About the TestAS Exam

What is the TestAS?
The Test for Academic Studies (TestAS) is an official standardized exam designed for high school graduates from non-European countries who aspire to study at a German university. It is administered by the Gesellschaft für Akademische Studienvorbereitung und Testentwicklung e.V. (Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development or, in short, g.a.s.t.). The TestAS is a voluntary assessment that evaluates a student’s cognitive and intellectual capacities. This examination assesses academic aptitude and has been utilized since 2007 as a valuable component in the university application and admission process. A TestAS score often plays a role in securing admission to a German university.
You have the option to choose between taking the exam in either German or English, and in certain instances in Arabic. Also, you can select in advance whether you prefer to take the Digital or the Paper-based TestAS, both of which encompass similar subject matter but diverge in their question formats and subtests. Before making a decision regarding the language and test format, we strongly advise you to consult your preferred universities to determine which languages they accept and whether they recognize both the Paper-based and Digital TestAS or have specific preferences.
What is the difference between the Digital and the Paper-based TestAS?
The Digital and the Paper-based TestAS are similar in structure, with both consisting of a Core Test/Module and a Subject Module. However, there are differences between the two formats. The Digital TestAS has been designed specifically for the computer and includes different types of tasks compared to the Paper-based version, which is administered with pen and paper. Despite these differences, both versions measure the same abilities, and the results from both formats are comparable. Another distinction is the duration of the tests. The Paper-based TestAS takes approximately 4-5 hours, including a 30-minute break, while the Digital TestAS is shorter, lasting about 3 hours. Additionally, the Digital TestAS offers a choice of six fields of study for the subject module, whereas the Paper-based version provides four options.
Why should I consider taking the TestAS?
The TestAS serves as a valuable tool for students aiming to realistically evaluate their prospects of successfully completing a degree at a German university. Test results provide each participant with insights into their individual strengths and weaknesses, offering a glimpse into their probable academic performance. This information proves useful in guiding students toward selecting a suitable field of study that aligns with their unique abilities.
Achieving a high score on the TestAS provides certain university applicants with a competitive advantage in the selection process. This standardized test allows German universities to effectively compare and assess the capabilities of prospective students, which plays an important role in the admission process for university programs. Consequently, a favorable test outcome enhances an applicant’s prospects of securing admission to their desired academic program and university. Furthermore, strong results also increase the likelihood of a student successfully completing their chosen course of study, reducing the risk of dropping out due to the program’s level of difficulty exceeding their abilities.
Who is eligible to take the TestAS?
The TestAS is designed for foreign students seeking admission to undergraduate degree programs at German universities, which includes Bachelor, Magister, Diplom, or State Examination programs. There is no age restriction for test takers, although many participants typically have completed high school. It is essential for applicants to possess at least a B1 level of proficiency in either German and/or English. While it is possible to take the test with a lower language proficiency level, achieving scores above the average participant may prove challenging. This is because the test includes lengthy questions that evaluate various skills, including text comprehension, among others.
How do German universities recognize TestAS results?
German universities recognize TestAS scores as part of their admission requirements, although the degree of recognition may vary from one university to another. Some universities mandate the TestAS as a prerequisite for admission, while others merely recommend it. Additionally, each university independently determines the weight and importance assigned to individual TestAS subtest results during the admission process.
Which universities accept TestAS results?
Below, you will find a list of universities (as of August 2023) that acknowledge this test for international students. Please note that the information provided is subject to change, as TestAS acceptance at German universities is continuously evolving. For the most current and accurate information, we recommend visiting the respective university websites. In many cases, taking the TestAS as part of the application process is optional. In such instances, participants have the flexibility to decide whether they wish to submit their results to the university on an individual basis, particularly if their scores do not meet their expectations. Notably, if a test-taker achieves a TestAS result higher than the average, it may positively impact their University Entrance Qualification (HZB) score. Further details about the HZB score can be found online, including at the website of  uni-assist e.V.. Typically, the test is only relevant for non-EU applicants who have not obtained their HZB score in Germany and are applying for a Bachelor’s program within the country.

