German exams

Important Notification!

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer any more exam dates until further notice! 

Since it is becoming increasingly hard to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff and the unpredictability of future lockdown restrictions make it hard for us to guarantee specific dates, we have deferred all exams.

We hope for your understanding!

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. 

Spouse immigration

The Goethe-Zertifikat A1 and all other higher level certificates (A2 to C2) provide suitable evidence of the language skills required for permission to be granted to join your husband or wife in Germany.

Frequently asked questions

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