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telc Deutsch B2 Medizin Zugangsprüfung

The German examination for medical professionals

This certificate demonstrates that you have German language skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking at level B2, as well as the necessary communication skills for the job

Structure of the examination

The examination consists of a written and an oral examination. 


In the written examination, the focus is on reading and listening. The content and type of texts reflect the professional everyday life of doctors. There are various types of tasks, such as multiple-choice or matching tasks. In addition, test takers have to write a short note to a colleague. 


In the oral exam, the speaking skills of the test takers are assessed in doctor-patient conversations, doctor-doctor conversations, as well as in conversations with family members. 

 Subtest Number of partsDuration in minutesAdditional information 


Written examination 

Listening  330


No break 

Reading  4
Language elements 1
Writing 130
Oral examination Speaking 3approx. 22½ 

Pair examination 

10-minute preparation time 

This examination is available as a paper-based examination. It can NOT be taken as a partial examination.  

In the mock examination, you'll find further important details about the examination, including a complete examination with an answer key to prepare at home or in class. It also provides you with all important information about the examination procedure and how the written and oral performances are assessed. 

The CEFR level B2

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) defines six levels of competence: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. 


  • Learners at the B2 level can communicate spontaneously and fluently in a way that allows for regular interaction with native speakers without any strain for either party. 

  • They can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics. 

  • They can express themselves clearly and in detail on a wide range of subjects, and explain their viewpoints on current issues while providing the pros and cons of various options. 


Why choose a telc language test?

telc language tests are recognised worldwide by schools, universities, employers and government authorities as valid proof of language proficiency at all six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As a full member of ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), telc is committed to complying with international quality standards. Regular audits are carried out to ensure we meet these standards.  

Find out more about telc quality standards.