The DELF A2 Exam

DELF A2 tests whether the student has achieved basic competency as a "social actor". The candidate is challenged to communicate in simple, routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.

DELF A2 Test Sections


Mark out of

Three or four short recordings on everyday life (played twice) followed by comprehension questionnaires.
Maximum duration of recordings: 5 mins

25 minutes


Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three or four texts on everyday life.

30 mins


Two short pieces of writing (letter to a friend or message) 
    - describe an event or personal experiences 
    - invite, thank, say sorry, ask for something, give information, congratulate in writing…

45 mins


Three-part test: 
    - guided conversation 
    - exchanging information 
    - role-play

6 to 8 mins
prep then
10 mins


Exam duration : 1 hour 40 minutes

* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark: 50/100
* Pass mark per test: 5/25

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Listen to sample recordings for DELF A2 listening section to get an idea of the difficulty of each level and the sort of situations presented.

You can download a sample paper for DELF A2 here, and be sure to read over our detailed DELF A2 tips.

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