German exams at the Goethe-Institut

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It is great to know German and to use it frequently. It is even better to be able to prove this with an official certificate. The Goethe-Institut examination certificates are internationally recognized as proof of qualification. Confirmation of participation in a German language course is often not enough, so register for the German exam at the Goethe-Institut of your choice. 

Which German exam should I take, and where?

You may take the Goethe-Institut’s German exams after completing a Goethe language course, but this is not compulsory. If you have been in a German language course at the Goethe-Institut, you are already familiar with the classification of the difficulty levels. You can take an examination at each of the six levels: Levels A1 and A2 are for beginners in German, B1 and B2 build on this knowledge, C1 and C2 are the highest possible examinations. If you have learned German elsewhere, you can find out which examination level is right for you by taking an online test or a placement test at your local Goethe-Institut.

Exams for all levels are available at twelve locations in Germany. You can choose an examination that suits your preferred timetable or you can choose one of the dates of your preferred location.

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Are you ready for the exam?

You don't want to leave anything to chance for your exam? Let the Goethe-Institut, the developer of the Goethe-Zertifikate, prepare you for your next German exam. Since every person learns differently, the Goethe-Institut offers different preparation formats. Depending on whether you prefer to prepare in a group with other participants or individually online, you can choose between two preparation courses: