Understanding the TEF/TCF Exams

TEF Canada

All tests must be completed on the same day for your certificate to be recognized by Canadian authorities.

tests for a Canadian immigration application:

duration

40 minutes

questions

40 Multiple Choice Questions

duration

60 minutes

questions

40 Multiple Choice Questions

duration

15 minutes

topics

2 topics to cover

duration

60 minutes

topics

2 topics to cover

Exam cost

$390-$450

Validity

2 years

Exam mode

Computer based

Exam cost depends on centres of the exam and any additional material with the exam

TEF chart

NCLC Level reading writing listening speaking
10
546-699
546-699
546-699
546-699
9
503-545
512-557
503-545
518-555
8
462-502
472-511
462-502
494-517
7
434-461
428-471
434-461
456-493
6
393-433
379-427
393-433
422-455
5
352-392
330-378
352-392
387-421
4
306-351
268-329
306-351
328-386

TCF Canada

It also has four mandatory sections: listening, reading, speaking, and  writing. TCF Canada exam comprises 78 items that incorporate listening and reading comprehension. All are multiple-choice questions, and candidates must pick one correct answer from 4 options.

tests for a Canadian immigration application:

duration

35 minutes

questions

39 Multiple Choice Questions

duration

60 minutes