TCF Exams

TCF Canada


NOTE:  The registrations will be strictly on the first come first serve basis due to limited seats. The seat will be confirmed only once the payment is successful.

The Test de connaissance du français pour le Canada (TCF Canada) is a test of general French, recognized as an official proof of language proficiency by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)  for permanent residency applications. The objective of the TCF Canada is to evaluate your French skills on a scale of 6 levels. This scale corresponds to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

  • Validity: 2 years
  • The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF) is a test that assesses a non-native French speaker’s French language skills. It is administered by France Education International (FEI), the French Ministry of Education.
  • Requirement: To emigrate to Canada

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.
Candidates may take the test several times, allowing a minimum of 30 days between two exam sessions.
The TCF Canada consists of 4 modules designed to evaluate your level of proficiency in both oral and written skills:
Listening: 35 min – 39 questions
Reading: 60 min – 39 questions
Speaking: 12 min – 3 subjects to be covered
Writing: 60 min – 3 mandatory topics to be covered

An official certificate of results will be delivered to the candidate from 4 to 8 weeks after the test, showing the score obtained for each module. 

TCF Canada Test

Test DateTBA
Contents Fees
Listening ComprehensionRs. 21, 476/- (with GST)
Reading Comprehension
Oral Expression
Written Expression

 Please note that the test will be conducted in two slots:

Slot 1
Written test: 9:15 – 12:15
Oral test: 12:30 – 14:00

Slot 2
Oral test: 10h45 – 12h15
Written test: 12h30 – 15h30

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What is TCF?

The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), designed by France Education International and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French who wish to evaluate and have their level of proficiency certified for professional, academic or personal reasons.

In general, the TCF grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). TCF grade results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency. Each candidate is awarded a certificate which is valid for two years.

AFD conducts following specialized TCF exams:

  • TCF IRN: For applying for French nationality or residency
  • TCF Canada: For emigrating to Canada or Canadian citizenship
Which TCF exam should I take?


How long does it takes to receive my results?

Each candidate is provided with a certificate stating their test results within two weeks of the test date, and is valid for 2 years.
Please consider the time period necessary to receive the certificate (about 2 weeks) if you want to apply for a school or immigration process. You will then receive an email with your test results and official certificate.

How can I get my results mailed to me?

Starting in April 2023, TCF results will no no longer send a paper copy. You will be sent a digital version only.

When will I get my exam notification?

All notifications are sent via email 1 week prior to the exam to the email you used to register. It is not possible to change the day or time of your examination.
If you arrive after the arrival time on your notification, you will not be granted access to the exam and your registration will be forfeited.

How long my results valid for?

Your TCF certification is valid for two years.

How can I practice for Exam?

To help prepare, you can take classes, workshops, or watch and read French Media:
TV5 Monde
– Recommendations from France Education International

TCF Canada Preparation:

Do you offer classes to prepare for TCF exam?

Yes! We have group classes that can help you build you French skills before taking the exam. The first step would be to take our Orientation test to get a better idea of your current level. Then, depending on your level, and your calendar you can also take private classes if you need to learn faster.

If you want to specifically train for the exam format, you can check out our Exam Prep workshops, or ask for Exam prep private class packages.

What format is the TCF exam in? Do I need to know how to use French keyboard?

Going forward, the TCF exam will be in a digital version and will be taken on a computer.

The computer will have an English QWERTY keyboard. You will be able to type in accents using the TCF software.

Will the written portion of Exam will be typed or handwritten?

Going forward, the TCF exam is in digital version and will be taken on a computer, and the written portion will be typed.

The computer will have an English QWERTY keyboard. You will be able to type in accents using the TCF software.

Is the TCF exam in person or online?

The TCF exam is in person. Our site is located at 72, KK Birla Ln, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.

What do I need to bring to the exam? Do I need to pack a lunch?

Candidate’s belongings will go in a separate room during the exam, the candidate will only be allowed to bring in the exam room his/ her photo ID document. The candidate may not bring a cell phone  nor smartwatch into the exam room. 
As the exam is now computer based, no food or drink is allowed in the exam room.  
The candidates may only access their belongings between the group examination and the preparation for the spoken exam, if they have a wait time between the two. 
Candidates may either bring their lunch or eat at AFD Cafe.