Goethe-Zertifikat B1

A young man raising his index finger. Photo: Getty Images/DexImage

Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • attend a preparatory course (Studienkolleg) to qualify for admission to university in Germany
  • live and work in Germany
  • prove that you have successfully reached level B1
  • be issued with an official and internationally recognized certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 is a German exam for young people and adults. It certifies that candidates are independent users of the German language and corresponds to the third level (B1) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Passing the exam demonstrates that you can ...

  • understand the main points of information in conversations and texts on familiar matters relating to work, school and leisure time, etc. when clear, standard language is used,
  • deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in German-speaking countries,
  • express yourself simply and coherently when talking about familiar topics and areas of personal interest,
  • report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and ambitions as well as make short statements and explanations.

Examination dates


Date and place Enrolment
25/05/2021 (adults and young people)
Dubai, Muscat
until 18/05/2021
27/05/2021 (adults and young people)
until 20/05/2021
24/06/2021 (adults and young people)
Dubai, Muscat
until 17/06/2021
01/07/2021 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi
until 24/06/2021
19/08/2021 (adults and young people)
until 12/08/2021
until 19/08/2021
Abu Dhabi
until 08/09/2021
until 16/09/2021
21/10/2021 (adults and young people)
Dubai, Muscat
until 14/10/2021
Abu Dhabi
until 10/11/2021
until 11/11/2021
25/11/2021 (adults and young people)
until 18/11/2021
until 09/12/2021

Examination fee
United Arab Emirates*: Internal AED 800 / External AED 1300
* For each separate module: Internal AED 250 / External AED 400

Oman: Internal OMR 80 / External OMR 105
* For each separate module: Internal OMR 30 / External OMR 40

Advice and Enrolment


Practice materials

Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available here.

Further information

The requirements, contents of the exam and further information on the Goethe-Zertifikat B1 exam are available here: