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Preparing for the test
The aim of the TCF is to assess, at a given time, the candidate's ability to use French for general purposes in social, holiday, professional and academic situations.
No specific preparation is required, as in theory language practice of any kind prepares candidates for taking the test: radio, television, press, conversation…
However, there are a few resources that can help you to familiarise yourself with the format of the test:
Please note: The "TCF pour la DAP", or TCF for DAP (Demande d’Admission Préalable, or preliminary admission application) - which only applies to students who want to enter the premier cycle, or first stage of university studies (year 1 and 2), or a school of architecture - includes the same compulsory examinations as the standard TCF. However, these candidates are required to take a specific written expression examination. For information on the TCF for DAP and the contents of this written expression examination, click on this link: www.ciep.fr/tcfdap/