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telc Deutsch B1+ Beruf

telc Deutsch B1+ Beruf is an exam for professional purposes. The level is a little bit higher than Zertifikat Deutsch / telc Deutsch B1 or the B1 level version of the telc Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer A2/B1. The exam can be taken by anyone. 

B1 telc Deutsch B1+ Beruf

What can you do in work-related situations at level B1+?

You can communicate in a simple and connected way in everyday situations related to your job. You can talk about your responsibilities, your firm and its products. On the whole you can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.

What is the structure of the examination?

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. The written exam lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes. Before the oral exam you have 20 minutes preparation time. The oral exam can take place on the day of the written exam or on another day.

Written examination Reading Comprehension
Language Elements (vocabulary and grammar)
Listening Comprehension 30
Writing 30
Oral Examination usually in pairs 15

What is expected from you in the examination?

You can find out the details of the exam by looking at the mock examination telc Deutsch B1+ Beruf. This is a complete test (with answer key), which you can try out at home or in your lessons. In addition, you can read about the exam procedure and how the written test and oral performance are rated.

You can download the mock examination and the relevant MP3 files here free of charge. The printed version and the Audio-CD are available in the telc shop.

Additional material


A handbook with a description of the learning objectives and the specification for the examination is available for download. In it you will find detailed information about the necessary skills for the test and about the corresponding subtests.

The printed version can be found in the telc shop.

How do I prepare myself for the examination?

  1. Gain language competence in language courses or study on your own. Bookshops have Business German course books that prepare you specifically for the upper B1 (B1+) level.
  1. Familiarise yourself with the procedure and types of subtests of the telc Deutsch B1+ Beruf examination. The mock examination will help you with this.

When can I take the examination?

Your telc examination centre offers examinations regularly, and can also offer exams upon request. Please enquire at the centre when the next exam is scheduled. When you plan, please take into consideration that your examination centre has to register the exam at telc 30 days before the exam date.

Where can I take a telc examination?

At all telc examination centres (e.g. Adult Education Centres). Please be aware that some examination centres do not offer the entire telc programme. To find examination centres in your area, please click here.

What does the examination cost?

Your examination centre will inform you about the exam fee. Each examination centre is free to determine the exam fee individually, so unfortunately we cannot give you any details.

Can I repeat the examination?

Yes, as often as you wish. If you have failed just the oral exam or just the written exam, you do not need to take the whole examination again. You will find details on this under § 5 of the examination regulations.