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French or the language of love is considered to be one of the most commonly spoken languages right after English. In fact, it is the only language which is taught in every country of the world apart from English itself. French is also known as the language of globalisation as it found its popularity in the growing global market and became a key point for competitive advantage.

With this growth in popularity, it became increasingly important for certifications for the same. Every year, thousands of students aspire to earn a diploma in their proficiency in the globalized language. With that said, the existing DELF/DALF system is always seen as a complicated one as it follows six different levels of examinations. In the light of such an issue, a new certification was introduced known as TEF.

Let’s now understand what TEF or Test d’Evaluation de Français is all about. 

TEF or Test d’Evaluation de Français is simply a single test which ultimately determines your proficiency in the French language depending upon the overall score you procure. This is one of the most important examinations for French in the current era. It was particularly introduced by the French Ministry of National Education in 2004 and is meant for those aspiring international students who wish to take up undergraduate courses in French Universities.

How does this system work?

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TEF is a single exam which focuses on testing your spoken and written abilities in French. The CCI Paris Ile-de-France awards the TEF as an international reference test. The Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) assesses your knowledge and skills in the French language. The language consists of four major aspects, which are Oral comprehension, Vocabulary and Syntax, Written comprehension and finally, Written expression. The Canadian Ministry of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship has officially recognized TEF.


There are two major TEF examinations, these are:

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  1. TEF Naturalisation 

This examination is particularly meant for those individuals who wish to eventually become French citizens. This certification is recognised and accepted by the French Ministry for any foreigner. 

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      2. TEF Carte de resident 

This examination is specifically mandatory for individuals hoping to obtain a resident card from the French Government by verifying your proficiency in A2 level French.

Where is it held?

Both the examinations are held all across India including cities like Bhopal, Delhi, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Mumbai. With that said, the TEF centres are not the same every year and change every year.

For 2022, the TEF centres are Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Chennai and Bhopal.


It is best to get in touch with nearest get in touch with Alliance Française centre for confirmation.

TEF is held multiple times a year. But the certification is valid for 2 years only.

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Exam Date 19-Jan         Registration Date 10-Jan

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Exam Date 9-Feb           Registration Date 27-Jan

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Exam Date 9-Mar             Registration Date 24-Feb

Exam Date 30-Mar           Registration Date 17-Mar

April, Month, Time, Meeting, Calendar

Exam Date 21-Apr            Registration Date 7-Apr

May, Month, Calendar, Year, Date

Exam Date 10-May           Registration Date 21-Apr

Exam Date 25-May           Registration Date 12-May

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Exam Date 15-Jun             Registration Date   2-Jun

Exam Date 30-Jun             Registration Date 16-Jun

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Exam Date 13-Jul             Registration Date 28-Jun

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Exam Date 3-Aug             Registration Date 19-Jul

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Exam Date 15-Sep            Registration Date 1-Sep


Exam Date  5-Oct              Registration Date 22-Sep

Exam Date 26-Oct             Registration Date 13-Oct

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Exam Date 9-Nov              Registration Date 27-Oct

Exam Date 30-Nov            Registration Date 17-Nov

December, Month, Calendar, Year

Exam Date 13-Dec           Registration Date 29-Nov

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 Government Photo Id, and a recent passport-size photograph and pay the registration fees. This can be done online or paid at the centre of your choice.

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

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

The TEF registration fees are neither refundable nor transferable.

TEF examination fee can vary anywhere between Rs. 1 Lakh to 2 Lakhs depending on the region the naturalization is sought for.

Last date for registration is strictly centre dependent.

How to learn for TEF Exams?

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Ultimately, TEF is a way to get naturalization in a French speaking country..

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