At the following universities, participation in the TestAS is mandatory for all or certain applicants:
The Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen requires all non-EU applicants to complete the TestAS, regardless of their desired field of study, with a grade point average of less than 2.5. Depending on the faculty, different specialist modules are possible; for most faculties you can choose from several specialist modules of the Digital and Paper-based TestAS. According to the International Office, the TestAS score must be in the upper 30th percentile for the application to be considered. However, the TestAS is always mandatory for subjects in medicine and dentistry, and the test value must be in the upper 20th percentile. Under certain circumstances you are exempt from taking the TestAS. Source
The TestAS is mandatory for refugees applying to Bielefeld University. A minimum score of 90 is required in both the core test and the subject module. Other foreign applicants do not need the TestAS. Source
At the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, applicants for medicine (human and dental) must take the TestAS. The ranking of the applicants is based on 51% of the HZB grade (university entry qualification), 30% of the result of the specialist module “Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences” and 19% of the result of the core test in TestAS. Source
The University of Göttingen requires applicants for medicine (human and dental) to take either the Digital or Paper-based TestAS in German or English. One of the specialist modules “Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences”, “Medicine” or “Life Sciences” must be taken. The result of the TestAS is included in 34% of the overall evaluation; other selection criteria are the HZB class and a selection interview. Source
At the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, participation in the TestAS is mandatory for applicants in human medicine and dentistry. The prerequisite for the application is that at least 100 points are achieved in the core test. Source
The Hannover Medical School requires applicants for human medicine and dentistry to take the TestAS in German with the specialist module “Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences”. The TestAS score is weighted up to 49% in the application selection process. Source
The TestAS is mandatory for applications to the University of Cologne. Both the digital and paper-based TestAS are accepted. Depending on the faculty, applicants must achieve a minimum standard rating in a specific subject module in order to apply. However, these standard values ​​do not mean that acceptance into the university is guaranteed. Source
Refugees who want to study at the University of Lübeck must complete the TestAS as part of their qualification. A default value of at least 95 is required. Source
When applying to the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg on the subject of human medicine, participation in the Paper-based TestAS (core test and specialist module "Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences") is mandatory; the Digital TestAS is not accepted. The test for German must also be completed. To select applicants, a ranking procedure is used at this university in which both the HZB and the TestAS grade are evaluated. Source
The University of Ulm calculates 50% of the selection grade for the subjects of human medicine and dentistry from HZB and 50% from the result of the TestAS. The specialist module “Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences” must be taken. Source
Applicants for the master’s degree in “International Management” at the University of Wismar must complete the TestAS with the specialist module “Economy” in English. Source

