German exams

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Our German exams

Do you require evidence of your German language skills that is recognised all over the world? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We run German exams for all levels of ability, ranging from A1 to C2.

Goethe-Zertifikat B1

Goethe-Zertifikat B2

Goethe-Zertifikat C1

Goethe-Zertifikat C2

Goethe-Test PRO

Further information

Accessible practice exercises

We provide practice materials and sample exams for all our German exams. These are fully accessible and therefore suitable for people with disabilities.

Quality standards

More than 230,000 satisfied customers a year thanks to the Goethe-Institut’s certificates being accepted around the world as valid evidence of an individual’s language skills.

Test your German

Test how „gut“ your German is: Are you just starting out, pretty good or really great? This test gives you a first orientation. 

Frequently asked questions

We will inform you here about frequently asked questions on the examinations of the Goethe-Institut.

Exam Dates & Fees 2024

Please Note: Exam Registration

  • All candidates should come in person for registrations
  • All payments should be made in cash

Please Note: Internal Students

Internal students who have not been on a course with us for more than six months or where the last examination is more than six months will be considered as external candidates from September 2023 onwards.

Exam Results / Certificate Collection

Please be advised that the examination results will be released online as follows:

A1/A2: within 2-3 weeks from the exam date 
B1/B2: within 5-6 weeks from the exam date 

Please note: From May 2024 onwards exam candidates will receive their exam certificates in digital format ONLY on meingoethe.de accessible with their personal logins.

Certificates can be collected three days after the results have been released (only applies to exam candidates who sat for their exam before May 2024, except A1 exam on 10.04.2024 and A2 exam on 08.04.2024)

Certificate Collection Schedule at the Seminar Room:
Mondays and Tuesdays: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesdays: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Please ensure you bring the following required documents:
  • Exam receipt
  • National Identity Card (NIC) or passport

If a third person will be coming to collect the candidate's certificate, please notify the language course office in writing at info-colombo@goethe.de. Kindly include the full name and NIC of the individual who will be collecting the certificate, and ensure that the bearer can provide proper identification when picking up the certificate. 
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