DELF EXAMINATION PATTERN

DELF(DIPLÔME D’ÉTUDES EN LANGUE FRAÇAISE) is the collective test of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking comprises of 100 marks
Each section holds 25marks

DELF A1

Type of tests: A1 Duration Mark out of
Listening
Comprehension questionnaires concerned with three or four very short recordings on everyday life (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 3 minutes
Approximately
20 minutes / 25
Reading
Comprehension questionnaires concerned with four or five written documents based on everyday life. 0 h 30 minutes / 25
Writing
Two part test:
– filling a record, a form
– writing simple phrases (postcards, messages, stories etc) on topics based on everyday life. > 0 h 30 minutes / 25
Speaking
Three part test:(Viva)
– guided conversation
– exchanging information
– role-play
5 to7 minutes

Preparation time alloted :
10 mins / 25
Total duration of all tests: 1 hour 20 minutes
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall passing marks: 50/100
* Passing marks per test: 5/25

DELF A2

Type of tests: A2 Duration Mark out of
Listening
Comprehension questionnaires concerned with three or four short recordings based on everyday life (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 5 minutes Approximately
25 minutes / 25
Reading
Comprehension questionnaires concerned with three or four short recordings on routine life. 0 h 30 minutes / 25
Writing
Two short pieces of writing (letter to a friend or message)
– describe an event or personal experiences
– invitation, thank, apology letter, letter to say congratulate
demande for something, give information. 0 h 45 minutes / 25
Speaking
Three part test: (Viva)
– guided conversation
– exchanging information
– role-play.
6 to 8 minutes

Preparation time alloted :
10 mins / 25
Total duration of all tests: 1 hour 40
* Total mark out of 100
* Overall passing marks: 50/100
* Passing marks per test: 5/25

DELF B1

Type of tests: B1 Duration Mark out of

Listening
Comprehension questionnaires engaging with three recordings (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 6 mins Approximately
25 minutes / 25
Reading
Comprehension questionnaires focusing on two written documents:
– extract useful information concerning a particular task
– analyse the contents of a document of general interest. 0 h 35 minutes / 25
Writing
Express personal opinions on a general topic (essay, letter, article etc). 0 h 45minutes / 25
Speaking
Test in three parts:(Viva)
– guided conversation
– interactive exercise
– expressing an opinion on a document designed to evoke t a reaction. Approximately
15 minutes
Preparation time alloted 0 h 10minutes
(Only for the 3rd part of the test ) / 25
Total duration of all tests: 1 hour 45
* Total mark out of 100.
* Overall passing marks: 50/100
* Passing marks per test: 5/25

DELF B2

Type of tests: B2 Duration Mark out of
Listening
Comprehension questionnaires engaged with three recordings:
– interview, news bulletin etc (played once)
– presentation, lecture, speech, documentary, radio or television programme (played twice).

Maximum duration of recordings: 8 minutes
Approximately
30 minutes / 25
Reading
Comprehension questionnaires dealing with two written documents:
– text of an informational nature regarding France or any French-speaking country in the world
– text of an argumentative nature 1 h / 25
Writing
Taking a personal stand (contributing to a debate, formal letter, review of a film/book) 1 h / 25
Speaking
Simultaneously expressing and defending an opinion based on a short document designed bring out a reaction. Approximately
20 minutes
Preparation time alloted : 0 h 30minutes / 25
Total duration of all tests: 2 h 30
* Total mark out of 100.
* Overall passing marks: 50/100
* Passing marks per test: 5/25