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.

Terms and Conditions for External Examinations May-June 2016

Goethe-Institut course and examination levels
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

Due to limited number of seats we request you to adhere to the following instructions. Correct information would help your registration for the desired date.

We offer you an online Registration form window on 10.11.2016 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm for all levels from A1 to C1.

Please fill in the online form on : http://www.goethe.de/resources/files/html1/Examination_Form_Exam201610.html
with your request for exam registration. 
submission of request from your side does not guarantee a seat automatically due to limited number of seats. Online forms will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
There are limited seats, hence we will respond back with a confirmation email and inform you about the payment of fees by the next day.

Please note: Forms received only within the registration timing can be processed. Unfortunately, all other forms cannot be taken into consideration. In this case you will receive an automatically generated email answer.

Please send only one form per person per exam. In case we receive more than one form for one registration, only one registration will be accepted. Multiple registrations are not possible. Each registration should be sent from a separate email address.

You are required to send us a DD in the name of Max Mueller Bhavan Pune payable at Pune with the amount of Examination fee mentioned on http://www.goethe.de/ins/in/en/poo/lrn/ein/prs.html Even if you send your DD in advance, your registration can be considered only after receiving the online application. Candidates living outside Pune are requested to send a DD between 17.10.2016 and 07.11.2016 only. We cannot accept drafts received beyond the given dates due to limited number of seats.

All candidates are requested to carry a photo ID in original for the examination. (Passport/Aadhar card/driving license/PAN card). Without proper identification you will not be allowed to appear for the examination.

The fees for rechecking and/or revaluation of papers are INR 500.

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

Dates in November-December 2016: 25.11.2016, 02.12.2016, 09.12.2016

Payment on:

Start Deutsch 1 17.11.2016
Goethe Zertifikat A2 24.11.2016
Goethe Zertifikat B1  01.12.2016
Goethe Zertifikat B2  01.12.2016
Goethe Zertifikat C1  01.12.2016

Maximum number of candidates taken per examination date
Exam No. of Seats Exam Dates**
Start Deutsch 1 320 25th November 2016
Goethe Zertifikat A2 320 2nd December 2016
Goethe Zertifikat B1  100 9th December 2016
Goethe Zertifikat B2  40 9th December 2016
Goethe Zertifikat C1  20 9th December 2016

** All local candidates must pay their exam fees in cash only.
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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