What is DELF/DALF?

DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language.

There are 3 different versions of DELF which cater to different age groups.

DELF Prim for 7 years and above (Primary school students)

DELF Junior for 11 to 17 year olds (Secondary and Senior Secondary School students)

DELF Tout Public for 18 years and above (Adults)

Depending on the version chosen, the examinee is evaluated on age-appropriate topics, the skills and the level assessed remaining the same.

Why should you give DELF/DALF?

Whether you want to work in MNCs in India or abroad, pursue higher studies in French-speaking countries or simply travel, having a DELF/DALF diploma can make a huge difference to your goals and experiences!

How many levels do DELF and DALF have?

DELF and DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the 6 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The diplomas that make up DELF and DALF are completely independent. This means that 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.




Beginner’s Level Prim, Junior, Tout Public Can take part in basic & factual communication
DELF B1 Independent Level Junior, Tout Public Can communicate with fluency with native speakers
DALF C1 Proficient or Advanced level Tout Public Can deal with a wide range of topics with a good amount of fluency and a variety of expressions.


When is the next DALF/DALF exam session?

The DELF-DALF Examination Schedule for the year 2020 is hereunder.

Exam Exam Dates Registration
DELF PRIM From 9th December to 11th December 2020 From 14th September to 28th October 2020
DELF JUNIOR From 5th October to              8th October 2020 From 20th August 2020 onwards
From 8th December 2020 to 11th December 2020 From 5th October 2020 onwards
DELF-DALF TOUT PUBLIC From 07th September to 12th September 2020 From 27th July onwards
From 07th December to               12th December 2020 From 5th October onwards


NOTE: Exam dates remain subject to change depending on the changing circumstances of COVID-19


How can one register for the exams?

Contact your nearest Alliance Française for registration.