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

Rules & Regulations for Exams
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 Registration

Exam registration process for external candidates for the May 2015 examinations:
  1. Registrations email window will be open on 07.05.2015 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm for all levels from A1 to C1 levels. 
  2. Please send an email to externalexam@pune.goethe.org with your request for exam registration.  The subject line should contain ONLY the exam level, e.g. SD1, SD2, B1, B2 or C1. For application for a certain module of B1 it must read: B1 Lesen, B1 Hören, B1 Schreiben or B1 Sprechen only.
  3. Without this information or with excess information the mail will be rejected. 
    The body of the email must contain the following details ONLY: 
    All details must be as per passport/school leaving certificate 
    Date of birth 
    Place of birth
  4. Emails will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Emails not conforming to the above requirements will not be processed. 
  5. There are limited seats for external candidates. If a seat can be allotted to you, we will respond back with a confirmation email and further procedure for the payment of fees. Sending an email request does not guarantee a seat automatically.
  6. Only emails received within the registration timing will be processed. All other emails will be rejected automatically. 
  7. One email is required per person per exam.  Multiple persons cannot register with one email. 
  8. Also, please do not send multiple emails for registration. Your application may get rejected. 
  9. Do not send general queries to this address. General and further queries should be sent to info@pune.goethe.org 
  10. This process is applicable to all external candidates in and outside Pune. Even if you send your DD in advance, without sending an email your registration cannot be considered. Outstation candidates must send a DD between 28.04.2015 and 06.05.2015 only. The Demand Draft has to be in the name of Max Mueller Bhavan Pune. Payable at Pune.
  11. With this procedure all previous token systems are null and void. 
  12. Please read the rules and regulations of the examination before you send your application mail.
  13. External candidates must carry a photo ID in original for the examination. Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the exam without proper identification. (Passport/Aadhar card/driving licence/PAN card)
  14. The fees for rechecking and/or revaluation of papers are INR 500.
  15. Duplicate exam receipt will be charged at INR 500 each.
Please note that Start Deutsch 1 and Start Deutsch 2 examinations will be conducted on the same day and all candidates must be present at given time.

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 May 2015: 22.05.2015 - 24.05.2015

Payment on:
Start Deutsch 1 11.05.2015
Start Deutsch 2 12.05.2015
B1 Zertifikat 13.05.2015
B2 Zertifikat 14.05.2015
C1 Zertifikat 14.05.2015

Maximum number of candidates taken per examination date
Exam No. of Seats Exam Dates**
Start Deutsch 1: 300 24th May 2015
Start Deutsch 2: 300 23rd May 2015
B1 Zertifikat: 100 22nd May 2015
B2 Zertifikat: 50 22nd May 2015
C1 Zertifikat: 20 22nd May 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