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The DELF B2 Exam

What to expect

DELF B2 tests whether you have a degree of independence that will allow you to construct arguments to defend your opinion, explain your viewpoint and negotiate.  You’ll be expected to have a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and to be capable of correcting your own mistakes. 

Type of tests: B2

Duration

Mark out of

Listening
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three recordings:  
    - interview, news bulletin etc (played once) 
    - presentation, lecture, speech, documentary, radio or television programme (played twice).
Maximum duration of recordings: 8 mins

Approximately
30 minutes

25

Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with two written documents: 
    - text of an informational nature regarding France or the French-speaking world 
    - text of an argumentative nature

1 hour

25

Writing
Taking a personal stand (contributing to a debate, formal letter, review of a film/book)

1 hour

25

Speaking
Stating and defending an opinion based on a short document designed to elicit a reaction.

Approximately
20 minutes preparation then 30 mins

25

Exam duration: 2 hours 30 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 B2 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 B2 here, and be sure to read over our detailed DELF B2 tips.

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