​​DELF B2 presentation

Diplôme DELF B2 Tous Publics
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.

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

​​Description of DELF B2 examination

Type of tests: DELF B2
​​Mark out of
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several recordings (played twice maximum).

Maximum duration of all recordings: 15 minutes

30 minutes

/ 25
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with several written documents.

​1 hour

​/ 25
Taking a personal stand (contributing to a debate, formal letter, review of a film/book).

​1 hour

​/ 25
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

Further information on DELF B2

​​To go further and especially to prepare you well for the DELF B2 examination, you can consult and download ​DELF B2 sample papers.

You can also consult our article on the DELF B2 writing test.

You may also consult our articles and our videos on the DELF B2 speaking test.

You can also consult our book recommendations to prepare for the DELF B2.