DELF - DALF Certifications

DELF - DALF Certifications

International certifications of proficiency in French

Any student of French in India is eligible to sit for the international certifications issued by the French Ministry of Education. These exams are offered in India through the network of the Alliance Française in India under the aegis of IFI:

The certifications monitored by IFI on behalf of the French Ministry of Education:

- Diplôme d'études en langue française, DELF

- Diplôme approfondi de langue française, DALF

- Diplôme d'études en langue française for school students, DELF JUNIOR

- Diplôme d'études en langue française, option professionnelle, DELF PRO

What are DELF-DALF?

DELF and DALF are official certifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify proficiency in French language of non-native speakers of French. These certificates are internationally recognised and often used by foreign ministries of education (Ministry of Human Resource Development in India) to assess linguistic skills in French language.

They are composed of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of language proficiency of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). The 6 certifications are completely independent i.e., candidates can register for the examination of their choice, according to their level:

Different levels and exams

  • DELF A1: Breakthrough or beginner
  • DELF A2: Waystage or elementary
  • DELF B1: Threshold or intermediate
  • DELF B2: Vantage or upper intermediate
  • DALF C1: Effective Operational Proficiency or Advanced
  • DALF C2: Mastery or proficiency


At each level, 4 skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

To know about the upcoming examination dates of DELF and DALF certifications, click on the link below.

Calendrier  - Session de septembre et décembre 2018



To find out the DELF -DALF result that took place at IFI, Jaipur in March 2019, Click here

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