Goethe language learning, Berlin Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • study, conduct research or work in Germany,
  • take a language exam that is recognized by all universities and institutions of higher education in Germany,
  • provide evidence of your knowledge of German to research institutes and employers.

The TestDaF is an advanced-level language exam. It covers levels B2 to C1 on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The certificate issued upon successful completion of all four sections of the TestDaF exam at TestDaF level 4 will act as evidence of the language skills needed to gain admission to almost any subject and degree course at universities and institutions of higher education in Germany. The TestDaF language exam also provides internationally recognized evidence that your knowledge of German is sufficient to complete scientific projects and enter academic professions.
No specialist knowledge is required to take the exam.

Global presence

The TestDaF exam can only be taken at licenced test centres. Currently there are around 450 test centres that offer the exam. You can search for test centres in Germany and around the world below:

Test centres in Germany
Test centres around the world


TestDaF 2017 and 2018 at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi

Examination (T091)
20. February, 2018 (Tuesday)
9:30–15:30 hrs
Registration 28.11.2017 - 23.01.2018

Examination (T092)
26. April, 2018 (Thursday)
9:30–15:30 hrs
Registration 01.03. - 28.03.2018

Examination (T093)
23. May, 2018 (Wednesday)
9:30–15:30 hrs
Registration 30.03. - 25.04.2018

Examination (T094)
19. July, 2018 (Thursday)
9:30–15:30 hrs
Registration 24.05. - 21.06.2018

Examination (T095)
20. September, 2018 (Thursday)
9:30–15:30 hrs
Registration 26.07. - 23.08.2018

Incription and payment of fee only online on www.testdaf.de
Examination Fee in 2017: € 90,00 
Examination Fee from 01.01.2018: €100,00

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi und Pune are the only test centres for this examination in India.

Candidates have to make their own travel arrangements for taking the test in Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi and Pune.


Practice materials

Practice materials and recommended reading are available here.

Further information

The requirements, contents of the exam and further information on the TestDaF exam are available here: