Exams

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 link more more details https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/kup/prf/prf.html

The Goethe-Zentrum in Trivandrum and the branch in Kochi have been authorized by the Goethe-Institut to conduct the German language certificate examinations from A 1 to C2 level in Kerala. All Faculty Members have undergone examiner's training Programme. They are qualified examiner holding Examiner Certificate issued by Goethe- Institute.

Please choose your centre for exam.

  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

https://www.daad.de/en/

https://www.testdaf.de/