DALF C1 exam


DALF C1 exam validates your language skills as an experienced user. You must be able to communicate easily and spontaneously, have a wide lexical repertoire and be able to choose an appropriate expression to introduce your comments. Your speech will be clear, well-constructed and free of hesitation.

The DALF C1 is composed of 2 tests :

  • a group test (4h) which includes exercises in listening comprehension (40 min), reading comprehension (50 min) and written production – synthesis and essay (2h30).
  • an individual test in 2 parts : preparation (1h) of an oral presentation (0h30) consisting of  a monologue based on written documents, followed by a discuss with the examiners.

Each part is marked out of 25 points, the total is out of 100 points. To pass, you need to score 50/100, i.e. 50%. The minimum score required per test is 5/25.

Calendar of registrations and sessions

Registration deadline Group test Individual test
Monday 30 October 2023 Wednesday 8 December 2023 from 27 November to 22 December 2023
January 2024 session Registration deadline : 14/12/2023 Written exam : 12/01/2024 from 8:30 am to 1 pm

Oral exam : from 12/01/2024 to 6/02/2024

February 2024 session Registration deadline : 12/01/2024 Written exam : 9/02/2024 from 8:30 am to 1 pm

Oral exam : from 9/02/2024 to 6/03/2024

March 2024 session Registration deadline :  5/02/2024 Written exam : 15/03/2024 from 8:30 am to 1 pm

Oral exam : from 15/03/2024 to 3/04/2024

May 2024 session Registration deadline :  15/04/2024 Written exam : 24/05/2024 from 8:30 am to 1 pm

Oral exam : from 24/05/2024 to 12/06/2024

Registration formalities

To register, you must upload the following documents through your online account in “My official documents”:

  • Identity card or passport (with photo).
  • If you have already taken DELF exam: DELF registration certificate, transcript of marks or copy of diploma including your candidate number.

Invitation to the exam: up to 1 week before the exam, you will receive your invitation by email.


  • Your results will be sent by post within 4 to 5 weeks.
  • Your diploma will be sent by post approximately 4 to 5 months after the examination date.
  • Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive a diploma valid for life.
  • A partial refund or postponement to the following session, for a fee and subject to available places, may be requested on presentation of medical, professional or transport incident proof (strike or delay on the day of the tests). The justification must be written in French and sent no later than the day after the tests to tests_examens@aflyon.org.