TEF levels in detail
The TEF level grid was developed in accordance with the council of Europe's six common levels of reference.
A1 is an elementary level when one scores around 0-68 in TEF exam.
This level is a basic understanding of the language. If you know and repeat short phrases, you will understand them. You understand how to communicate basic demands and phrases that have been learned. You recognize and repeat isolated words or sentences that you've learnt.
A2 also falls under upper elementary level when one scores around 69-203 in TEF exam.
This level is all about thorough understanding of the language's fundamental structures. In the basic messages, you understand the practical information of everyday life. In familiar and predictable situations, you may make yourself known.
B1 falls under intermediary level when one scores around 204-360 in TEF exam.
This level is to get a rudimentary command of the language. You comprehend the major points of texts and oral productions that deal with known or anticipated scenarios. On topics of daily life, you express yourself in a clear and understandable manner
B2 is an upper intermediary level when one scores around 361-540 in the TEF exam.
This level is about having fluency in the language as a whole. In texts or oral performances dealing with a familiar subject, you comprehend concrete or abstract ideas. On topics pertaining to your field of interest, you express yourself clearly.
C1 is an advance level when one scores around 699-833 in the TEF exam.
One has an excellent grasp of the French language in this level. You comprehend texts and oral performances on social and professional topics in great detail. You can express yourself simply and exactly on a wide range of topics.
C2 is an expert level when one scores around 834-900 in the TEF exam.
One has an extensive knowledge of the language in this level. You comprehend what you read or hear in a variety of subjects. You have a good understanding of the language's subtleties and can decipher complex papers with ease. You discuss on complex themes and express yourself spontaneously with flexibility and efficiency.