How Is the DELE Scored?
Only one answer per question is correct. This enables an automatic correction of the answers.
The maximum score that can be obtained is therefore equal to the number of questions in the test. Once the score has been calculated, it is converted to a 25-point scale using the following formula:
For example, if a candidate gets a grade of 22 out of 30 in the written comprehension part of the test, their grade on a scale of 25 points would be:
(22 x 25) / 30 = 18,3 points
Expression and interaction tests (writing and speaking)
These sections are graded by trained and accredited examiners who rely on two categories to grade the students:
Once the score has been attributed for each criterion and category, an average is calculated to get to a final score between 0 and 3. Then, to convert this score on a scale of 25 points, you can use the following formula:
For example, if a candidate gets 1 point at the test of oral expression, their grade, converted on a scale of 25 points, will be the following:
(1 x 25) / 3 = 8,33 points
Concerning the final score of the DELE
The results are sent by e-mail approximately 3 months after the completion of the written tests. The Cervantes Institute sends an e-mail to the candidates so that they can check their results through the Cervantes Institute online portal.
At the bottom of the certificate, you will find the following information: "APTO" (if you passed the exam) or "NO APTO" (if you failed the exam).
Requirements for the DELE B1 and B2:
In order to pass the DELE B1 and B2 exams, it is necessary to:
Here is an example of scores for the 4 sections:
If a candidate can see "APTO" at the bottom of his/her results, a diploma will be sent to his/her postal address provided by the candidate (be sure to keep your postal address up to date with the test center where you took the test).