This year, 856,172 candidates they are registered in metropolitan France and in the overseas departments and regions (DROM). They are divided into two series:
- 770,863 candidates in the general series, ie -0.46% of candidates compared to 2021;
- 85,309 candidates in the professional series, i.e. + 4.77% compared to 2021.
In French Polynesia, there are 4,405 candidates registered for all series combined.
abroad 29,714 candidates present the general series of DNB in 121 countries.
DNB allocation methods
The national patent diploma is the first important examination of a pupil’s school attendance. It values the culture, knowledge and skills acquired at the end of university.
For candidates with school status, the DNB is evaluated at 800 points. The diploma is awarded by assessing the level of mastery of the eight components of the common basis of knowledge, skills and culture (400 points), as well as five final tests, including oral, mandatory at the end of the third year. The final tests of the DNB represent 400 points divided as follows: French (100 points); mathematics (100 points); history-geography, moral and civic education (50 points); physics-chemistry, life and earth sciences and technology (50 points); oral test (100 points). It is awarded to students who have obtained a total of at least 400 points at the end of their studies five final exams.
Mastery of the Common Core of Knowledge, Skills and Culture is assessed at the Class Council in the third quarter. Points for each component are defined as follows: insufficient mastery (10 points); fragile championship (25 points); satisfactory mastery (40 points); very good command (50 points).
Applicants who study in a private institution outside the contract present the DNB as part of an individual status and are evaluated with 400 points. It is awarded to students who have obtained a total of at least 200 points at the end of their studies five final exams : French (100 points); mathematics (100 points); history-geography and moral and civic education (50 points); physics-chemistry, life and earth sciences and technology at (50 points); living foreign language (100 points).
Coins are awarded according to a point table that corresponds to each series and each category of candidates.
For candidates with academic standing, the mention “fairly good” is awarded to candidates who have obtained a total number of points equal to at least 480 out of 800; mention “good” to the candidate for a total number of points equal to at least 560 out of 800, mention “very good” for a total number of points equal to at least 640 points out of 800.
For candidates with individual status, the designation “fairly good” is awarded to candidates who have obtained a total of at least 240 points out of 400, the designation “good” with a total number of points equal to 280 out of 400 points. , a “very good” mention for a total score of at least 320 out of 400.
The success of students in DNB and the Certificate of General Education (CFG) represents the first result of their learning. Through a republican ceremony, the nation recognizes the merits of a student who has successfully engaged in his education and congratulates him on obtaining his first diploma. This ceremony is organized in universities, preferably in the fortnight before the feast of All Saints. It also offers an opportunity to strengthen links between the college and the various facilities where its former ninth graders continue their education (general and technical secondary schools, vocational secondary schools, apprenticeships, etc.).