Common European Framework of Reference Exams

Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Exams

The Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University administers the A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 exams of the Common European Framework of Reference. These exams are recognized world-wide. They test the language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

We underwent some structural changes in 2022. For the year 2023, we only offer the exams A1, A2, and B1.

We will start offering B2 and C1 exams again in 2024.

Exam dates for Spring 2023

Level Date Registration Deadline IU Time and Place Approximate Length* Fee
A1 Saturday April 22 Wednesday, April 12 Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Third Floor
12 noon
80 mins $ 190 ($170 for IU students)
A2 Thursday, April 27 Wednesday, April 19 Hamilton Lugar SGIS, Third Floor
2 PM
110 mins $210($ 180 for IU students)
B1 Saturday, April 29 Wednesday,
April 19
Hamilton Lugar SGIS,  Third Floor
12 noon
205 mins $250 ($200 for IU students)
* test time – break time extra

More information about the CEFR exams can be found on the website of the Goethe-Institute Washington, DC:

You also need to register with the Goethe-Institute Washington via the following links.

A1 –

A2 –

B1 –

The Goethe Institute charges the exam fees and sends the exam papers to us. You will be informed of the examination room shortly before the exam.
You need a photo ID on the day of the exam.