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About German Language

To study in Germany, you need to prove that you speak English or German well enough to study in that language. This proof needs to be delivered by handing in an official language certificate unless you are a native speaker or have graduated from an English or German-speaking program. Of course, getting to this point requires hard work. But do not worry: Universities will not expect you to speak anywhere near as perfectly as a native speaker.

More than 245,000 international students are currently enrolled at German universities, most of them come from non-English and non-German speaking countries. Therefore, universities are prepared to have second-language speakers in the classroom.

The German law clearly defines which German language certificates a student may hand in. However, the universities and each program can make independent decisions when it comes to setting the requirements for the German language level. That is why it is important that you check with the program of your choice to learn precisely which proficiency level they expect from you.

As a rule of thumb, German universities require you to present a proof of upper intermediate to advanced German language skills (level B2/C1) to study in German.

To let applicants know how well they should speak German, many German universities use the terms defined by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On this scale, there are 6 levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).

German Language Exam Structure

Exam pattern
Level A1Beginner
Level A2Elementary
Level B1Intermediate
Level B2Upper-Intermediate
Level C1Advanced
Level C2Highly competent
Other Details
Exam Conducting BodyGoethe-Institut or Max Mueller Bhavan in India
Test CentresBangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Pune
Score ValidityAll Goethe-Zertifikat Certificates- A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 - do not expire
Test FeesA1: INR 8720, A2: INR 9800, B1: INR 17600 Modul INR 4400, B2: INR 19600 Modul INR 4900, C1: INR 21800, C2: INR 23600 Modul INR 5900

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Common Questions

German Language FAQ

The exams of the Goethe-Institut are available to anyone interested, regardless of the exam candidate’s citizenship. They are designed to demonstrate knowledge in German as a second language and/or as a foreign language.

You may leave the room for a reasonable time (bathroom). This absence will be noted in the “Report on the Administration of the Exam”.

The exam as a whole can be re-taken as often as needed. Details on re-taking the exam or part of the exam can be found under Terms and conditions for exam administration.

Goethe-Zertifikats A1 through C2 do not expire. Many institutions and employers, however, expect the certificate to be dated not more than two years ago. The certificates of the Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP), das Kleine Deutsche Sprachdiplom (KDS) und das Große Deutsche Sprachdiplom (GDS) will be valid after the introduction of the new Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom and with the change of the the exam offers on the level C2 beginning 01.01.2012.

No duplicate will be issued. If the exam was taken within the last ten years, the testing location where you took the exam will issue a substitute document for a small fee.

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