Exams of the CCIP

Diplôme de Français Professionnel

Business French Diploma

The Business French Diploma is a certification created in 1958 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France. It assesses the candidates’s communication skills in French, both written and spoken, in a professional context. Alliance Française de Bombay conducts the DFP B2 Course (approx. 140 hours long) to prepare aspiring candidates for the Business French Diploma.

Whether you are a student or a professional (entrepreneur, project/product manager, engineer, consultant, etc.), the Business French Diploma will allow you:

  • to differentiate yourself on the job market
  • to gain new responsibilities
  • to develop new markets around the world
  • to strengthen your relationships with French speaking customers or partners.

 

Please go through ALL

of the following guidelines 

on a LAPTOP/DESKTOP

COMPUTER (NOT a mobile phone)

LATEST BY NOV 30, 2020:

IMPORTANT: DFP 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 BombayCANNOT 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 30, 2020. Alliance Française de Bombay will NOT be handling ANY queries regarding information which is already given below.

DFP (Diplôme de Français Professionnel) is an international test that measures your overall level of proficiency in French in three different domains:

 

  • Affaires
  • Toursime/Hôtellerie/Restauration
  • Relations Internationales

Results are valid for life from the date that they are announced. DFPs are approved by the French Department of Labor, many foreign Ministries of Higher Education and CEMS – The Global Alliance in Management Education.

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

WHAT IS DFP USED FOR?

DFP is meant for students and/or professionals already working with French speakers, or willing to take a chance on the international work market.

DFP assesses comprehension and expression skills in French for a given level (A1 to C1). It gives a quantitative and qualitative measure of the level of candidate’s linguistic and communication skills in professional contexts. It offers a detailed and personalised analysis of results.

Depending on your field of expertise, choose your appropriate DFP version:

  • Business (Affaires): A1 to C1
  • International Relations: B1 to C1
  • Tourism/Hospitality/Catering: A2 to B2

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 DFP examination. However, the candidate must:

– be at least 16 years old at the time of registration

– have prior knowledge of how to use a computer

-have at least theoretical knowledge about the realities of the professional world.

All DFP exams consist of two sections:

SECTION 1: Comprendre et traiter l’information

This section includes 3 computer based tasks:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing

Duration: 45 minutes to 120 minutes (2 hours). The duration will depend on the level and the version of the exam that the candidate will opt for.

SECTION 2: Interagir à l’oral

This section includes 2 speaking tasks:   

  • Presentation
  • Negotiation

Duration: 5 minutes to 15 minutes (excluding the preparation time). The duration will depend on the level and the version of the exam that the candidate will opt for.

IMPORTANT: Alliance Française de Bombay will ONLY be conducting the DFP examination for the field <Affaires – Level B2>. In case you are interested in appearing for any other field and/or level (Affaires – A1 to B1/ C1 OR  International Relations – B1 to C1 OR Tourism/Hospitality/Catering – A2 to B2), please contact our Examination In-charge: [email protected](please cc ALL mails to [email protected]),so that we can cater to your needs.

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ATTESTATION OF RESULTS

Results are usually sent to the examination centre within 3 weeks after the examination date.

Depending on your results in the TWO sections mentioned above, the overall result can be:

    • FAIL: NO Diploma will be provided in this case; the candidate will have to appear again for the examination. Candidates will be informed directly by the examination centre about the same.
    • PASS: The Diploma will be sent to the candidate on the email address provided by them at the time of registration
    • PASS with HONOURS: The Diploma will be sent to the candidate on the email address provided by them at the time of registration.

IMPORTANT: NO HARD COPY OF THE DIPLOMA WILL BE ISSUED. Once the results are sent to the examination centre, candidates will receive an email from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris within 48 hours. The email will redirect the candidate to an Online Platform where they can DOWNLOAD their diploma.

The authenticity of the diploma can be checked online via the website – Smartdiploma. 

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURE, FEES* AND EXAM DATES 

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) Alliance Française de Bombay will ONLY be conducting the DFP examination for the field <Affaires – Level B2>. In case you are interested in appearing for any other field and/or level (Affaires – A1 to B1/ C1 OR  International Relations – B1 to C1 OR Tourism/Hospitality/Catering  A2 to B2), please contact our Examination In-charge: [email protected] (please cc ALL mails to [email protected]),so that we can cater to your needs

b) ONLY candidates who are at least 16 years of age at the time of registration can apply for the DFP exam.

c) 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.

d) 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.

e) 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 centre. Items such as cell phones, 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.

f) 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 centres, and social distancing measures amongst others. However, candidates are requested to bear in mind that they are appearing for the examination at their own riskAlliance 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. Registration for the exam CANNOT be cancelled and the examination fees will NOT be refunded/ transferred to another session under ANY circumstances.

g) 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.

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:

  • The registrations will open on the midnight between Nov 30 and Dec 1.
  • *The above mentioned fee is inclusive of 18% GST.

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 your preferred date from the TWO examination dates mentioned in the table above.

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

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

– Alliance Française de Bombay will ONLY be conducting the DFP examination for the field <Affaires – Level B2>. In the Registration Form, you can only select LEVEL B2 under the field AFFAIRES.  In case you are interested in appearing for any other field and/or level (Affaires – A1 to B1/ C1 OR International Relations – B1 to C1 OR Tourism/Hospitality/Catering– A2 to B2), please contact our Examination In-charge: [email protected] (please cc ALL mails to [email protected]) so that we can cater to your needs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • Print, fill in, and SIGN the document (please do NOT paste the photo on the form)
  • Send SCAN of the signed copy of the Registration Form 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-admissibleThe 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 )

– DFP 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.

– 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 DFP exam. In order to prepare for the exam, Alliance Française de Bombay strongly recommends that you pursue our General French classes to reach the requisite level of proficiency in the language. We also recommend our DFP B2 – Affaires courses for candidates who wish to appear for this specialization 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:

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

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