Is the certification by private institutes accepted by German universities for admission?
German universities accept only certificates issued by the Goethe Institute which is called Max Mueller Bhavan in India. Students can take the A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 exams at Goethe Institutes.
Which level do I have to complete to qualify for higher studies in German universities?
It depends upon the requirements of each university. If you are applying for a program taught in English, then your university may require A1 or A2 certificate. Some universities also require a B1 level certificate.
What is the advantage of learning up to the B1 level even if it is not required by your university?
It is recommended to learn up to B1 level before going to Germany, as it will help you in daily life in Germany and to communicate better with your professors. Fluency in German is also a must if you are seeking employment in Germany.
Can I take the A2 exam without having taken the A1 exam first?
Yes, you can directly take the A2 exam or any exam up to the C2 level directly as an external candidate at the Goethe Institute. But it is recommended that one goes step by step.
How long is the language certificate valid?
The German language certificate is considered valid for life. But some companies consider a certificate that is more than two years old outdated and may require a new certificate.
What is the minimum required score to secure admission?
Your score in the German language exam does not influence your chances of admission. Your academics and the requirements specified by the university are the decisive factors in this matter. You only require a passing certificate in which your grade is mentioned.