Goethe-Zertifikat B2

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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.

Examination dates

We offer at least 20 examination dates per month and thus test almost 1500 candidates at all levels.
We test in the mornings and afternoons and also on the weekend. When you enrol, you will be presented with an overview of all the dates that are still available and you can bindingly choose a free place that suits you best.

Examination Fee Goethe-Zertifikat B2
180 USD (Parts: 60$/Part)



You must register for the examination in person. Please exclusively use our Online Service to make an appointment
Appointments are no longer made by email!
Note: Please note that to book an appointment, you will leave the goethe.de pages.

At present, demand exceeds our capacity. Therefore, waiting times of several weeks may occur. We are continuously trying to expand our service, and registration dates are regularly released by us.

Kindly bring the examination fee, your passport and the completed Enrolment Form with you.


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: