e-TEF

Please go through ALL of the following guidelines

on a LAPTOP/DESKTOP COMPUTER

(NOT a mobile phone)

LATEST BY NOV 6, 2020:

IMPORTANT: e-TEF is an internationally recognised exam. It is organised as per extremely strict rules and regulations. These rules are NON-NEGOTIABLE and registering for the exam constitutes a binding contract on the part of the candidate. It is COMPULSORY for each candidate to go through ALL the rules of the exam BEFORE REGISTRATION. Failure to do so is an ERROR on the part of the candidate and Alliance Française de Bombay CANNOT be held accountable for the same under ANY circumstances. Failure to abide by even a single rule will result in the candidate being declared as non-admissible – the fees of such candidates will be considered forfeited and will NOT be refunded/transferred under ANY circumstances.

Please go through ALL the rules given below on a LAPTOP/DESKTOP COMPUTER (NOT on a mobile phone) LATEST BY Nov 6, 2020. Alliance Française de Bombay will NOT be handling ANY queries regarding information which is already given below.

e-TEF (electronic Test d’Évaluation de Français) is an international test that measures your overall level of proficiency in French. Results are valid up to 2 years from the date that they are announced. The e-TEF is approved by French and Canadian institutions and universities.

Please refer to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for more information on immigration to Canada/Québec.


What is e-TEF used for? | Test format | Attestation of results | Fees, Registration Procedure, and Exam Dates| Prepare for the test

WHAT IS E-TEF USED FOR?

e-TEF assesses comprehension and expression skills in French. It gives a quantitative and qualitative measure of the level of candidate’s linguistic and communication skills. It offers a detailed and personalized analysis of results.

Depending on your project, choose the appropriate e-TEF version:

  • Study in France: TEF pour les études en France
  • Immigration to Canada and/or application for Canadian citizenship: TEF Canada
  • Immigration to Québec: TEFAQ

For more information on the different versions available, please refer to the website of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France.

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TEST FORMAT

There is no pre-requisite to appear for any e-TEF examination. However, the candidate must be at least 16 years old at the time of registration.

Depending on the e-TEF version that you are interested in, the compulsory sections may differ :

IMPORTANT :e-TEF is an online examination. Prior knowledge of how to use a computer is mandatory.

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ATTESTATION OF RESULTS

e-TEF is designed to assess your comprehension and expression skills in French on a 7-level scale ranging from level 0+ (elementary skills) to level 6 (total mastery of the language). This scale refers to:

– the 6 levels of proficiency defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CECRL) of the Council of Europe;

– the Canadian 12 levels of linguistic skills.

TEF pour les études en France/TEF Canada: Results will be announced by email within approximately 4 weeks after the examination date. The official certificate can be collected at the Alliance Française de Bombay Head Office (Theosophy Hall Office in Churchgate) within 4 to 6 weeks after the results have been declared.

TEFAQ: Results will automatically be sent to the candidate’s email address within approximately 4 weeks after the examination date. No hard copy of the certificate will be issued.

IMPORTANT : Please note that e-TEF Certificates are NOT a diploma. They are ONLY valid for 2 years from the date of declaration of the results.

If you wish to order an extra copy of the certificate, please check the fees below :

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FEES*, REGISTRATION PROCEDURE, AND EXAM DATES

*18% GST already included

To re-iterate, rules given below are NON-NEGOTIABLE and registering for the exam constitutes a binding contract on the part of the candidate. It is COMPULSORY for each candidate to go through ALL the rules of the exams BEFORE REGISTRATION. Failure to do so is an ERROR on the part of the candidate and Alliance Française de Bombay CANNOT be held accountable for the same under ANY circumstances. Failure to abide by even a single rule will result in the candidate being declared as non-admissible – the fees of such candidates will be considered forfeited and will NOT be refunded/transferred under ANY circumstances.

a) ONLY candidates who are at least 16 years of age at the time of registration can apply for the e-TEF exam.

b) It is compulsory for each candidate to carry their own stationery (pencils, black pens etc.) on the day of the exam. Alliance Française de Bombay will NOT provide the same under ANY circumstances.

