Preparation

Find good advice and information about how to prepare for an online assessment here.

Will I need special computer skills?

No. You just need an online workstation with a stable internet connection and the current version of Flash Player, and of course you should know how to work with a keyboard and a mouse. Everything else will be explained during the assessment by means of easily understandable instructions.

What do I need to keep in mind?

  • Please keep the following things in mind if you are planning to take an online assessment:
  • Make sure you are well-rested, fit and focused.
  • Work on the assessment in a calm environment free of disruptions.
  • Avoid disruptions such as phone calls, conversations, noise or distractions, since they can have an effect on how you do on the assessment.
  • Be authentic – that is how you will get the most out of the assessment.
  • Don’t spend too much time thinking about individual statements – just answer spontaneously.
  • Keep in mind that there may be time limits for some tasks.

Can I practice beforehand?

Basically, you can expect that before each new type of task in an online assessment, you will have an opportunity to work on sample exercises and get used to what will be asked of you. To get an idea of how an online assessment works, however, you’re welcome to look at and work on some sample tasks right now. Although these are not the same tasks as in the actual assessments, they will give you an idea of the kinds of questions and tasks you will encounter during an assessment. This is also an opportunity for you to get to know and get used to the general structure of an assessment.

Give it a try and have fun testing yourself!