At the following universities, all or certain applicants can improve their chances with the TestAS:
If the test results are good, the chances of being accepted to the Berlin University of Applied Sciences increase. Source
Depending on the test result, the Berlin School of Economics and Law grants applicants bonus points for some economics subjects, such as: B. International Business Management. Source
The Bochum University of Applied Sciences offers applicants the opportunity to use the TestAS as a replacement for the HZB. For this purpose, a standard score of at least 90 must be achieved in the paper-based TestAS or a score of at least 50 in the digital TestAS. Source
At the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden), the TestAS result is considered additional proof of qualification when applying for medicine (human and dental). Source
The University of Freiburg calculates bonus points for strong TestAS results in the selection process for human medicine and dentistry. For all other test subjects, the TestAS has no influence on the allocation of study places. Source
The University of Giessen awards many bonus points for high TestAS test results when applying to study medicine and dentistry. Source
The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg also takes the TestAS results into account in its admissions process (bachelor's and state examinations): applicants receive a bonus of 0.2 grades for a result of over 80% in the core and subject test. Source
Based on the TestAS results, the University of Hamburg awards a significant number of bonus points. A clear table of the bonus point system can be viewed on the university's website. Currently only the paper-based TestAS is accepted. Source
The Hamburg-Harburg University of Technology allows students with above-average TestAS results to apply for a technical discipline that is different from their HZB. The applicant must have an HZB for an engineering degree, and his overall result from the core test and the specialist module “Engineering” must be at least 100 points. If necessary, the subject-specific HZB can then extend to a general HZB for the TUHH bachelor's programs. Source
The Leuphana University of Lüneburg awards points for the TestAS for a standard value of 100 points. Source
The Johannes Guttenberg University Mainz awards bonus points to the HZB class based on the TestAS results. The score from the last TestAS always applies. The exact bonuses (up to 0.5 for the core test and up to 0.5 for the specialist module are possible) can be found on the university website. Source
The Mittweida University of Applied Sciences evaluates the submission of a TestAS certificate as positive when used. Source
For the subjects of human medicine and dentistry, the University of Münster improves the HZB grade by up to 0.6 points, depending on the standard score. Source
Applicants can also study at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences with successful completion of the TestAS if the HZB does not apply to study in Germany, but allows them to start studying at the University of Niederrhein, a preparatory university. Source
Applicants at the University of Siegen whose school leaving certificate entitles them to study in their country of origin, but not directly University entrance is recognized in Germany, can take part in the program if they have completed the TestAS with a standard score of at least 100 points. Source
In undergraduate degree programs with restricted admission (Bachelor's degree, state examination), applicants to the University of Tübingen can improve their HZB grade by participating in the TestAS. Depending on the result, up to 1.0 point will be credited. Source
The Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg states for medicine, dentistry and phar-macy that proof of the TestAS is not obligatory for the application but can be enclosed with the application documents. Source
For the English-language Bachelor's degree programs “Robotics” and “Mechatronics”, the TestAS or the SAT aptitude test is usually required at the Technical University of Würz-burg-Schweinfurt. A standard score of 100 must be achieved in the Core Test and in the subject module "Engineering". However, under certain conditions, participation in the test is not required. Source
The Westphalian University of Applied Sciences accepts TestAS results for refugees as HZB if this cannot be proven otherwise. For this, however, at least 95 points must be achieved in both parts of the test. Source
How difficult is the TestAS?
The TestAS measures the test taker's abilities without taking into account their country of origin or previous academic performance. The results of the TestAS are based solely on your performance in the exam. In-depth subject knowledge is not required for the test. However, language skills will significantly impact your performance. We therefore advise you to take the exam in the language you are most confident in. Even if the language of instruction for your studies will be German, you should consider taking the exam in English if your English language skills exceed your German skills. Keep in mind that universities may have specific language requirements, so be sure to check their language preferences before taking the test.
While a minimum of B1 level proficiency in German or English is recommended to take the TestAS, it's important to note that achieving above-average results in the exam can be challenging for students with only B1 level language skills. Having stronger language skills generally leads to better scores in the TestAS. B1 level knowledge may be sufficient for some parts of the test that rely on visual understanding of diagrams and graphs. However, many sections have long questions that require filtering information or understanding linguistic nuances and difficult wording. Many sections of the exam include lengthy, seemingly complicated texts that test your reading comprehension and ability to draw conclusions. Since all sections evaluate cognitive skills, a certain level of language proficiency is a prerequisite to grasping the concepts.
Especially in sections that deviate greatly from the regular high school curriculum, most students only have enough time to answer about half of the questions. So, pay particular attention to your time management. In each exam, the questions are arranged in ascending order of difficulty. The first questions are very easy. We therefore recommend that you answer these questions quickly and move on to the more difficult ones. Many participants say afterwards that they regret having wasted so much time by having double-checked the answers to the first questions. Decide and move on to maximize your chances of completing the entire exam. And don't skip any questions, as there is no point deduction for wrong answers. Even if you're unsure, take a guess, as you might get some right. You can use our simulation books or our preparation books to practice and improve your time management skills.
Last but not least, familiarize yourself with all sections of the test before the exam day. This preparation allows you to use your time efficiently and confidently tackle the questions. The difficulty level of our preparation books is intentionally set slightly higher than that of the actual exam. This approach ensures that you are well-prepared and can approach the test with confidence.
In which language should I take the exam?
We recommend that you choose the language in which you feel the most confident. Even if your intended studies will be conducted in German, you might consider taking the exam in English if your proficiency in English surpasses that of German. The TestAS is offered in both German and English, and students with a minimum B1-level proficiency are eligible to take the exam. While this language level may suffice for some subtests involving visual comprehension of flowcharts and diagrams, it's important to note that many sections feature lengthy questions that require students to sift through information, grasp language nuances, and decipher intricate phrasing. Since all sections of the exam assess cognitive skills, a certain degree of fluency in the language of the test is essential for comprehending the concepts. Proficiency in the test language significantly influences your overall score.
How much does it cost to take the TestAS?
The TestAS exam fee amounts to up to 150 Euros, and must be paid during the online registration process. Refugees may qualify to take the TestAS free of charge. For additional details, please refer to the TestAS website for more information.
How can I register for the TestAS and where and when can I take it?
How can I register for the TestAS exam?
To gain admission to the TestAS exam, you must complete the registration process online at www.testas.de. The exam is scheduled on specific dates and takes place at testing centers located in various countries and major German cities. For details regarding examination dates and center locations, please consult the TestAS website. During the registration procedure, you will be prompted to provide personal details, including the creation of a username and password. Should you have any inquiries related to registration, including matters concerning cancellation and payment, please do not hesitate to contact the TestAS Institute directly for assistance.

