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:
Detailed examination descriptions

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' from 24th October till 28th October 2014 latest. The exact timing of the exam will be given after the registration on Monday, 10th  November 2014.

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, 10th  November 2014. In case a candidate does not receive this mail, he/she is directed to contact language office via email immediately to nileema.zade@pune.goethe.org   

Exams for internal students will be conducted at the end of their respective courses and their dates will not be published here.

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

Dates in November 2014: 14th till 16th November 2014

Registrations on:

Start Deutsch 1 03.11.2014
Start Deutsch 2 04.11.2014
B1 Zertifikat 05.11.2014
B2 Zertifikat 06.11.2014
C1 Zertifikat 06.11.2014

Maximum number of candidates taken per examination date

     Exam No. of Seats       Exam Dates**
Start Deutsch 1:      400 15th & 16th November 2014
Start Deutsch 2:      180 14th & 15th November 2014
B.1 Zertifikat:       60 14th November 2014
B2 Zertifikat:       20 14th November 2014
C1 Zertifikat:       10 14th November 2014

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

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