DELF B1 sample papers

DELF B1 past exam papers

Exemples de sujets DELF B1 Tous Publics
Below, you can download four DELF B1 sample papers. Please note that from 2020, a new exam format appears. It involves changes in the DELF B1 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 four sample papers presented below. The first three past exam papers correspond to the old format. Please note that these three 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 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 tests (that they 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 fourth sample papers below correspond to the new format.​


DELF B1 sample papers 1

The PDF document below, is a first complete DELF B1 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 15)
  • the assessment grid of the writing test (page 16)
  • the examiner's instructions and the documents for the speaking test (pages 17 to 18)
  • the assessment grid of the speaking test (page 19)
  • the transcription of the audio documents of the listening test (pages 20 to 21)

​DELF B1 sample papers 1

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

DELF B1 sample papers 1 audio document 1

DELF B1 sample papers 1 audio document 2​

​​DELF B1 sample papers 1 audio document 3

DELF B1 sample papers 2

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

  • the collective tests: listening, reading and writing (pages 1 to 10)
  • the candidate's instructions for the speaking test (page 11)
  • the examiner's instructions and the documents for the speaking test (pages 12 to 14)
  • the correct version and the grading scale for the listening and the reading tests (pages 15 to 20)
  • the assessment grid of the writing test (page 21)
  • the assessment grid of the speaking test (pages 22 to 23)
  • the transcription of the audio documents of the listening test (pages 24 to 25)

​DELF B1 sample papers 2

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

DELF B1 sample papers 2 audio document 1

DELF B1 sample papers 2 audio document 2​

DELF B1 sample papers 2 audio document 3

​DELF B1 sample papers 3

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

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

- DELF B1 sample papers 3 - proofreader’s document: correct version and grading scale for collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)

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

- DELF B1 sample papers 3 - candidate’s document: instructions of individual test (speaking)

- DELF B1 sample papers 3 - examiner’s document: subjects of the individual test (speaking)

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

DELF B1 sample papers 3 audio document 1

DELF B1 sample papers 3 audio document 2​

​DELF B1 sample papers 3 audio document 3

​​DELF B1 sample papers 4

This fourth DELF B1 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 sample papers 4 - candidate’s document: subjects of the collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)

- DELF B1 sample papers 4 - proofreader’s document: correct version and grading scale for listening and reading tests

- DELF B1 sample papers 4 - supervisor’s document: transcription of audio documents

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

- ​DELF B1 sample papers 4 audio document

In addition, you will find below the assessment grids of the writing and the speaking tests of DELF B1. We advise you to well study this assessment grid because it is on it that you will be assess and mark. 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 writing test​

Assessment grid of DELF B1 speaking test

To well prepare DELF B1 speaking test, we recommend our articles and videos on DELF B1 speaking test.

The files of DELF B1 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 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.