Taking the C-Test at the Language Centre

The C-Test serves to ensure you access courses at the exact right level for you. Please therefore complete the test on your own and without using any aids. Our course instructors have the authority to change your course level within the first weeks of a course should it become apparent that your placement was incorrect.

You can only take the C-Test once per semester. Please therefore make sure to practice the C-Test with the demo version before you take the proper C-Test.
Taking the C-Test will take about 30 minutes altogether.


  • C-Test & course registration - dates and deadlines

    Early C-Test phase

    The C-Test for English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish (but not German as a foreign Language) can be taken online from 9 July 2022 to 15 July 2022. The test is free of charge.

    Late C-Test phase

    C-Test The C-Test for all languages (apart from German) can be taken from 26 September until 12 October 2022 (5.30 pm).
    The C-Test for German as a foreign language can be taken from  26 September until 19 October 2022 (3.30 pm).
    Start of course registration For all languages (apart from German): Monday 26 September 2022 – 12 noon
    For German as a foreign language (DaF) : Monday 17 October 2022 - 12 noon
    End of course registration For all languages (other than German): Wednesday, 12 October 2022 – 6 pm

    For German as a foreign language: Wednesday, 19 October 2022 – 4 pm


  • Registering for the C-Test

    C-Test registration : https://sso.uni-muenster.de/SPZCT/
    Please click on the above link and then below the WWU logo in order to register for the C-Test.
    Only WWU students who already have their student ID number and a @uni-muenster.de email address can take the C-Test.

  • C-Test demo version

    Please read all the information on the C-Test web page here (Welcome, Info, Examples, Keyboard practice) carefully before you take both the practice version of the C-Test and the proper C-Test.
    You can practice the C-Test with our demo version in the following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.
    For the languages French, Italian and Spanish, you can practice how to create the so-called diacritics (accents etc.) using the keyboard.

  • How the C-Test works

    The C-Test consists of four short texts in which half of nearly every second word has been deleted (with the exception of the first and last sentence). You have to complete the words. Altogether there are 100 gaps, therefore you can achieve a maximum of 100 points. Once the test starts, you have 25 minutes to complete it.
    Please take note of the following when you fill in the gaps:

    1. For each gap, you have to complete half the word. A word with six letters such as "father" will therefore appear as "fat___ ". If a word has an uneven number of letters, you will only see the shorter “half” of the word, i.e. “the” appears as “t___”. Please note that an apostrophe counts as a letter (e.g. ("can't" appears as "ca____").

    2. Do not enter more than one solution per gap as this will count as a mistake. Should there be more than one way to complete a word, all possible solutions will be accepted (provided only one has been entered).

    3. In order to write in a gap, you have to click on it with your mouse. But it may be faster to get from one gap to the next with the tab key.

    4. Please do not expect to be able to fill in all the gaps as that would correspond to a native-speaker level. Therefore you needn’t be disappointed should you have to leave gaps empty.

  • C-Test scores and previous C-Tests

    When you have completed the C-Test, you will immediately be shown your score on the screen.
    To access your C-Test scores, login  on our website and then go to „My profile“ under „C-Tests“.

  • C-Test fee

    The C-Test will stay free of charge for as long as it is offered online. (Normally, it costs 2€ to take the C-Test.)

  • Contact

    Should you experience a problem with the C-Test, please contact our support team at spzctest@uni-muenster.de . Please state your name, student ID number and the language of the C-Test.

    Should you have any questions regarding the course registration, then please contact the appropriate language coordinator. Please include your name, student ID number and C-Test score.