate grammar and vocabulary, and conveying ideas effectively.

  • Listening Skills

    Listening Skills pertain to the candidate's ability to understand spoken language in German. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's listening comprehension abilities, including their ability to understand spoken conversations, lectures, and other audio materials in the language.

  • Speaking Skills

    Speaking Skills refer to the candidate's ability to communicate orally in German. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to express themselves fluently, pronounce words accurately, use appropriate intonation and fluency, and engage in meaningful conversations in the language.

  • Idioms and Expressions

    Idioms and Expressions are specific phrases and idiomatic expressions used in the German language. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's familiarity with idiomatic expressions, their ability to understand their meaning in context, and their usage of such phrases to enhance their communication skills.

  • 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 (Proficient/C1) test to be based on.

    German grammar
    German vocabulary
    Reading comprehension
    Writing skills
    Listening skills
    Speaking skills
    Idioms and expressions
    Verb conjugation
    Noun gender
    Adjective declension
    Sentence structure
    Word order
    Comparative and superlative forms
    Modal verbs
    Separable verbs
    Reflexive verbs
    Phrasal verbs
    Passive voice
    Conditional sentences
    Direct and indirect speech
    Question words
    Case declensions
    Plural forms
    Idiomatic expressions
    Cultural references in language
    Familiarity with German literature
    Common German sayings
    German proverbs
    Historical context of German language
    Famous German authors
    Regional dialects
    Common mistakes in German
    German word formations
    Expressing opinions and emotions
    Conversational phrases
    Greetings and introductions
    Describing people and places
    Shopping and ordering
    Directions and transportation
    Time and dates
    Food and dining
    Sports and leisure activities
    Jobs and careers
    Education and learning
    Family and relationships
    Holidays and celebrations
    Tourism and travel
    Weather expressions
    Health and wellness

What roles can I use the German (Proficient/C1) test for?

  • Analyst
  • Language Translator
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Bilingual Customer Service Representative
  • Interpreter
  • Tour Guide
  • Proofreader
  • Multilingual Content Writer
  • International Relations Officer
  • Language Analyst
  • Localization Specialist

How is the German (Proficient/C1) 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

  • Experience in translating German texts
  • Proficiency in German phonetics and pronunciation
  • Adept at understanding German cultural nuances
  • Familiarity with German literature and literary devices
  • Strong grasp of German sentence structure
  • Ability to analyze and interpret German texts
  • Knowledge of German history and culture
  • Experience in proofreading and editing German texts
  • Understanding of German dialects and regional variations
  • Proficiency in using German language in business contexts
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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 (Proficient/C1) 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

Read more about the proctoring features.

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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