Advice and information

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Advice and information


Following to the New York State's regional phased reopening plan, we will only be allowed to conduct on site German exams once we entered phase 4 of the reopening plan. You will then have the chance to take the German exams at the Goethe-Institut New York, following CDC's the safety guidelines for hygiene.

If you need to take the exam urgently, please contact us. We are working on a solution on offering the exams as soon as possible.

If you think that you meet the language requirements, then you can enroll for an exam at any time. We recommend that you participate in one of our courses, however. During these courses, you will be taught language and examination-specific skills that will make it as easy as possible for you to pass the exam.

Our Examinations

Do you need certification or a diploma for work, study or a visa? Would you like to know the level of your knowledge of German? There are numerous internationally recognised proficiency exams available through our institute.

The overview of Goethe-Institut examination and course levels can tell you which exam is designed for which level. Young Learners exams (Fit A1, Fit A2, B1J) take place on regular exam dates. Please contact the Language Office directly to register minors.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Language Office.

Exam Times

Goethe-Zertifikat A1/ A2/ B1  
Start: 10.00am
Check-in: 9.30am           
Goethe-Zertifikat B2/ C1/ C2
Start: 1.00pm
Check-in: 12.30pm

Important Documents

Please bring a valid photo-ID or passport on the day of the exam.

If you are under 18, a parent or guardian has to be present for the check-in on the day of the exam.

Further Offerings

Exam Prep Courses

Need preparation for any of our exams?

Overview of levels A1–C2

Our German courses are based on the levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.