TestDaF exam at the Language Institute TREFFPUNKT

Level system of TestDaF

TestDaF is an advanced level language exam and spans levels B2.2. to C1.2 of the Common European Framework. TestDaF assesses your proficiency level and awards the following grades:

  • TestDaF-level 5 (TDN 5) - pass
  • TestDaF-level 4 (TDN 4) - pass
  • TestDaF-level 3 (TDN 3) - a pass for some technical colleges but not universities

TestDaF 5 (TDN 5) is the highest level.

A level of TDN 4 shows that you are linguistically qualified to study at any German university.

TestDaF does not differentiate between levels lower than TDN 3 - instead it is simply stated that the exam participant has not yet reached the TestDaF entry level.

Common European Framework for Languages

Basic User

Independent User

Proficient User





Effective Proficiency


A1.1 A1.2 A2.1 A2.2 B1.2 B1.2 B2.1 B2.2 C1.1 C1.2 C2.1 C2.2


TDN 3          |          TDN 4          |          TDN 5


TestDaF registration

To register for the exam TestDaF go to the website of the TestDaF-Institute www.testdaf.de and fill in the TestDaF registration form online. You will choose on the online form the Test-DaF-Exam-Center in Germany, e.g. in Bamberg, Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT, Hauptwachstraße 19, 96047 Bamberg.

Payment is made directly to the TestDaF institute either via bank transfer or with credit card. The enrolment is not done at the TestDaF-Exam-Center Bamberg anymore. You will be forwarded a confirmation of your enrolment right away after having enrolled.

Schedule for the TestDaF exam and the deadline

TestDaF exam date


TestDaF registration deadline

TestDaF results published up from

20. February 2018


28.11.2017 - 23.01.2018

ab 03.04.2018

26. April 2018


01.03.2018 - 28.03.2018

ab 07.06.2018

23. May 2018


30.03.2018 - 25.04.2018

ab 04.07.2018

20. September 2018


26.07.2018 - 23.08.2018

ab 31.10.2018

13. November 2018


18.09.2018 - 16.10.2018

ab 25.12.2018

If you were not able to secure a place in a TestDaF exam or need an individual exam date, we recommend the taking an telc Exam, this exam format is more flexible than the TestDaF exam.

Comparison of TestDaF with telc and DSH Exam




Exam held six times a year

Exam dates can be requested by individual Exam held two times a year

Length: 1 Tag

Length: 1 Day Length: 2 Days

Testing standardised throughout Germany

Testing standardised throughout Germany Exam depends on federal states / universities

Limited Participant Numbers available

No limit to Participants Limited Participant Numbers available

Quick correction of exam possible at extra cost

TestDaF preparation

To pass an exam it will certainly help you to attend our highly intensive exam preparation course. We offer a preparatory training in form of a tailor made one-to-one training to develop all your written skills beside your oral, listening and reading comprehension.

If you would like to book that intensive and effective training, please find out more about the TestDaF preparation course.

When attending a preparatory training your knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary should already corresponds to the level B2.2 or above. The focus will be on developing exam techniques using specimen and previous exams rather than repeating grammar and vocabulary. If you have not yet reached level B2.2 we strongly recommend that you attend the German Intensive-Plus-Course.

On average, 27.9% of the participants pass the exam and manage to score at least four times TDN 4. 90% of participants in a preparatory course at TREFFPUNKT manage this!

About the TestDaF centre in Bamberg: TREFFPUNKT Language Institute

TREFFPUNKT Language Institute, founded in 1995, is an international language institute for adults learning German as a foreign language. The language school is a member of FaDaF (Fachverband Deutsch als Fremdsprache e.V.) and is recognized by the State for further training study.

Our language institute is positioned next to the Main-Danube canal at the beginning of the pedestrian zone in Bamberg and is a comfortable 12 minute walk from the train station. Our teaching rooms are purpose-built, light and functionally furnished. We are a high quality school with an open and friendly atmosphere.

The lessons are taken by well-qualified and experienced teachers, most of whom have a great deal of experience in both teaching abroad and in Germany, as well as having the obligatory academic training. We place great importance on intercultural and communication-orientated teaching. We offer the newest methods in language teaching - our close contact with the German faculty at Bamberg University ensures we are always up to date. As we are a small, highly specialized language institute with German students from all over the world, we focus particularly on our participants individual wishes and learning goals. You will definitely feel good here and as a result will learn quickly!

Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT – learn German both with us and from us and get to know Germany here in Bamberg!