Goethe | Test PRO

Goethe | Test PRO

How good is your German? What language skills do your current or future employees possess? The Goethe-Test PRO: German for professionals by the Goethe-Institut provides an answer to this question. This computer-based German test evaluates listening and reading competence quickly and reliably in the workplace.

Exam Information

What is the Goethe-Test PRO?

  • The Goethe-Test PRO is a computer-based language assessment test containing test comprehensions of Reading & Listening, Grammar and Vocabulary.
  • The Goethe-Test PRO last for about 60 - 90 minutes.
  • The language level is determined using the adaptive test method. That means, the level always adapts to the answer of the previous question.
  • The test results are available immediately after completing the test and are reported according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. (CEFR)

Who is the Goethe-Test PRO for?

The Goethe-Test PRO is suitable for people who want to test their knowledge of business German quickly and easily on a computer. The test results are available immediately and ready for print after the test has been completed. They can be used for the following:

  • To register for a suitable German course
  • To apply for a position
  • In order to gain a competitive advantage in the company
  • To confirm the German level to the Migration Office or the RAV

Companies and organisations

Organisations primarily use the Goethe-Test PRO in a human resources context for the assessment of German language skills of job applicants and existing staff. Additionally, it is increasingly being used for the monitoring and support of language training in companies. For example, it may be used to track language gain over an extended training period. Companies and organisations also use the Goethe-Test PRO for benchmarking purposes, setting linguistic goals and assessing employees’ achievements against these criteria.

Language Training Institutions / Schools

Schools predominantly use Goethe-Test PRO for course placement purposes, general language assessment as well as for recommendations to students in regard to the preparation for standard exams that lead to a certificated German language qualification.


Individuals can make use of the Goethe-Test PRO in a number of ways. On the one hand, they can use the Goethe-Test PRO as an indicator of German language ability in a CV. Alternatively, individuals can use the Goethe-Test PRO to confirm the assessment of a standard certificate (e.g. Goethe Zertifikat: B1) which may have been obtained sometime in the past. It can also serve as a recommendation to an individual as to which standard exam he or she should prepare for.

Preparation for the Goethe-Test PRO

Gain an impression of the Goethe-Test PRO right now, free of charge with this DEMO-version.

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