Goethe-Zertifikat B2

A young woman clenching her fists in joy. © Getty Images

Ideal if you’d like to ...

  • prepare to study at a university or institution of higher education in Germany
  • provide evidence of your advanced German skills for a job application
  • prepare to work in the medical field in Germany
  • provide evidence that you have successfully passed Level B2
  • hold an official, internationally recognised certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 is a German exam for young people and adults. It certifies that candidates have acquired advanced language skills and corresponds to the fourth level (B2) of 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 contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics, as well as technical discussions in your own area of specialization,
  • communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is readily possible without a great deal of effort on either side,
  • express your opinion on current issues in a clear and detailed manner, explain your position on a current issue and state the benefits and drawbacks of various options.

Examination dates

Date and place Enrolment
24/06/2021 (adults and young people)
until 17/06/2021
01/07/2021 (adults and young people)
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
until 24/06/2021
until 19/08/2021
Abu dhabi
until 08/09/2021
23/09/2021 (adults and young people)
Dubai, Muscat
until 16/09/2021
until 14/10/2021
04/11/2021 (adults and young people)
until 28/10/2021
Abu Dhabi
until 10/11/2021
until 11/11/2021
until 09/12/2021

Examination fee
United Arab Emirates: Internal AED 1,250 / External AED 1,700
*For each separate module: Internal AED 350 / External AED 500

Oman: Internal OMR 90 / External OMR 120
*For each separate module: Internal OMR 27 / 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 B2 exam are available here: