Preparation of DELF B2 exam

Preparation of DELF B2 exam


A B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At level B2, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes. Please note that, except dispensation, DELF B2 is compulsory to follow studies in the French higher education.

Description of DELF B2 examination

Type of tests: DELF B2


Mark out of

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

30 minutes

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

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

1 hour


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

Approximately 20 minutes
preparation: 30 minutes

/ 25

Total length of group tests: 2 hour 30 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark of the DELF B2: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25

  • DELF B2 examination is based on level B2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

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