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.