Goethe-Zertifikat B2

Goethe language learning, Berlin Photo: Goethe-Institut/Sonja Tobias

Ideal if you'd like to ...

  • attend a preparatory course (Studienkolleg) to qualify for admission to university in Germany
  • demonstrate an advanced knowledge of German for employment purposes
  • prepare to work in the medical sector
  • prove that you have successfully reached level B2
  • be issued with an official and internationally recognized certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 is a German exam for 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.

Examination dates

Date
(Written/
oral)
  Registration
Deadline
Fee
22/01/2018/
23/01/2018
  15/01/2018 430,000 L.L.
19/02/2018/
20/02/2018
  12/02/2018 430,000 L.L.
10/04/2018/
11/04/2018
fully booked 03/04/2018 430,000 L.L.
17/04/2018/
18/04/2018
  10/04/2018 430,000 L.L.
04/06/2018/
05/06/2018
fully booked 28/05/2018 430,000 L.L.
09/07/2018/
10/07/2018
  02/07/2018 430,000 L.L.
28/08/2018/
29/08/2018
  21/08/2018 430,000 L.L.
08/10/2018/
09/10/2018
  01/10/2018 430,000 L.L.
26/11/2018/
27/11/2018
  19/11/2018 430,000 L.L.
Additional charges apply for individual examination dates.

Enrolment

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

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 B2 exam are available here: