DELF B1 and the exam description for foreign students

DELF B1 and the exam description for foreign students


DELF-B1-and-the-exam description-for-foreign-students-iifls.comAt level B1, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life. Please note that DELF B1 is required to obtain the French nationality. It is also necessary to validate some diplomas. For example, it is the case for the diplomas of the AUF (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie) and of the PFIEV (Programme de Formation des IngĂ©nieurs d’Excellence au Vietnam).

Description of DELF B1 Examination

Type of tests: DELF B1


Mark out of

Comprehension questionnaires dealing with three recordings (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 6 mins

25 minutes


Comprehension questionnaires dealing with two written documents:
– extract useful information concerning a particular task
– analyze the contents of a document of general interest.

35 minutes


Express personal opinions on a general topic (essay, letter, article, etc).

45 minutes

/ 25

Test in three parts:
– guided conversation
– interactive exercise
– expressing an opinion on a document designed to elicit a reaction.

15 minutes maximum
preparation: 10 minutes
(only for the 3rd part)


Total length of group tests: 1 hour 45 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark of the DELF B1: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25