The Alliance Francaise de Bhopal is accredited to conduct diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education and has been approved as an examination centre by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP) and France Education International (FEI):

Registration closes one month prior to the date of exam / Limited seats, registration on first come first served basis.

On the day of the exam, the candidates must be at the Alliance Française de Bhopal one hour before the exam, carrying an ID proof with picture and a pen. No candidate will be accepted after that time or without original ID proof with picture. Fee will not be refunded.

IMPORTANT ! Kindly note that the TCFQ test has been modified. For latest info, download the Manuel-candidat-tcf-Quebec (in French).

What is the TCF ?

The TCF, Test de connaissance du français, is a language test that is used to assess the level of French comprehension and expression skills in people who are not native French speakers.

Applicants are graded at one of six levels, from A1 to C2. This test can be used for Quebec immigration purposes.

About the TCF exam

The TCF consists of three compulsory sections and optional sections:

TCF – Compulsory Sections

Test Questions Duration
Reading comprehension (Quebec immigration does not consider this score.) 29 questions 45 minutes
Use of language structures (Quebec immigration does not consider this score.) 18 questions 15 minutes
Listening comprehension 29 questions 25 minutes

TCF – Supplementary (Optional) Sections

Test Duration
Spoken expression (interview) 12 minutes
Written expression (Quebec immigration does not consider this score.) 60 minutes


What is the TCFQ ?

TCF is a French Language proficiency test. It is a standardized and calibrated test that ranks candidates on one of the six levels on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe). It does not require specific study. TCF score results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency. Developed by the CIEP, a public institution of the French Ministry of Education, the test ensures strict methodology validated by a scientific committee composed of the best French and European specialists. CIEP is already in charge of the DELF and DALF, the only official diplomas of French as a foreign language.The “TCF pour le Quebec”, or TCF for Quebec, has been specially designed to be consistent with the standards of the Ministry of Immigration (MICC) of Quebec, and is only intended for people wishing to settle in Quebec.Your TCF for Quebec certificate is only valid for your immigration application. You cannot use it, for example, for admission to a French university. Your certificate has a limited validity period. It is valid for 2 years.The TCF for Quebec includes four examinations but they are not all compulsory.

Compréhension orale-Listening (29 multiple-choice questions). Duration : 25 minutes.

A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
0 point 0 point 0 point 5 points 6 points 7 points

Expression orale (3 tasks). Duration : 12 minutes.

A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
0 point 0 point 0 point 5 points 6 points 7 points

Reading – Compréhension écrite (29 multiple-choice questions). Duration : 45 minutes.

A1 à B1 B2 à C2
0 point 1 point

Writing – Expression écrite (3 tasks). Duration : 1 hour.

A1 à B1 B2 à C2
0 point 1 point

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