Dates and Enrollment

Goethe-Institut German exams registration Photo: Goethe-Institut/Bettina Siegwart

Do you need certification or a diploma for work, study or a visa? Would you like to know the level of your German knowledge?
There are numerous internationally recognised proficiency exams available through our Institute

We are happy to inform you that the next exams will be held tentatively in January 2021. The dates are subject to the directives issues by the government of Karnataka at the time of the exams.
As the Goethe-Institut Bangalore adheres to strict hygiene regulations, we can only accept a small number of exam candidates, which is why we are offering these exams to candidates who fulfil the following criteria and have received:
  • an acceptance letter for a course of study at a university in a German speaking country,
  • spouse visa requirement, or
  • a job offer letter from a German speaking country.
Please send the exam registration mail with a copy of the relevant document as mentioned above.
Applicants without any supporting documents may also apply and state the purpose in the mail, and seats will be offered in case of extra seats still available at the end of the priority registrations.

We are adhering to the 20 seats per day maximum limit to ensure a safe environment for our visitors and our staff.
Registration process:

ONLY the students who have been allotted a confirmed seat will be informed via email within 5 working days.
Level Date of
Email Registration Request No. of exam participants
A1 18.01.2021 03.01.2021 from
9:30 to 11:30 am
A2 19.01.2021 03.01.2021 from
9:30 to 11:30 am
B1 20.01.2021 03.01.2021 from
9:30 to 11:30 am
B2 (DDP) 21.01.2021 03.01.2021 from
9:30 to 11:30 am
B2 (DDP) 22.01.2021 03.01.2021 from
9:30 to 11:30 am

The exam registration window is open as per the table above.
  • Please send an email to with your request for exam registration. 
  • The mail's subject line should contain ONLY the level of the exam: E.g A1, A2 etc.
  • Full name, date of birth, mobile number, registration number (from previous courses or exams with any Goethe-Institut) and the city of residence should be mentioned in the body of the email.
  • An attachment (an acceptance letter from a university, spouse visa requirement or a job offer letter) or a reason to take the exam as mentioned above is compulsory.
  • Emails will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Emails not conforming to the mentioned requirements will not be processed.
  • There are limited seats on offer. A confirmation mail and further procedure for the payment of fees will be sent within 5 working days.
  • Only emails received within the registration window will be processed.
  • One email is required per person. Multiple persons cannot register with one email. Multiple mail requests from the same person will not be considered.
  • Timings (and date in case of B2) for the exams will be allotted to you by the management.
  • The B2 exam is being offered only on a digital platform.
  • All exams will take place physically at the institute, and they cannot be taken online.

The number of available seats and examination dates are indicative only. We reserve the right to change or modify the number of available seats and/or examination dates without notice due to internal scheduling or administrative reasons or reasons pertaining to regulations stipulated by the Central or State government.
Exam Fee from JAnuary 2020 Internal
Goethe Zertifikat A1: 
Fit in Deutsch 1 (for age group 10-16 years)
1300 1300
Goethe Zertifikat A2:
Fit in Deutsch (for age group 10-16 years)
1300 1300
Goethe Zertifikat A1:
Start Deutsch 1 (for adults 16 years and above)
4,800 7,000
Goethe Zertifikat A2 (for adults 16 years and above) 4,800 7,000
Goethe Zertifikat B1 für Jugendliche (for age group 10-16 years) 4,500
Modul 1,500
Modul 1,450
Goethe Zertifikat B1 (for adults 16 years and above) 7,000
Modul 2.800
Modul 3,800
Goethe Zertifikat B2 7,000 
Modul 2,800
Modul 3,800
Goethe Zertifikat C1 7,000 11,500
Goethe Zertifikat C2 11,000
Modul 3,800 
Modul 4,800
Goethe-Test PRO 4,800 4,800

- How to check your results online:

- Click here to check your result online.

I Registration
  • Examination fee is due at the time of registration. Fee is to be paid by credit / debit card or by demand draft payable to “Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore”. Cash payment is not accepted.
  • The contractually binding fee is the fee stated in the price list at the time of application in the current prospectus of the Institute.
  • Candidates who are attending a course at Goethe-Institut Bangalore will be considered as internal candidates to write the examination, all others are considered as external candidates.
  • The B1, B2 and C2 exams are modular exams. If required, these exams may be re-taken any number of times in their entirety; over and above this, individual modules of the modular exams may also be re-taken any number of times..
  • No refund of examination fees is allowed. This rule is applicable for all candidates - internal and external.
  • No change of exam date or time is permitted after registration. Exceptions can be made only in case the candidate is medically ill and submits a doctor’s certificate to the language office. In this case, the exam fee will be credited for the next exam date. A processing fee of Rs. 1500 will be charged for the change.
  • Name on registration form should be correctly filled in CAPITAL LETTERS as per passport. No change of name will be accepted after registration.
  • Examination fee will not be accepted after given date and time.
  • Candidates are requested to read and understand the Exam Guidelines and Procedures posted on our website.
  • Special rules can be made in the case of candidates with special needs provided that appropriate proof of the need is documented at the time of registration.
II At the time of the exam
  • Candidates should be present 20 minutes before the start of the exam.
  • Candidates should present an original government issued proof of identity on the day of the exam: Passport, Driver’s license, PAN Card, Voters ID Card, Aadhar Card are accepted.
  • Candidates should also present the exam fee paid receipt on the exam day.
  • In case the candidate does not have an original ID card and / or the fee paid receipt, he / she will not be allowed to sit for the exam.
  • Exam timings are subject to change in case of any unavoidable circumstances. In this case the candidates will be informed of the new timings.
  • Oral exam will be held on the same day and after the written exam and the exact oral exam timing will be communicated on that day after the written exam.
  • Any complaints regarding the administration of the exam should be lodged with the management of the institute immediately after the exam.
III After the exam
  • Certificates will be issued on the day of the result and should be collected in person or by an authorized representative within 2 months of the announcement of the results. The institute does not undertake responsibility for the certificates thereafter.
  • Examination results will NOT be given over the phone.
  • Exam results can be checked online on the day of the result by entering the PTN number and date of birth of the candidate on the following web site:
IV Inspection
  • Upon request, participants (minors in the company of a parent or guardian) may inspect the exam that they appeared for in the presence of the exam official. During this inspection, the applicable answer and evaluation sheets shall be presented. No copies may be made during this process. The participants shall not be permitted to inspect the exam documents for participants with the exercises. Participants are not entitled to any personal consultations.
  • In order to apply for the inspection a written email needs to be sent to

VI Complaint Management
  • Complaints, if any, should be should be submitted in writing to the language office at Should a satisfactory solution not be reached, then the complaint should be addressed in writing to Dr Axel Beier, Head - Language Department and Deputy Director at:

Dear Student,
Here is a list of links which can be used to prepare to write the Goethe Exams.