Where can I take the exam?
The TestAS is administered at numerous test centers, both internationally and within Germany. To find the addresses of test centers in Germany and around the world, please visit the TestAS website for comprehensive information.

When is the exam offered?
The TestAS is conducted on a limited number of dates each year. For information about upcoming testing dates, please refer to the TestAS website.
How is the TestAS structured?
The Paper-based TestAS consists of a Core Test and a Subject-Specific Module of your choice. The Core Test lasts 110 minutes and assesses the skills required for successful university-level studies across all subjects. The Subject-Specific Modules are tailored to your chosen field of study and typically last for 145-150 minutes. Both the Core Test and Subject-Specific Modules consist of multiple-choice questions.
The Digital TestAS consists of a Core Module and a Subject-Specific Module of your choice. The Core Module lasts 75 minutes and assesses the skills required for successful university-level studies across all subjects. The Subject-Specific Modules are tailored to your chosen field of study and last 90 minutes. Both the Core Module and Subject-Specific Modules consist of multiple-choice questions.
What do the different subtests of the Paper-based TestAS entail?
The Core Test (110 minutes – 4 Sections):
The Core Test is designed to assess a student's general skills necessary for all university-level courses and is mandatory for all students. This portion of the test is subdivided into four sections:
Section 1 – “Solving Quantitative Problems”: In this section, students are tasked with solving quantitative word problems presented in brief texts that require mathematical reasoning and basic calculations. Many international students find that their high school studies in their home countries have adequately prepared them for this section.
Section 2 – “Inferring Relationships”: This section uses common themes to require students to draw connections between word pairs. Familiarizing yourself with the questions in our preparation books can provide valuable insights into this section.
Section 3 – “Completing Patterns”: Students must identify patterns and select the next logical answer to the pattern from a set of options. This section is often perceived as the most challenging within the Core Test, with many students reporting that they can answer only a portion of the questions. Familiarity with standard rules and prior practice can be particularly beneficial for staying within the time constraints.
Section 4 – “Continuing Numerical Series”: This section evaluates a student’s ability to extend numerical sequences. Students typically find this section straightforward. Our book provides details that can assist with common, challenging relationships encountered in numerical sequences.

Please note that before the end of each subtest, you are required to record your answers on a one-page answer sheet. Once a subtest is completed, you cannot return to previous pages, even if you have remaining time in another section.

The Subject-specific Modules (time and number of sections vary):
You are required to select one of four Subject-specific Modules that align with your intended undergraduate course of study. Below, you will find explanations of each Subject Module and its respective subtests.

Humanities, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences (150 minutes – 3 Sections):
Section 1 – “Understanding and Interpreting Texts”: This section evaluates a student's capacity to read, comprehend, and draw conclusions from brief paragraphs. Effective preparation for this section involves honing your language skills.
Section 2 – “Using Representation Systems Flexibly”: This part assesses inductive reasoning skills by presenting text in diagrams and requiring students to draw general conclusions. It's important to note that this section deviates from regular high school curricula, making it imperative to thoroughly grasp this question type before the exam. During the actual test, students typically manage to answer roughly half of the TestAS questions. Keep in mind that time is of the essence, so familiarize yourself with this question type well in advance of the test day.
Section 3 – “Recognizing Linguistic Structures”: This section measures the ability to identify language patterns and semantic relationships. Students are tasked with extracting meaning from individual words and grammar rules within a fictional language, alongside their English counterparts. Subsequently, they employ this knowledge to construct new sentences. Although this question type may appear unusual initially, once you grasp the underlying logic, solving these questions becomes considerably more manageable.

Engineering (150 minutes – 3 Sections):
This Subject Module assesses a student’s capacity to derive abstract concepts and extract abstractions from scientific or technical facts. It is divided into three sections:
Section 1 – “Formalizing Technical Interrelationships”: In this section, students are tasked with converting verbally described technical or scientific facts into a formulaic presentation. The content of this section aligns with the physics curricula taught in many countries. For a list of formulas that are essential for successful completion of this section, please refer to the official TestAS website.
Section 2 – “Visualizing Solids”: This section evaluates your spatial sense. Students must deduce perspectives of a glass cube from specified alternative views of the cube. While this section may appear unusual for high school graduates, it assesses a skill that you will extensively utilize during your engineering studies. You can significantly enhance your performance in this section through practice.
Section 3 – “Analyzing Technical Interrelationships”: This part requires students to analyze and interpret diagrams, charts, or tables that represent technical laws and formulas. The questions encompass physics, astronomy, chemistry, and earth sciences. They are theoretically phrased in a manner that allows anyone with a fundamental understanding of the main principles of nature to answer them correctly. However, pre-studying the topics can greatly expedite your progress in the exam and enable you to answer all questions within the allocated time. To achieve a high score in this subsection, it is advisable to revisit your high school science textbooks, with a particular focus on topics explained through graphics and images.

Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences (145 minutes – 2 Sections):
Section 1 – “Analyzing Scientific Interrelationships”: This section evaluates a student's general knowledge of natural science concepts by presenting texts and illustrations that require the identification of relevant facts from irrelevant data. The questions encompass a wide range of natural science topics, focusing on mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology taught in high school, but might also include topics such as astronomy, geography, or botany. Theoretically, the questions are phrased in a manner that allows anyone with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of nature to answer them correctly. However, prior preparation on these topics can significantly reduce the time required to answer all questions within the allocated time frame. To achieve a high score in this subsection, we recommend revisiting your high school math and science textbooks, with a particular focus on topics explained through graphics. Our sample test questions cover a broad spectrum of natural science topics typically included in the TestAS exam.
Section 2 – “Understanding Formal Depictions”: This section measures the ability to transform concrete concepts into models by translating information presented in text into a flowchart or, conversely, analyzing texts from information presented in a diagram. In comparison to regular high school curricula, this section may appear unusual, but it is possible to practice effectively for it. It is crucial to understand this question type thoroughly before the exam, allowing you to concentrate solely on problem-solving during the actual test. This section serves as the final part of the extended exam and can be quite demanding due to the lengthy texts and visuals. Many students report being unable to answer even half of the questions. However, this test contributes significantly to your Natural Science score. By adequately preparing and maintaining focus until the end, you can significantly improve your score. (Please note that this section may utilize natural sciences topics, but content knowledge is not relevant. This question type closely resembles the second section of the Economics test.)

Economics (150 minutes – 2 Sections):
Section 1 – “Analyzing Economic Interrelationships”: This section evaluates a student’s ability to discern vital facts from irrelevant data by analyzing economic tables, charts, and diagrams, and subsequently drawing logical conclusions. Students must interpret various types of charts and tables. Our preparation books include detailed examples to aid in preparation.
Section 2 – “Analyzing Processes”: In this section, students are required to translate concrete economic facts into flowcharts. It also assesses critical and analytical thinking skills by testing a student's capacity to formalize sequences. Although this section may seem unconventional compared to regular high school curricula, effective practice can enhance your performance. It is crucial to thoroughly understand this question type before the exam, allowing you to focus solely on problem-solving during the actual test. Serving as the final section of the extended exam, it can be quite taxing due to the lengthy texts and visuals. Many students report being unable to answer even half of the questions. However, this test contributes significantly to your Economics score. By adequately preparing and maintaining focus until the end, you can significantly improve your grade. (Please note that this section may incorporate economics-related topics, but content knowledge is not relevant. This question type closely resembles the second section of the Natural Sciences test.)
What do the different subtests of the Digital TestAS entail?
The Core Module (75 minutes – 3 sections):
The Core Module is designed to assess your general skills necessary for all university-level courses and is mandatory for all students. This portion of the test is subdivided into three sections:
Section 1 – “Figure Sequences”: This section assesses your logical and visual thinking skills. You will be presented with four matrices containing figures that follow specific rules. Your task is to identify these rules and apply them to two new matrices. The figures within the matrices can change according to these rules. Many test-takers find this section to be the most challenging in the Core Test. Becoming familiar with the standard rules and practicing beforehand can be highly advantageous in managing your time effectively.
Section 2 – “Mathematical Equations”: This section evaluates your capacity to solve systems of equations. Your task is to determine the values that must be assigned to the letters in given equations to make them correct. Each letter can have a value between 1 and 20. Despite requiring only basic mathematical knowledge, solving these equations can be challenging, particularly because note-taking is not allowed. Once again, practice is crucial for achieving success in this section.
Section 3 – “Latin Squares”: This section, which resembles sudoku puzzles, presents you with tables consisting of 5 rows and 5 columns of empty fields. Some of the fields contain letters (similar to sudoku's numbers), while others remain empty. One field will contain a question mark. Your objective is to determine which letter should replace the question mark. Practice plays a significant role in improving your performance in this section.

Please be aware that before each subtest has ended, you must input your answers into the computer by clicking on the appropriate answer option. Once a subtest has ended, you cannot revisit it, even if you have time remaining in other sections. Note-taking is not permitted during the test, so you must solve all questions in your head.

The Subject Modules (90 minutes – 1 section):
You can select from six different Subject Modules, each designed to assess the skills necessary for different degree programs. Unlike the Core Module, the Subject Modules are not subdivided into sections. In these modules, you will be presented with texts and required to answer several questions based on them. Typically, each Subject Module consists of approximately 9-10 texts, each accompanied by around 4-8 questions. Each question has four possible answer choices, with only one being correct. The tasks revolve around degree-related topics, but no specialized knowledge is needed; all questions can be answered using only the provided text. Nevertheless, practicing for the Subject Module can be highly beneficial.
What do I need to bring on the test day?
On the day of the test, please ensure you have the following items: A valid photo identification (the same one used for online registration). A printed copy of the email confirmation you received from the test center, verifying your TestAS registration. For the paper-based TestAS, multiple ball-point pens to mark your answers. Optionally, a stopwatch for effective time management. Sufficient food and drink to sustain you throughout the entire duration of the exam.
In what order are the sections administered?
The test begins with the Core Test/Module. After a break, usually lasting 30 minutes, the test continues with the selected Subject Module. The total duration for completing the TestAS is approximately 3-5 hours. It's advisable to get a good night's sleep before the exam and bring beverages and snacks to maintain your energy level during the entire test.
How will the exam be administered?
For the Paper-based Test-AS, you will receive two small notebooks, one for the Core Test and one for the Subject Module. You will have to record your answers with a ball-point pen on a separate sheet of paper. Answers written in the notebooks will not be considered. For the Digital TestAS, the entire exam is conducted on a computer. Watch the videos on the  TestAS website to familiarize yourself with the user interface.
Can I bring aids to the exam?
You are not allowed to bring any aids or tools to the TestAS exam. This includes calculators, dictionaries, mobile phones, and any other external resources. For the Paper-based TestAS, you will be provided with paper for note-taking and an answer sheet. However, you should bring your own pens. For the Digital TestAS, you are not allowed to bring pens or paper, as the entire exam is conducted digitally on a computer.
What does the TestAS certificate look like?
The  TestAS certificate is issued to individuals who have completed the TestAS exam. It typically becomes available 2-4 weeks after the test date. The certificate includes grades for each section of the test, which universities use to assess applicants for admission to their programs. The scores from both the Paper-based and the Digital TestAS are comparable. You can access the certificate online through the TestAS participant portal using your username and password, and the certificate is valid indefinitely.
Can I retake the TestAS exam?
You are allowed to retake the TestAS if you are not satisfied with your previous result. Keep in mind that retaking the exam does not guarantee a better result, but with better preparation, you may have a chance to achieve a higher score. It's important to thoroughly prepare for the exam to maximize your chances of success.