The French Union of Radio Clubs (URC) made a submission to the regulator DGE calling for a Basic amateur radio license to be introduced.
The only amateur radio exam in France is the HAREC exam which has a total of 40 questions. These are split into two papers, a 15 minute 20 question Rules and Regulations paper and a 30 minute 20 question Technical paper. A pass mark of 10 or more in each paper is required. Currently, a wrong answer counts as -1, not 0, DGE plans to change this so candidates will no longer lose a point for a wrong answer.
URC propose that the results from the existing HAREC exam be used to determine which of the three classes of license the candidate is eligible for. A pass of 10 or more questions correct out of 20 for Rules and Regulations paper and:
12 or more correct in Technical paper = HAREC CEPT Class 1 licence
8-11 correct in Technical = CEPT Novice license
4-7 correct in Technical = Basic license
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URC submission to DGE (PDF) - https://www.news.urc.asso.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Réponses-URC-ANFR-08-11-2018.pdf