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Diplomas and Certificates


DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications issued by the French Ministry of Education to certify French language proficiency of foreign students. The DELF and DALF qualifications are consistent with:

  • The international standards for test development (
  • The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) (

These levels of proficiency are being implemented by various organisations issuing certificates in languages not only in India but also all over the world which include the Goethe Institute-Max Mueller Bhavan (German), University of Cambridge (English), Cervantes Institute (Spanish) and Alliance française (French).

Alliance francaise centres in India are among the 900 approved examination centres for DELF/DALF in 154 countries, including France.

The 6 diplomas that make up DELF and DALF are completely independent. It means that the candidates can register for the examination of their choice, according to their level.

At each level, 4 skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing. A mark of at least 5/25 is required for each test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) whereas a mark of at least 50/100 is required in order to be awarded the diploma.

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