DELF B2 sample papers

DELF B2 past exam papers

Below, you can download two complete DELF B2 sample papers. The first subject is a little bit old. On this subject, you will notice that the listening test begins with the short audio document (a single listening). From now on and as you will see with the second past exam papers below, the examinations of DELF B2 begin with the long audio document (two listening) of the listening test. It allows the candidates to go gradually into the examination. Indeed, previously the introduction was a little bit abrupt. So, the candidates who were not concentrated well from the beginning of the test, missed the first exercise of the listening because they were not still really ready. Furthermore, this would contribute to unsettle the candidates. Then, they would lose their confidence and be less effective on the other parts of the test. Hence, this new hierarchy in the listening exercises of DELF B2 helps the candidates to be more successful in their exam.

DELF B2 sample papers 1

The PDF document below, is a complete DELF B2 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 16)
  • the assessment grid of the writing test (page 17)
  • the examiner's instructions and the documents for the speaking test (page 18)
  • the assessment grid of the speaking test (page 19)
  • the transcription of the audio documents of the listening test (pages 20 to 21)
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Below, you will find the 2 audio documents of the listening test:

DELF B2 sample paper audio document 1
DELF B2 sample paper audio document 2

Attention: as we specified it higher, from now on the first exercise of the B2 listening is the one which is accompanied with the long audio document (2 listening).

​​DELF B2 sample papers 2

This 2nd DELF B2 past exam papers is more recent than the sample papers presented above. Although each exam subject is unique, it will give you a good idea of the type of subject you will have on the day of the exam. Below, you can view and download all documents related to this past exam papers:

- DELF B2 sample papers 2 - candidate’s document: subjects of the collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)
- DELF B2 sample papers 2 - proofreader’s document: correct version and grading scale for collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)
- DELF B2 sample papers 2 - supervisor’s document: transcription of audio documents
- DELF B2 sample papers 2 - candidate’s document: instructions of individual test (speaking)
- DELF B2 sample papers 2 - examiner’s document: subjects of the individual test (speaking)

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

DELF B2 sample papers 2 audio document

In addition, you will find below the assessment grids of the writing and the speaking tests of DELF B2. 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 B2 writing test
Assessment grid of DELF B2 speaking test

The files of DELF B2 sample papers to be downloaded above are the property of the CIEP (Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques). These sample papers are the only DELF B2 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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