Dates and Enrolment

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Examination Chennai


8.1 The examination fee has to be paid separately on the exam registration dates as per the schedule.

8.2 Participants writing the ‘’Goethe Zertifikat B1, Goethe Zertifikat B2 and Goethe Zertifikat C2’’ examinations for the first time will have to write the examination for all the four modules. In the subsequent attempts one can write the examination only for the module which one has not been able to clear in the first attempt.

8.3 No refund / transfers or adjustment of the examination fee is possible.

8.4 Guidelines of Exam Registration for Internal and External candidates

The Online Portal opens at 10:00 hrs on the E- Application Date

Step 1: On the E-Application date, candidates are requested to register for the examination using the online portal only.

Step 2: Selected candidates will be intimated through the registered e-mail ID on the confirmation mail date. If the candidate has given incorrect email id / date of birth / Id proof number/more than one entry, the candidate cannot be intimated about his or her registration process.

Step 3: The procedure for payment will be intimated to the candidates through the registered e-mail ID

8.5 Special arrangements can be made in the case of participants with special needs provided appropriate proof of the need is documented at the time of exam registration.

8.6 Certificates: Examination certificates will be sent only through courier within fifteen working days after the announcement of the examination results. The candidate have to fill the envelope on the day of examination. If the candidate fails to fill the envelope, the Institute will not be responsible for the certificate.

8.7 The certificates will be issued according to the details in the hall ticket. There is no possibility for any change once the certificate is issued.

8.8 Viewing of Exam Papers: The results of the exam may be viewed by the candidate within two weeks of receiving their exam results. All requests are to be submitted in writing to the exam department or by sending an E-Mail, with name of the candidate, name of the examination, examination date and the candidate's examination ID number, along with a fee of 1000/-. Merely pointing out that a certain number of points was not achieved does not qualify as a sufficient reason for an appeal. The Goethe-Institut Chennai / Max Mueller Bhavan may reject requests that are based on unsatisfactory reasons. Appointments will be given to the candidates on a Friday between 15:00 to 16:00 hrs. Candidates are requested to come to the institute one hour before the appointment to complete the formalities.

9. Liability of the Goethe-Institut

9.1 The liability of the Goethe-Institut Chennai/Max Mueller Bhavan and its staff shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. Goethe-Institut Chennai /Max Mueller Bhavan also accepts no liability for the cancellation of services due to force majeure (e.g. Natural disasters, fire, floods, war, official orders and all other circumstances beyond the control of the contractual parties

10. Grievances regarding courses and examinations can be addressed to the Language department through Email to The terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice. For the latest version, please check the website.
The number of available seats and examination dates are only indicative. 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.
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Examination Fee 2020 
Examination FEE INR
Goethe-Zertifikat A1:
Fit in Deutsch 1
1.300 1.300
Goethe-Zertifikat A2:
Fit in Deutsch
1.300 1.300
Goethe-Zertifikat A1:
Start Deutsch 1
4.800 7.000
Goethe-Zertifikat A2 4.800 7.000
Goethe-Zertifikat B1
für Jugendliche (B1j)
4.500 or
1.500 pro Module
4.500 or
1.500 pro Module
Goethe-Zertifikat B1:
Zertifikat Deutsch
7.000 or
2.800 pro Module
11.500 or
3.800 pro Module
Goethe-Zertifikat B2  7.000 or
2.800 pro Module
11.500 or
3.800 pro Module
Goethe-Zertifikat C1 7.000 11.500
Goethe-Zertifikat C2:GDS 11.000 or
3.800 pro Module
12.500 or
4.800 pro Module
Goethe Test Pro 4.800 4.800