Learning German: Examinations

Would you like to find out how good your German is?
Do you need your German skills certified for your work, university or a visa?
Then the Goethe-Institut is the right place.

Goethe-Institut course and examination levels

Our main site has detailed information on Goethe-Institut exams as well as sample examinations:
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External candidates are requested to carry a photo ID for the examination. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam without proper identification.

Examination Fees

The fees for the examinations are to be paid one week before the exams are conducted. Start Deutsch 1 examinations may start later during the day. The exact timing of the exam will be given at the time of registration. Please note that Start Deutsch 1 and Start Deutsch 2 examinations will be conducted on 2 separate days and all candidates must be present on both days at given times.

An email with detailed instructions and timings will be sent on Monday, 1st September 2014. In case a candidate does not receive this mail, he/she is directed to contact language office (shivprasad.joshi@pune.goethe.org) via email immediately.   

Exams for internal students will be conducted at the end of their respective courses and their dates will not published here.

The schedule for the upcoming examinations for external candidates is as follows:

Dates in September 2014: 5th till 7th September 2014

Registartions from:
Start Deutsch 1 25.08.2014
Start Deutsch 2 26.08.2014
B1 Zertifikat 27.08.2014
B2 Zertifikat 28.08.2014
C1 Zertifikat 28.08.2014
Maximum number of candidates taken per examination date
     Exam No. of Seats           Exam Dates
Start Deutsch 1:      400 6th & 7th September 2014
Start Deutsch 2:      180 5th & 6th September 2014
B.1 Zertifikat:       60 5th September 2014
B2 Zertifikat:       20 5th September 2014
C1 Zertifikat:       10 5th September 2014
Related links

Accessible exam training materials

Online practice exam for those interested in a German exam for beginners to advanced (A1 – C2) – fully accessible and therefore especially suited for people with disabilities