DELF B2 sample papers

DELF B2 past exam papers

Below, you can download three DELF B2 sample papers. Please note that from 2020, a new exam format appears. It involves changes in the DELF B2 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 three past exam papers correspond to the old format. The third sample papers correspond to the new format.​


DELF B2 sample papers 1

This first DELF B2 past exam papers correspond to the old exam format. On this subject, you will notice that the listening test begins with the short audio document (a single listening). This is because this sample papers is a bit old. In fact, the DELF B2 listening test for subjects in the old exam format starts with the long sound document (two listening) as you will see with the second past exam papers below. 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)

​​DELF B2 sample papers 1

Below, you will find the 2 audio documents of the listening test:

DELF B2 sample papers 1 audio document 1

​DELF B2 sample papers 1 audio document 2

​​DELF B2 sample papers 2

This second DELF B2 past exam papers still matches the old exam format but is more recent than the sample papers presented above. In this subject, the listening begins with the long sound document (two listening). 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

​​DELF B2 sample papers 3

This third DELF B2 past exam papers corresponds to the new exam format. Below, you can view and download all documents related to this past exam papers:

- DELF B2 sample papers 3 - candidate’s document: subjects of the collectives tests (listening, reading and writing)

- DELF B2 sample papers 3 - proofreader’s document: correct version and grading scale for listening and reading tests

- DELF B2 sample papers 3 - supervisor’s document: transcription of audio documents

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

- ​DELF B2 sample papers 3 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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