Dates and Enrolment

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Examination Chennai


I Exam Registration:

The Online Portal opens at 10:00 hrs on the e-Application date.

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

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

3. The procedure for payment will be intimated to the candidates through the registered email id. No refund/transfers or adjustment of the examination fee is possible.

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

5. Internal candidates 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 that has not been cleared in
the first attempt.

6. Candidates who have registered for any course at Goethe-Institut Chennai/Max Mueller Bhavan will be
considered as internal candidates while appearing for the first time for the examination of that level within six months from the end date of the course.

II On Examination Day:

1. The candidate should be present at the Goethe-Institut / Examination Centre 30 minutes prior to the examination start time.

2. The candidate must produce ORIGINAL & VALID photo identification and the examination receipt issued for that particular examination. The photo identification should bear the candidate’s latest photograph and the date of birth (not only the year of birth).
The following documents shall be accepted for photo identification:
a. Passport
b. Driving license
c. Voter’s ID
d. Aadhar card (with complete date of birth)

3. On failure to produce the above mentioned documents, the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the examination. The management will be unable to entertain any protest made on this ground.

4. Cell phones, watches- analog, digital, smartwatches alongwith any kind of electronic devices are not allowed during the examination. Not only usage but also possession thereof in the examination room shall lead to disqualification from the examination.

5. The examination shall go on for the entire day and the candidates are expected to make travel and food
arrangements accordingly.

III After the examination:

1: The date of announcement of the results shall be announced on the day of examination.

2 The candidate can view the examination results online only. The results will not be given over the phone.

3. 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 INR 1000/-(To be paid in advance). 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.Only the applicable answer sheet and the evaluation sheet shall be presented for the same. You are not allowed to take any photographs or make copies during this process. No question papers will be presented for the same and neither are you entitled to any individual counselling.

4. Certificates: Examination certificates will be sent only through post within fifteen working days after the
announcement of the examination results. The candidate has to fill the correct postal address on an envelope and pay a postal fee of INR 50/- on the day of examination. If the candidate fails to fill the envelope, the Institute will not be responsible for the certificate.

5. 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.

6. In case of loss of certificate, a replacement certificate shall be issued against charges of INR 1000.

IV Liability of the Goethe-Institut:
1. The liability of the Goethe-Institut Chennai/Max Mueller Bhavan and its staff shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. The 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.

2. Grievances regarding 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.

V Disclaimer:

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 2021 
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