DELF B1 presentation

Diplôme DELF B1 Tous Publics
At 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 Ingénieurs d'Excellence au Vietnam).

DELF B1 examination is based on level B1 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

​​Description of DELF B1 examination

​​Type of tests: DELF B1
​​Mark out of
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several recordings (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 6 mins

25 minutes

​​/ 25​
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several written documents:
- extract useful information concerning a particular task
- analyze the contents of a document of general interest.

​​45 minutes

​​/ 25
Express personal opinions on a general topic (essay, letter, article, etc).

​​45 minutes

​​/ 25
Test in three parts:
     - guided conversation (2 at 3 minutes)
     - interactive exercise (3 at 4 minutes)
     - expressing an opinion on a document designed to elicit a reaction (5 at 7 minutes).

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

​​/ 25
Total length of group tests: 1 hour 55 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall pass mark of the DELF B1: 50 / 100
* Minimum mark required per test: 5 / 25

Further information on DELF B1

To go further and especially to prepare you well for the DELF B1 examination, you can consult and download DELF B1 sample papers.

You can also consult our article on the DELF B1 writing test.

You may also consult our articles and our videos on DELF B1 speaking test.

You can also consult our book recommendations to prepare for the DELF B1.