Goethe-Zertifikat B2

Ideal if you’d like to ...

  • prepare to study at a university or institution of higher education in Germany
  • provide evidence of your advanced German skills for a job application
  • prepare to work in the medical field in Germany
  • provide evidence that you have successfully passed Level B2
  • hold an official, internationally recognised certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 is a German exam for young people and adults. It certifies that candidates have acquired advanced language skills and corresponds to the fourth level (B2) of the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Passing the exam demonstrates that you can ...

  • understand the main contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics, as well as technical discussions in your own area of specialization,
  • communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is readily possible without a great deal of effort on either side,
  • express your opinion on current issues in a clear and detailed manner, explain your position on a current issue and state the benefits and drawbacks of various options.

Online Registration Guide

The Group registration will no longer be possible from 2022. The individual registration for the German exams from levels A1 - C2 for  participants is only possible online! Online registrations are possible from 10:00 a.m. on the published start date to 12:00 p.m. on the end date.

Exam dates

*) The cheaper price displayed applies if you have already participated in a German language course at the Goethe Institute in the past six months. The six months refer to the period between when the language course ended and the date of the German language exam. In this case, the price will change automatically during the booking procedure. If not, please contact the course office.

Additional information

  • Requests to issue a complete certificate covering all four modules will only be accepted online for a fee of 25,000 KRW. It is only possible to issue the complete certificate on one page per person.
  • All modules that were passed within one year can be listed on the full certificate.
  • There is no difference between the Goethe-Zertifikat B1 for young people and the Goethe-Zertifikat B1 for adults with regard to the degree of difficulty; only the topics vary. The recommended age for the exams for young people is 12 to 16 years old.
  • The certificates issued for the young people and adult versions are identical.


Practice materials

Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available here.

Further information

The requirements, contents of the exam and further information on the Goethe-Zertifikat B2 exam are available here:

Goethe-Zertifikat B2 digital

The Goethe-Institut Korea offers the Goethe-Zertifikat B2 in the digital format as well.