In this post, I am going to tell you how to prepare yourself for the c test Deutsch and how to perform this test. Now, most of the German universities take c test in Deutsch to check your German language level. This is the most effective and efficient way to check your German language skills.
What is C Test?
This is actually a fill in the blanks test. This test contains 4-5 texts and in each text, the first and last sentence is written completely. And in the rest of the text half part of every second word is missing. You have to fill the missing parts correctly.
Please Note !!
Keep one thing in mind while performing the C Test Deutsch that, if the word which you have to fill has 2 words given then there is a possibility that either 2 or 3 words are missing. This is very important thing always count the words and then fill the blank according to it. Either half part is missing or half plus one word is missing.
So this is actually what the C test Deutsch is.
How to prepare C Test?
In order to pass this test, first of all, you must have the minimum of B 2 level of the German language. Now along with your German level, you have to learn:
- Vocabulary ( relating to school and general speech )
- Adjective declination
- N- Declination
- All the prepositions
- All tenses in active and passive
- Subordinate clauses
Along with this information, I am also going to give you some more tips that will help you a lot in performing c-test Deutsch with ease.
Some useful Tips to perform C Test Deutsch:
I am going to give you the possibilities that can occur when you see these blanks or words.
1. N – – ( nur, neu, nie, nun )
2. D – – ( der, die, das, den, des, dem, dir )
3. I – – ( ist, ihn, ihm, ihr, im, in, ich )
4. M – – ( man, mit, mir )
5. E – – ( es, er, ein )
6. A – – ( auf, aus, an, am, als )
7. Da – – – ( dass, dann, darf, dabei, damit, dazu, dafür, davon, darin )
8. We – – ( wenn, weil )
9. Si – – ( sind, sich )
10. S – – ( sie, so, sei )
11. U – – ( und, um )
12. Z – – ( zum, zur, zu )
13. V – – ( von, vom, vor )
14. W – – ( wir, was, wie, wo, wer )
15. Ab – – ( aber )
So these are the possibilities which can occur when you see these words so learn them by heart so that you perform well in the test.
Strategy Tips for the C Test English:
1. Make sure you have understood how the truncating algorithm works and how you are supposed to fill the gaps in the texts.
2. Pay attention to the title and the first and last sentence of each text (they may contain clues or pointers to the words in the gaps, e.g. a word that’s truncated in the text may be given in full in the title or those two sentences even if not: every little piece of information given in the texts helps you guess the missing words better)
3. Always check if your insertions are consistent with the truncating algorithm! A completed gap may result in an existing phrase (e.g. ‘that’s why’). But if the insertion does not conform to the truncating algorithm, it is wrong!)
Language and Grammar Tips
4. Watch your spelling!
5. Apply the rules of grammar! In particular:
6. Remember that every full sentence needs to have a subject and a finite (= inflected) verb ( “The im___ of ___ smo___ … i__ well kn____ , but …. “ only ‘i___’ can be the verb or part of the verb, as in ‘is well known’)
7. Remember how passive constructions are formed: we need the linking verb ‘be’ plus a past participle to build such a construction ( ‘be red____’ ‘be reduced’, not: ‘be reducing’; or: …’ indoor smoke fr_om_ fuels (plural) a_re_ also risks that …)
8. Remember that the agent in passive constructions is integrated with ‘by’ ( ‘W_(e) are Pract __(ically) surrounded b_(y) rectangles (not ‘but rectangles’)).
9. Watch out for noun-verb agreement (= noun in singular verb must have the 3rd person singular –s if in the present tense).
10. Recognize parallel constructions, e.g. ‘The vast majority of us live in rectangular hou_ses_’ plural needed here because we have no indefinite article ‘in a rectangular house’ – that means that the other missing words must also be nouns in the plural: tables, things.
11. Remember that there are countable and non-countable nouns and that the two forms carry different meanings: paper vs. papers, or exercises vs. exercise.