DALF C1 exam


The exam tests your autonomy in the use of the language. You must be able to communicate with the fluency and spontaneity of a highly competent French speaker. You must have a wide range of vocabulary and be able to choose appropriate expressions to support your comments. You produce a clear, well-constructed, fluent speech that demonstrates the controlled use of grammar structures.This exam is composed of:

  • A group test (4h) including listening (40 min), reading (50 min) and writing papers – synthesis and well-reasoned essay (2h30).
  • An individual test: you will have 1h to prepare an oral presentation (from written materials) and you will then present and debate the subject with your examiners (30 min).

Each paper scores 25 points of a total of 100 points. To pass the exam, you must get 50/100 or 50%. The minimum mark required per test is 5/25.If you pass the exam, you will get a diploma valid for life.

Please make sure you provided us with your permanent address while registering, as we will send your diploma approximately 4-5 weeks after the test date to this same address.

Calendar of registrations and sessions

Registration deadline Group test Individual test
Monday 2 January 2023 Friday 17 February 2023 from 06 to 28 February 2023
Monday 6 February 2023 Friday 24 March 2023 from 06 to 31 March 2023
 11 April 2023  26 May 2023 from the 2nd to 31 mai 2023
 9 May 2023  23 June 2023 from 05 to 30 June 2023
 5 June 2023  21 July 2023 from 03 to 31 July 2023
Monday 28 August 2023 Wednesday 13 October 2023 from 02 to 31 October 2023
Monday 2 October 2023 Wednesday 17 November 2023 from 02 to 30 November 2023
Monday 30 October 2023 Wednesday 8 December 2023 from 27 November to 22 December 2023

Registration formalities

Register by the website :

To validate your registration, 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 or DALF exam: DELF /DALF 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.


  • Registration fees are not refundable.
  • Your diploma will be sent approximately 4-5 months after the exam date (a certificate will be issued pending the receipt of the diploma) at the postal address provided during the registration.