c) All candidates are expected to act in an orderly fashion, maintain the queue, and follow social distancing measures at the examination venue. It is mandatory for the candidate to carry and wear their own mask properly (nose + mouth covered) throughout their interaction with our staff AND during the exam. It is also mandatory for each candidate to carry an extra mask as a back-up. Any unruly conduct entitles Alliance Française de Bombay to ask the candidate to leave immediately. The examination fees of such candidates will be considered forfeited and will NOT be refunded/transferred to another session under ANY circumstances.

d) Candidates are NOT allowed to carry anything apart from their stationery inside the examination hall. We strongly recommend that you travel light and do not bring any unnecessary items to the examination center. Items such as cellphones, bags, valuables etc. are NOT allowed inside the examination hall. Alliance Française de Bombay CANNOT be held responsible for guarding these items at the venue. Furthermore, Alliance Française de Bombay CANNOT be held accountable in case of any theft, damage, or loss of such items. Please carry your own drinking water to the examination venue.

e) Alliance Française de Bombay will be following the protocols outlined by the Central Government of India and the State Government of Maharashtra for the exams. These include temperature checks at the entrance, regular cleaning and disinfection of the centers, and social distancing measures amongst others. However, candidates are requested to bear in mind that they are appearing for the examination at their own risk. Alliance Française de Bombay CANNOT be held accountable under ANY circumstances if a candidate falls ill. Hence, candidates are requested to think judiciously about the risks involved BEFORE REGISTRATION. A registration for the exam CANNOT be cancelled and the examination fees will NOT be refunded/transferred to another session under ANY circumstances.

f) Once the candidate has finished the examination, they are expected to leave the examination hall in an orderly fashion. NO loitering in the premises will be entertained under ANY circumstances.

g) Registration Procedure: It is MANDATORY to follow ALL the steps outlined below. Skipping even a single step OR failure to provide even a single document will result in the candidate being declared as non-admissible. The fees of such candidates will be considered as FORFEITED and will NOT be refunded/transferred under ANY circumstances. The registrations will be ONLINE ONLY via a Laptop/Computer (the Registration Link is NOT Mobile-Compatible). NO requests for on-site registrations will be entertained at any of our centers. Do read ALL the steps BEFORE REGISTRATION.

STEP 1: Please note that registrations will ONLY be available on a first-come first-serve basis (subject to the availability of seats) as per the dates outlined below. The individual timeslots of each candidate are randomly allocated and can be at ANY time during the day – this slot CANNOT be changed. No negotiations on this front will be entertained. Hence, do ensure that you are free for the entire day on the examination date. 

NOTE:

  • For the Nov 23 exam, the registrations will open on the midnight between Nov 6 and Nov 7.
  • For the Nov 28 exam, the registrations will open on the midnight between Nov 12 and Nov 13.
  • For the Dec 5 exam, the registrations will open on the midnight between Nov 19 and Nov 20.
  • For the Dec 14 exam, the registrations will open on the midnight between Nov 26 and Nov 27.

STEP 2: The seats are limited. During the registration period, access the Registration Software on a LAPTOP/DESKTOP (and NOT on a mobile phone) as per the guidelines below via this link

  • In case you have already done a course at Alliance Française de Bombay at any time during or after April 2017, do NOT create a new account. Simply use the email address provided at the time of registration of your French Course and click on Get my password.
  • In case you have NEVER done a course at Alliance Française de Bombay OR pursued a course any time BEFORE April 2017, follow the guidelines given below to Create your account:

– For the field Please select your centre, choose Churchgate

– For the field District, choose Autres

– For the field School/university of origin, choose University of Mumbai

– For the field How did you hear about us?, choose Word of Mouth / Friend Circle

In case you have any problem creating your account, please send us an email via [email protected] ONLY. Kindly note that we respond during working hours (Mon to Fri – 9:30 am to 6 pm | Sat – 10 am to 5 pm | Lunch Break – 1 pm to 2 pm) in the order in which we receive mails. Please allow us AT LEAST ONE WORKING DAY to respond to your request.

