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telc Deutsch Test Beruf B2

The business and vocational language examination for German at B2

The certificate demonstrates German language skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking at level B2, as well as work-related communication skills.

Structure of the examination

The exam consists of a written and an oral part. It tests the ability to communicate in an appropriate manner in a German-speaking workplace. 

For the Deutsch Test Beruf B2, test takers complete tasks involving the skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking. The examination tasks also contain elements of mediation. The content and nature of the texts in the reading and listening parts reflect everyday professional life.  

In the oral examination, test takers respond to input and express themselves orally. The focus is on direct communication between test takers and with the examiners and the topics and tasks are related to professions, everyday work and tasks that are performed in the workplace.  

 Subtest Number of parts Duration in minutes Additional information



Written examination  

Reading 445 
Reading and writing 120
Listening 420
Listening and writing 15
Language element and writing 335
Oral examination Speaking 3approx. 16This exam is a pair examination. 

This examination is available as a paper-based examination. It can NOT be taken as a partial examination. 


In the mock examination, you will find more important details, including a complete examination with an answer key to prepare at home or in class. You will learn how the examination works and how the written and oral performances are assessed. 

The CEFR level B2

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) defines six levels of competence: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2. 


  • Learners at the B2 level can communicate spontaneously and fluently in a way that allows for regular interaction with native speakers without any strain for either party. 

  • They can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics. 

  • They can express themselves clearly and in detail on a wide range of subjects, and explain their viewpoints on current issues while providing the pros and cons of various options. 

Why choose a telc language test?

telc language tests are recognised worldwide by schools, universities, employers and government authorities as valid proof of language proficiency at all six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). As a full member of ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), telc is committed to complying with international quality standards. Regular audits are carried out to ensure we meet these standards.  

Find out more about telc quality standards.