Goethe-Zertifikat B1

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Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • attend a preparatory course (Studienkolleg) to qualify for admission to university in Germany
  • live and work in Germany
  • prove that you have successfully reached level B1
  • be issued with an official and internationally recognized certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 is a German exam for young people and adults. It certifies that candidates are independent users of the German language and corresponds to the third level (B1) on 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 points of information in conversations and texts on familiar matters relating to work, school and leisure time, etc. when clear, standard language is used,
  • deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in German-speaking countries,
  • express yourself simply and coherently when talking about familiar topics and areas of personal interest,
  • report on experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and ambitions as well as make short statements and explanations.

Enrolment

By submission of a valid passport. Language course office You can also obtain information on examination preparation from the Language Department.

Examination dates

Date
(Written/
oral)
  Registration
Deadline
Fee
15/01/2018/
16/01/2018
fully booked 08/01/2018 400,000 L.L.
21/02/2018/
22/02/2018
fully booked 14/02/2018 400,000 L.L.
21/03/2018/
22/03/2018
fully booked 14/03/2018 400,000 L.L.
26/03/2018/
27/03/2018
fully booked 19/03/2018 400,000 L.L.
12/04/2018/
13/04/2018
  05/04/2018 400,000 L.L.
02/05/2018/
03/05/2018
fully booked 25/04/2018 400,000 L.L.
11/06/2018/
12/06/2018
  04/06/2018 400,000 L.L.
25/06/2018/
26/06/2018
  18/06/2018 400,000 L.L.
17/09/2018/
18/09/2018
  10/09/2018 400,000 L.L.
29/10/2018/
30/10/2018
  22/10/2018 400,000 L.L.
Additional charges apply for individual examination dates.

Preparation

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 B1 exam are available here: