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

  1. 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.
  2. We offer you a Registration email window on 18.08.2015 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm for all levels from A1 to C1.
    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 should read: B1 Lesen, B1 Hören, B1 Schreiben or B1 Sprechen. Without correct information your mail would not be considered, hence we request you to fill in correct details.
    We require the following details in the body of the email and request you to adhere to the details provided in your passport/school leaving certificate
    Date of birth
    Place of birth
  3. Sending an email request from your side does not guarantee a seat automatically due to limited number of seats. Emails will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Emails not confirming to the above requirements unfortunately cannot be processed.
  4. 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.
  5. Please note: emails received only within the registration timing can be processed. Unfortunately, all other emails cannot be taken into consideration. In this case you will receive an automatically generated email answer.
  6. Please send only one email per person per exam. In case we receive more than one mail for one registration, only one registration will be accepted. Multiple registrations are not possible. Each registration should be sent from a separate email address.
  7. 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 an email addressed to externalexam@pune.goethe.org. Candidates living outside Pune are requested to send a DD between 10.08.2015 and 17.08.2015 only. We cannot accept drafts received beyond the given dates due to limited number of seats.
  8. 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.
  9. The fees for rechecking and/or revaluation of papers are INR 500.
    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. If you arrive late you undertake a risk of rejection.

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

    Dates in September 2015: 04.09.2015 - 11.09.2015 - 18.09.2015

    Payment on:
    Start Deutsch 1 28.08.2015
    Start Deutsch 2 04.09.2015
    B1 Zertifikat 11.09.2015
    B2 Zertifikat 11.09.2015
    C1 Zertifikat 11.09.2015

    Maximum number of candidates taken per examination date
    Exam No. of Seats Exam Dates**
    Start Deutsch 1: 320 04th September 2015
    Start Deutsch 2: 320 11th September 2015
    B1 Zertifikat: 100 18th September 2015
    B2 Zertifikat: 40 18th September 2015
    C1 Zertifikat: 20 18th September 2015

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