The Goethe-Institut has developed a series of exams for learners of German as a foreign language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache, DaF) at all levels: A1–C2. These can be taken both in Germany and abroad, and have been adapted to fit into the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF), the standard for European language testing. Please refer the below link more more details https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/kup/prf/prf.html

The Goethe-Zentrum Coimbatore have been authorized by the Goethe-Institut to conduct the German language certificate examinations from A1 to B2 level. 

The upcoming exams at Goethe Zentrum are listed below.


  CEF level Date of Exam Date of registration
  A2 20.09.2018 03.09.2018
  B1 27.09.2018 05.09.2018
  German Exams Internal candidates Fees External candidates Fees
Goethe Zertifikat A1  4200* 6300*
Goethe Zertifikat A2  4200* 6300*
Goethe Zertifikat B1 6000* 8700*
Goethe Zertifikat B2 6000* 8700*

         * plus 18% GST

  CEF level Goethe-Institut exam Instructional Hours Needed
A1 GI Zertifikat A1  80 - 200
A2 GI Zertifkat A2  200 - 350
B1 GI Zertifikat B1  350 - 650
B2 GI Zertifikat B2  600 - 800
C1 GI Zertifikat C1  800 - 1000
C2 Zertifikat C2:GDS  1000 - 1200

In 2000, the Goethe-Institut also helped to found the Society for Academic Test Development (Gesellschaft für Akademische Testentwicklung e.V). The resulting TestDaF exams are run by the TestDaF-Institut in Hagen. The tests are supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and are aimed at people who would like to study at German universities, academicians and scientists. The TestDaF can be taken in Germany as well as in 65 countries worldwide. For reference please visit the below links