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Can someone share what I need to know to pass the A1 or A2 exams from Goethe Institut?

For instance, do I need to know

  • all cases (nominative, accusative, dative, genitive)?
  • the past form of every verb?
  • the separable prefix ver-?
  • etc.
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Following the link of Takkat's answer to the related question leads also to more information about A1 and A2. Hier der Direktlink für A1 Übungsmaterial – Em1 Apr 30 '12 at 9:47
Do you have a test of A1. See you. – user3549 Oct 9 '13 at 22:08
Am I supposed to make sentences from the given flash cards in the German A1 exam? I have an exam this month. Can somebody please give me some info? I am very nervous... – user5936 Apr 6 '14 at 1:36

I have learned German starting from A1 and till C1 level. If you want to pass either of A1 or A2 exam you do not have to know a lot. At A1 level you should be able to use simple sentence structures and basic grammar and little vocabulary. This is a little description of what you should know:

After completing the A2 level, students can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). They will be able to communicate in simple tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Students can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

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hmm.., i often read that pass A1 or A2 is easy. but when i take a look at the sample at, i think it is hard. if people have not see the above sample, and just self study from 1-2 books for 3 months, maybe he/ she will not pass. so maybe easy for someone is not same to other people :)

perhaps after i take the exam, i will try describe more in detail. example: - how many min nouns, verb or adjective you should know? - what most case ask/ use in the exam? etc...

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+1 thx for the link – Stephane Rolland Jul 21 '12 at 4:47

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