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The National Diploma of the Brevet (DNB)

The national diploma examines the knowledge and skills acquired at the end of the college. It is balanced between basic assessment and final tests. Each discipline evaluated is subject to a separate test, except in science (two disciplines), and an oral test for school candidates. Since 2017, obtaining the national certificate (DNB) is based on the 3 compulsory tests:

  • An oral test during which the student presents a project worked on as part of an interdisciplinary practical education (EPI) or an educational path, allowing in particular to evaluate the quality of the oral expression.
  • A written test in French, history-geography and moral and civic education.
  • A written test on mathematics, life and earth sciences, physics-chemistry and technology.

The success of the student of DNB attests to his mastery of the common basic knowledge, skills, and culture.

Taking this exam is not a condition to grant access to a higher class at the end of the 9th grade.

NEW Frequently Asked Questions about the 2020 exams session.
Questions – réponses sur les examens nationaux
Only take into account questions concerning students taking the Brevet (DNB) or the BAC Générale or Technologique CNED.

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