Exam Levels & Types

Exam Levels & Types

Do you require evidence of your German language skills with recognititon all over the world? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We run German exams for all levels of ability, ranging from A1 to C2.

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Overview of Exam Levels by the Goethe-Institut

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. Below is an overview of all German exams by the Goethe-Institut that can be taken at our exam locations in Switzerland.

Goethe-Zertifikate Levels
Goethe-Zertifikat A1 - Jugendliche (Fit in Deutsch 1) - Erwachsene (Start Deutsch 1)
Goethe-Zertifikat A2 - Jugendliche (Fit in Deutsch 2) - Erwachsene
Goethe-Zertifikat B1 - Jugendliche - Erwachsene
Goethe-Zertifikat B2 - Jugendliche - Erwachsene
Goethe-Zertifikat C1 - Erwachsene
Goethe-Zertifikat C2 - Erwachsene

Quality standards with exams by the Goethe-Institut

More than 230,000 satisfied customers a year thanks to the Goethe-Institut’s certificates being accepted around the world. The certificates show valid evidence of an individual’s language skills. In Switzerland, exams by the Goethe-Institut are also accepted by Fide

Exam offers & types across Switzerland

We have you covered, from Berne to Chur, we are near you with our exam locations all throughout Switzerland. Exams by the Goethe-Institut are offered on-site in our venues and on paper only.

Exam Guidelines

Please find here the exam guidelines for exams by the Goethe-Institut.

Recognised by Fide

The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) maintains a list of recognised language certificates. Listed are exams by the Goethe-Institut and the French exam TCF - Tout Public that Swiss Exams offers. The fide language passport serves as proof for naturalisation, residence permit (B) and settlement permit (C). The language passport can be applied for TCF (only with Épreuves complémentaires) at the Fide office (costs CHF 20.-). The easiest way to get a fide Sprachenpass in Switzerland!

This is the quickest and easiest way to get your fide language pass! If you have successfully passed a Goethe-Institut exam or the French exam TCF - Tout Public (Test de connaissance du français), all you need to do is fill out he form below and send in the supporting documents.

How to apply for the fide passport

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