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. All outstation candidates must send their fees by demand draft in favour of 'Max Mueller Bhavan Pune' before 7th January2015 latest. The exact timing of the exam will be given after the registration on Monday, 19th January 2015.

In case a candidate does not receive this mail, he/she is directed to contact language office via email immediately to info@pune.goethe.org .   

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.

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 Januar 2015: 23.01.2015 - 25.01.2015

Registration on:
Start Deutsch 1 12.01.2015
Start Deutsch 2 13.01.2015
B1 Zertifikat 14.01.2015
B2 Zertifikat 15.01.2015
C1 Zertifikat 15.01.2015

Maximum number of candidates taken per examination date
Exam No. of Seats Exam Dates**
Start Deutsch 1: 400 24th & 25th of January 2015
Start Deutsch 2: 180 23rd & 24th of January 2015
B.1 Zertifikat: 60 23rd January 2015
B2 Zertifikat: 20 23rd January 2015
C1 Zertifikat: 10 23rd January 2015

** 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