DELF B1 for schools sample papers

DELF B1 for schools past exam papers

Exemple de sujet DELF B1 scolaire
Below, you can download three DELF B1 for schools sample papers. Please note that from 2020, a new exam format appears. It involves changes in the DELF B1 for schools listening and reading tests. However, for three years, that is to say for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, the old and the new format will coexist. This means that during these three years, the day of your exam, your test will correspond to either the old format or the new format. Thus, it is important to prepare for both exam formats. You can practice with the three sample papers presented below. The first two past exam papers correspond to the old format. Please note that these two examples of the old format, the documents indicate that the reading test lasts 35 minutes and that the total length of group tests is 1 hour 45 minutes.  In the new DELF B1 for schools exam format, the reading test lasts 45 minutes and the total length of group tests is 1 hour and 55 minutes. Even if during the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 your test corresponds to the old format, it will integrate this change of duration. It means that during these three years, all DELF B1 for schools tests (that correspond to the old or the new format) will have a total length of group tests of 1 hour and 55 minutes with a duration of 45 minutes for the reading test. The third sample papers below correspond to the new format.


Download DELF B1 for schools sample papers

The PDF document below, is a complete DELF B1 for schools sample papers. It contains:

  • the collective tests: listening, reading and writing (pages 1 to 9)
  • the candidate's instructions for the speaking test (page 10)
  • the correct version and the grading scale for the listening and the reading tests (pages 11 to 14)
  • the assessment grid of the writing test (page 15)
  • the examiner's instructions and the documents for the speaking test (pages 16 to 17)
  • the assessment grid of the speaking test (page 18)
  • the transcription of the audio documents of the listening test (pages 19 to 20)

​DELF B1 for schools sample papers 1

Below, you will find the 3 audio documents of the listening test:

DELF B1 for schools sample papers 1 audio document 1

DELF B1 for schools sample papers 1 audio document 2

​DELF B1 for schools sample papers 1 audio document 3

DELF B1 for schools sample papers 2

This second DELF B1 for schools past exam papers still matches the old exam format, but it is more recent than the sample papers presented above. Below, you can view and download all documents related to this past exam papers:

- DELF B1 for schools sample papers 2 - candidate’s document: subjects of the collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)

- DELF B1 for schools sample papers 2 - proofreader’s document: correct version and grading scale for collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)

- DELF B1 for schools sample papers 2 - supervisor’s document: transcription of audio documents

- DELF B1 for schools sample papers 2 - candidate’s document: instructions of individual test (speaking)

- DELF B1 for schools sample papers 2 - examiner’s document: subjects of the individual test (speaking)

Below, you will find the 3 audio documents of the listening test:

DELF B1 for schools sample papers 2 audio document 1

DELF B1 for schools sample papers 2 audio document 2

DELF B1 for schools sample papers 2 audio document 3

DELF B1 for schools sample papers 3 (new format)

This third DELF B1 for schools past exam papers corresponds to the new exam format. Below, you can view and download all documents related to this past exam papers:

- DELF B1 for schools sample papers 3 - candidate’s document: subjects of the collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)

- DELF B1 for schools sample papers 3 - proofreader’s document: correct version and grading scale for listening and reading tests

- DELF B1 for schools sample papers 3 - supervisor’s document: transcription of audio documents

Below, you will find the audio document of the listening test:

- exemple 3 de sujet DELF B1 scolaire document audio compréhension orale

For all practical purposes, you will find below the listening test of this DELF B1 for schools past exam paper according to the new format in video:


In addition, you will find below the assessment grids of the writing and the speaking tests of DELF B1 for schools. We advise you to study this assessment grid, because it is on it that you will be assessed and marked. So, if you well control the assessment criteria and you fit them well, you will get the maximum of points.

Assessment grid of DELF B1 for schools writing test

Assessment grid of DELF B1 for schools speaking test

​The files of DELF B1 for schools sample papers to be downloaded above are the property of the CIEP (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques). These sample papers are the only DELF B1 for schools past exams papers available to the public and authorized in distribution. All other sample papers are strictly confidential before, during and after examination sessions. You expose yourselves to civil and penal penalties in case of distribution of confidential sample papers.

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