DALF C1 exam - Sciences


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).

Subject chosen: sciences.

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.

Calendar of registrations and sessions

Month Registration deadline Group test Individual test
October Monday 3 September Friday 18 October From Friday 18 October to Thusday 31 October

Registration formalities

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 or DALF registration certificate, transcript of marks or copy of diploma including your candidate number.

Please note that you must also provide on the exam day: A4 envelope (225x320mm) including your name, address and the stam. Please provide your permanent address, as we will be able to mail your diploma approximately 4-5 months after the exam date.

Upon receipt of these above documents, we will email you your invitation to the exam.


  • Registration fees are not refundable.
  • If you register for the preparation course + the exam, you will enjoy  10% off the preparation course. To receive your discount code,  please register online for the exam, then write us with your order number. We recommend you to register no later than 15 days before the course start date.
  • Your diploma will be sent approximately 4-5 months after the exam date (a certificate will be issued pending the receipt of the diploma).
  • If you did not provide the envelope, you will have to collect your diploma at the Alliance Française of Lyon.

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