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Globalized foreign languages are not the easiest to master. In fact, in order to prove that one has achieved a certain level of proficiency in the same, an individual must pass a specific exam to provide a certificate for the same. While there are three major exams to qualify oneself to be proficient in French, including DELF, DALF and DILF, in this blog we will specifically focus on the DELF examination. If you happen to master this language to specifically utilise it for the sake of your career or maybe for your higher studies, then you will be asked to produce evidence for the same. Such official examinations help in creating the required evidence. 

Let’s now understand what DALF or Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Français is all about. 

Firstly, DALF and DELF always go hand in hand with one another. DELF consists of levels ranging from A1 to B2 and DALF consists of only two levels which are C1 and C2. DALF is exceptionally important to prove the complete proficiency of an individual in French but the same cannot be attempted without passing all the DELF examinations first.

Along with DELF, this is the only non-native proficiency test.

So if you are wondering what is DALF, lets move ahead. DALF is an examination which is held by the French Ministry of Education in collaboration with the CEIP or the Centre International d’études pédagogiques. It is the examination along with DELF which helps provide proficiency certificates to non-native French speakers. This certificate is valid for a lifetime, meaning once cleared the same, the individual would never have to re-attempt the same.

There are two levels within the DALF: C1 and C2. They are also known as the  most advanced French Language Proficiency diplomas. As a result, the DALF is divided into two independent diplomas, each of which corresponds to two levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

How does this system work?

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While the DELF examination is undoubtedly an excellent choice, it is incomplete without the DALF examination that are focused towards proficiency in the language for an adult audience, This is because DELF examination only focuses and provides for students between levels A1 to B2. (A1, A2, B1, B2)  while DALF provides French language proficiency testing for C1 & C2 .

Where is it held?

The DELF examination is held all across India by Alliance Française. DELF is conducted in the following important metropolitan cities such as Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Indore, Bhopal, Mumbai, Pune, Panjim, Bangalore, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Mysore, Mangalore, Trichy, and Trivandrum.


DALF Examination Centres in India

1. Alliance française de Delhi

New Delhi

Phone : 91 011 5101 2091 – Fax : 91 0 51641790

Email :

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2. Alliance française d’Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Phone : 91 079 2640 1551 – Fax : 91 079 2656

Email :

Website : Alliance française “Le Corbusier”


3. Alliance française de Chandigarh, Punjab

Chandigarh, Punjab

Phone : 91 0172 2668627 – Fax : 91 0172 2608760

Email :

Website :


4. Alliance française de Madras

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Phone : 91 0 44 28279803 – Fax : 91 0 44 28251165

Email :

Website :


5. Alliance française de Bombay

Mumbai, Maharasthra

Phone : 91 0 22 2203 6187 – Fax : 91 0 22 2206 6157

Email :

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6. Alliance française de Poona

Pune, Maharasthra

Phone : 91 020 2565 7848 – Fax : 91 020 2565 76509

Email :

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7. Alliance française d’Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Phone : 91 0 40 277 00734 – Fax : 91 0 40 277 00731

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8. Alliance française de Pondichéry

Pondichéry, Tamil Nadu

Phone : 91 04 13 2338146 – Fax : 91 04 13 2334351

Email :

Website :


9. Alliance française de Bengalore

Bangalore, Karnataka

Phone : 91 080 5123 1340 – Fax : 91 080 5123 1347

Email :



10. Alliance française du Bengale

Calcutta, West Bengal

Phone : 91 0 33 2281 5538 – Fax : 91 0 33 2281 5600

Email :

Website :


11. Alliance française de Bhopal

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

E-7/639, Arera Colony

462 016 Bhopal Madhya Pradesh

Phone : 91 0 755 2466 595 – Fax : 91 0 755 2466 705

Email : – Website :


12. Coimbatore / PSG Institute of Management

Coimbatore, Namil Nadu

PSG Institute of Management, PB 1668, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu

641 004 Coimbatore Tamil Nadu

Phone : 91 0 422 2577252 – Fax : 91 0 422 2572375

Email : – Website :


13. Alliance française de Panjim-Goa


House B-305-306 Akash Bhavan, H , Salgado RD off 18th June Rd Opp Canara Bank

403001 Goa GOA

Phone : +91 (0832) 2420049 – Fax : +91 (0832) 2420049

Email : – Website :


14. Alliance française de Trivandrum

Trivandrum, Kerela

Sudarshana, Forest Office Lane, Vazhuthacaud

695 014 Trivandrum Kerala

Phone : 91 0471 2320666 – Fax : 91 0471 2320088


Candidates must note that this list is not exhaustive as few test centers change every year. It is best to get in touch with nearest get in touch with Alliance Française centre for confirmation.

The cities for DALF tend to remain same while the final details of institute where the exam will be conducted is intimated only a month prior to the examination to all registered students.

There are very few centres that conduct DALF French Language Proficiency examinations in India.

DELF/DALF exams are held four times a year. In the months of March, June, September and December.

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March: Between 7th and 12th 

(Registrations between 7th and 13th February)

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June: Between 13th and 18th

(Registrations between 12th and 18th May)

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July: Between 25th and 30th

(Registrations between 13th and 20th June )

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September: Between 12th and 17th

(Registrations between 12th and 18th August)

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December: Between 12th and 17th

(Registrations between 2nd and 8th November)

Registration Process

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All candidates must come to the examination centre to register themselves on the assigned registration dates (candidates can check the timings at the centres).

Candidates are required to fill in a registration form manually fater taking a print or online, attach a photo identification, and a recent passport-size photograph and pay the registration fees. This can be done online or paid at the centre of your choice.

PLEASE NOTE: While the dates and timings of the written exams are the same at all centres in India, the dates and timings of the Oral exams may vary depending on each centre and could be held one week prior or one week later than the written examinations.

It is expected and recommended that the candidates check the examination centre website to verify updates if any, a day prior to the oral and written exams.

If a candidate is re-attempting a DALF exam, they must provide the candidate number allotted during their previous attempt, irrespective of the examination centre.

Candidates arriving late for DALF examination will be declared “non-admissible” and will not be allowed entry to the examination halls. Registration fees, in such a case will also not be refunded.

Exam Fee

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l’Institut français en Inde fixes the registration fees for each diploma for all the examination centres in India for one calendar year.

Candidates could contact the examination centre of your choice, for more information on fee etc.

The DALF registration fees are neither refundable nor transferable.

For Alliance Française students, the exam fees can vary anywhere somwhere to the tune of Rs.8756.

On the other hand, for students studying French from other institutes, the fees varies somewhere to the tune of Rs.12508.

Last date for registration is strictly centre dependent.

How to learn for DELF Exams?

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Ultimately, DALF is the final official certification for an individual who requires the same for higher education or professional reasons.

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