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g.a.s.t. DTZ: German test for immigrants

Standardised language test to determine German language skills


We are your reliable guide in preparing for the g.a.s.t. DTZ exam, the German test for immigrants. With our options and exam tips, you will be able to demonstrate the necessary language levels A2 and B1 after the course. Language level B1 is considered sufficient in Germany to participate in everyday life.

For many immigrants, the DTZ exam is the key to integration and professional development. We will therefore guide you through the process step by step to ensure that you can prepare for the test in the best possible way. From grammar and listening comprehension to writing and speaking: With us, you are well on your way to successfully demonstrating your German language skills!

The DTZ exam consists of a written and an oral section.

g.a.s.t. DTZ exam dates

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Requirements for your participation


  • You can read and write the Latin alphabet.
  • You are at least 16 years old.
  • You are authorised to participate in an integration course and have participated in at least one course section of the integration course (without authorisation to participate at your own expense).
  • If the placement test prior to the integration course already assigns you language level B1, it is possible that you can take the DTZ without an integration course.


The written DTZ exam

This lasts 100 minutes and contains tasks in the following areas


  • Listening comprehension,
  • Reading comprehension and
  • Written expression (a short letter).


The oral DTZ exam

It takes about 15 minutes.


  • You usually take this g.a.s.t. DTZ exam together with another participant. It can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.


The g.a.s.t. DTZ certificate

You will receive a certificate attesting to your language skills at level B1 or A2. If your language skills are below level A2, you will not receive a certificate, but a results sheet.


What happens if I do not reach language level B1?

If you do not pass the DTZ exam with language level B1, you have the opportunity to take a new exam via repeat courses (for participants of integration courses). External participants (without attending an integration course) can take the g.a.s.t. DTZ exam at a new level without repeating the course.

Further information on the g.a.s.t. DTZ exam

Detailed information on the content requirements of the g.a.s.t. DTZ exam:

Official and free g.a.s.t. training materials

What is g.a.s.t.?

This abbreviation stands for the Gesellschaft für Akademische Studienvorbereitung und Testentwicklung e. V. It was founded in 2000 as a non-profit organisation. It organises German tests for immigrants (DTZ) on behalf of the BAMF (Federal Ministry for Migration and Refugees). This includes, for example, organising appointments and coordinating the tests in cooperation with the test centres as well as evaluating the tests and providing the results.

g.a.s.t. is funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Goethe-Institut and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), among others.

Your contact for all exam questions

Marc Selinski Ansprechpartner Zertifikate Inlingua

Marc Selinski


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