German Embassy – Implementation of Academic Evaluation Center (APS)!!

Update regarding German Embassy- Implementation


of Academic Evaluation Center (APS)


As we are aware that APS is being implemented in India. Hence, we wanted to share some important details.


This is to inform you that Germany Embassy has made APS Certificate a mandatory requirement to get the Germany Student Visa with effect from the 1st of Nov. 2022.



What is the APS certificate in Germany?


The APS is a joint institution of the German Embassy’s cultural department and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The APS checks the authenticity of educational biographies and the corresponding educational certificates, and issues certificates if the result is positive.


The fee for the APS is INR 18,000 (NON-REFUNDABLE) and APS will be applicable for both UG and PG Students.


Duolingo, PTE, and MOI are not acceptable to the embassy.



Recognized language tests are required during the visa application process:


Students need to provide proof of language ability in the language of instruction required for their desired study course or preparatory course in Germany. Without a preparatory language course, as a rule, at least a B2-level in the language of instruction is required.


Please note that for the visa process, only language certificates that are approved by the German government will be accepted (such as Goethe Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan / ÖST, DSD, IELTS, and TOEFL).


Please Do NOT provide “exemption letters” or “medium of instruction letters”!


More information can be found here:


What is the TestAS Exam?


Non- European Union students who wish to pursue graduation in German-based universities can apply for the TestAS examination. It is a central standardized scholastic aptitude test that measures intellectual and cognitive abilities for higher studies. German Academic Exchange Service conducts this examination. The test can be taken in German, English, and in certain cases in Arabic languages. It comprises three major parts which include the onscreen language test, the core test, and subject-specific test modules.


Please Note: TestAS will become mandatory for UG students from the 1st of January 2023. The fees for this will be approx. 80 Euros.

More information can be found here:


TestAS Registration Process :

Applicants interested in TestAS have to register themselves. Here’s how students can apply for TestAS:

  1. To register all applicants, have to visit the official website of TestAS (
  2. Enter contact details like email address & contact number.
  3. Students will receive a confirmation email after a username & password are generated.
  4. With the help of generated username & password log in to book the test date & test center.
  5. An applicant has to also select the exam language, core subject & any one module.
  6. To complete the registration process, candidates have to pay the application fee. The application fee is announced during the registration duration.

Examination Pattern :

The examination pattern is a prime asset that will help the student to carve a niche in prestigious universities based in Germany through TestAs.

  • At the time of registration, applicants can go through four subject-specific modules & choose one among them: Humanities, Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, Engineering, Economics, and Social Science.
  • It is important to know that each TestAS examination consists of an online language test, a core test as well as a subject-specific module.
  • onscreen has 30 minutes of duration which examines general language proficiency in German or English of an applicant
  • The Core Test examines the general skills of a candidate that are required in all academic courses.

What subjects are in TestAS?


The test comprises a core test and a test in one of four subject areas:

  • Humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences
  • Mathematics, Computer science, and Natural Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Economics

TestAS Centers In India :


There are 8 test centers across India for TestAS. Here is a list of all the centers:

  1.  Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai
  2.   British Council Examinations and English Services India – Bangalore
  3.   British Council Examinations and English Services India – Chennai
  4.   British Council Examinations and English Services India – Kolkata
  5.   British Council Examinations and English Services India – New Delhi
  6.   Max Mueller Bhavan / Goethe-Institut Bangalore
  7.   British Council Examinations and English Services India – Mumbai
  8.   Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

TestAS Result :

  1. Applicants can view & download their results by visiting the official website.
  2. Login with the help of your username & password.
  3. No notification is sent to test-takers, it is advised to check the result after 4 weeks of the test date.

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