The German exams offered by the Goethe-Institut correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from level A1 for beginners to C2 for the most advanced language learners.
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.
The participation for the exam requires neither prior attendance at a specific language school or in a prep course nor the acquisition of a lower level certificate.
The exam as a whole can be re-taken as often as needed.
However, we recommend participation in a prep course at the testing location. There you will learn the necessary linguistic and exam-specific skills that will help you succeed on the exam.
Accessible and interactive sample papers and practice exercises to help you prepare online are available through the respective links below.
The description of the respective exam level explains what skills you are able to demonstrate after passing the exam.