STEP 3: Choose the exam as per the 2 guidelines given below via this link

  • Optional sections (TEF pour les études en France/TEFAQ) have to be added to your cart separately at the time of registration
  • Duplicates or hard copy of the certificate (TEFAQ) have to be purchased separately at the time of registration

STEP 4: Proceed to checkout and pay via a credit/debit card.

STEP 5: As soon as you have made the payment: 

  • Download the Registration Form AND the Conditions d’inscriptions et de passation
  • Print, fill in, and sign EACH PAGE on both the documents (please do NOT paste the photo on the form)
  • Send SCANS of the signed copies of the Registration Form and the Conditions d’inscriptions et de passation along with all 4 items listed below BEFORE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE to [email protected] (cc to [email protected]). Candidates who send incomplete/cut scans with missing information OR forget to send even a single document will be declared as non-admissible. The fees of such candidates will be considered as FORFEITED and will NOT be refunded/transferred under ANY circumstances.

– 1 passport size photo

– 1 self-attested photocopy of the first page AND last page of your passport (self-attestation means that you have to sign the photocopy)

– 1 self-attested photocopy of your PAN card/Aadhaar Card (self-attestation means that you have to sign the photocopy)

– Your payment receipt (sent AFTER purchasing the exam online to the Inbox/Spam folder of the email address provided at the tie of registration)

Don’t forget:

– The Examination Centre is our Churchgate Office (Theosophy Hall). Please note that the centre is NOT accessible by phone currently. Hence, do ensure that you check the address via this link BEFORE REGISTERING for the exam.

– The Examination Timetable with the individual timeslots of each candidate is sent to the Inbox/Spam Folder of the email address provided at the time of registration one week before the exam. It is the candidate’s responsibility to keep checking their Inbox/Spam Folder for the same.

– On the day of the exam, it is mandatory for candidates to come 30 minutes before their allocated time slot. The time slot CANNOT be changed – any latecomers will be marked as non-admissible. The fees of such candidates will be considered as FORFEITED and will NOT be refunded/transferred under ANY circumstances.

– On the day of the exam, it is mandatory to carry EACH of the 2 documents mentioned below. A candidate who forgets to carry EVEN A SINGLE ONE of these documents will be declared non-admissible and the examination fees will NOT be refunded/transferred:

  1. a hard copy (printed version) of the convocation sent to the candidate AFTER registration. Soft copies (Digital Versions) will NOT be accepted.
  2. the original (hard copy/physical document) National Photo Identity Card ( Passport / Aadhar Card / Voter ID / Driving Licence )

– e-TEF is an online examination. Prior knowledge of how to use a computer is mandatory.

– The candidate must be at least 16 years old at the time of registration.

– e-TEF Certificates are NOT a diploma. They are ONLY valid for 2 years from the date of declaration of the results.

– The number of seats is limited.

– Registrations are strictly on a first-come first-serve basis subject to the availability of seats.

– Fees once paid will NOT be refunded/transferred under ANY circumstances.

Alliance Française de Bombay reserves the right to cancel the examination in exceptional cases – including natural calamities. In such cases, exams will be postponed at no extra cost.

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PREPARE FOR THE TEST

Alliance Française de Bombay does not conduct any preparation courses which are exclusively designed for the different versions of the e-TEF exam. However, we recommend that you pursue our General French classes to ensure that you have the the required level of proficiency for the exam.

To discover and get familiar with the exam, please feel free to use the following free online resources offered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris:

You can also purchase the following official textbooks for preparation from Goyal Saab or Langers’ showrooms:

Title: Test d’évaluation de français
Publisher: Hachette livre – Français langue étrangère

Title: TEF (test d’évaluation de français) – 250 activités
Publisher: CLE International

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Click here for the ETEF CANADA Time-Scheduled on Monday 23rd November 2020

Click here for the ETEFQ Time-Scheduled on Monday 23rd November 2020

For further details, please contact our Examination In-charge:

[email protected] (please cc ALL mails to [email protected])