~ 30 mins
- 15 German MCQs
Available on request
About the test:
The German (Upper Intermediate/B2) test evaluates a candidate's proficiency in various aspects of the German language at the B2 level of the CEFR framework. It assesses grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening comprehension, writing, speaking, idioms and expressions, as well as cultural knowledge.
~ 30 mins
Available on request
The German (Upper Intermediate/B2) 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:
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.
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.Why we started Adaface
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
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
The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment German (Upper Intermediate/B2) 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.Science behind Adaface tests
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The German (Upper Intermediate/B2) 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:
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.
Grammar refers to the rules and principles that govern the structure and use of language. In the context of this test, measuring grammar skills is crucial for assessing a candidate's ability to accurately and effectively communicate in German, as it encompasses syntax, sentence formation, verb conjugation, and word order.
Vocabulary deals with the knowledge and understanding of words and their meanings. Evaluating a candidate's vocabulary skills in this test is important to gauge their lexical range and accuracy in German. It enables the assessment of their ability to express themselves fluently, choose appropriate words, and understand the nuances of the language.
Reading comprehension assesses a candidate's ability to understand written text in German. This skill is imperative to evaluate a candidate's overall language proficiency, as it requires the interpretation and comprehension of various types of texts, including diverse topics, styles, and genres.
Listening comprehension evaluates a candidate's ability to comprehend spoken German language. This skill is essential as it involves understanding different audio sources, such as conversations, lectures, and interviews, and being able to extract and comprehend relevant information to answer questions accurately.
Writing assesses a candidate's ability to produce coherent and well-structured written texts in German. This skill is vital to evaluate a candidate's command over grammar, vocabulary, and written expression, while also assessing their ability to convey ideas and arguments effectively through written communication.
Speaking evaluates a candidate's ability to express themselves verbally in German. This skill is important to measure as it assesses a candidate's fluency, pronunciation, grammar usage, and ability to engage in conversations, presentations, and discussions in a clear and coherent manner.
Idioms and expressions refer to the specialized colloquial phrases and language usage that are unique to a specific language. This skill is significant to measure as it demonstrates a candidate's familiarity with the nuances of the German language and their ability to incorporate idiomatic expressions appropriately, showcasing a deeper understanding and fluency in the language.
Cultural knowledge pertains to a candidate's understanding of the customs, traditions, and cultural aspects associated with the German-speaking countries. This skill is essential to measure as it reflects a candidate's awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences, allowing them to effectively communicate and navigate social situations while demonstrating respect for cultural diversity.
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 (Upper Intermediate/B2) test to be based on.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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