The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 exam comprises reading, listening, writing and speaking sections (the speaking section is completed in pairs).
The exam is offered at selected centres in digital format or on paper. Consistent standards are used worldwide for administration and evaluation.
You will be asked to read a number of different texts, such as forum posts, newspaper and magazine articles, commentaries and instructions. You will be required to summarise key information and important details, as well as viewpoints, opinions and rules.
Duration: 65 minutes
You will be asked to express and justify your opinion on a current social theme in a forum post. You will also write a formal message in a professional context.
Duration: 75 minutes
You will be asked to listen to interviews, presentations, conversations and everyday remarks, as well as radio broadcasts. You will be required to summarise the main points and key details.
Duration: approx. 40 minutes
You will be asked to deliver a short presentation on a specified theme and discuss it with your conversation partner. You will also be required to exchange arguments with the other person.
Duration: 15 minutes