Goethe-Zertifikat B2

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Ideal if you’d like to ...

  • study at a university in a German-speaking country
  • 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 adults and it will be available to young people as well from 2019. 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.

Examinations

Date
Written / Oral Exam
Online Registration until  Personal Registration
Goethe-Zertifikat B2 for young people
12.06.2019
9 am–1 pm / from 1:45 pm
24.05.2019 13.–15.05.2019
24.06.2019
9 am–1 pm / from 1:45 pm
24.05.2019 13.–15.05.2019
Goethe-Zertifikat B2 for adults
12.06.2019
9 am–1 pm / from 1:45 pm
24.05.2019 13.–15.05.2019
24.06.2019
9 am–1 pm / from 1:45 pm
24.05.2019 13.–15.05.2019

Fee

Exam:
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 150 Euro
External Examinees: 170 Euro

Each module (written / oral):
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 80 Euro
External Examinees: 90 Euro

New from September 2019

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 was revised. You can be examined in the new modular Goethe-Zertifikat B2 in our institute from September 2019.

Examination per module

Date
Written / Oral Exam
Online Registration until  Personal Registration
Goethe-Zertifikat B2 for young people
06.09.2019
9 am–1 pm / from 1:45 pm
19.07.2019 08.–10.07.2019
Goethe-Zertifikat B2 for adults
06.09.2019
9 am–1 pm / from 1:45 pm
19.07.2019 08.–10.07.2019

Fee

Full Exam (4 modules):
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 150 Euro
External Examinees: 170 Euro

1 module:
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 55 Euro
External Examinees: 65 Euro

2 modules:
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 90 Euro
External Examinees: 100 Euro

3 modules:
Participants of a German language course at the Goethe-Institut: 120 Euro
External Examinees: 135 Euro

Advice and Enrolment

Preparation

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: