B2 First

FCE is a B2 Level exam and certificate and is one of the most widespread of all Cambridge English exams. Would you also like to take it and get the certificate? We will test you and we can also prepare you for the exam.

B2 First Exam dates
We can run the testing by four test takers.

Exam process

General binding conditions for registration (PDF)

Exam preparation
Why choose B2 First (FCE) and B2 First for Schools?
  • Candidates get an internationally recognised certificate, B2 First (FCE) at level B2 and thus improve their position on the job market, prove their English language knowledge sufficient to live and work independently in an English speaking country, or study courses held in English.
  • Candidates show their English language knowledge and command of all skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, as well as grammar and vocabulary.
  • Candidates receive a written evaluation containing the results of each part of the exam as well as the overall result.
  • It opens new opportunities in travelling, at work and study all over the world as well as in Slovakia, where many employers recognise it.
  • Successful candidates get an internationally recognised certificate (B2 First Certificate), which is valid for life.
What does "for Schools" mean?
  • B2 First for Schools is specially adapted to secondary school students aged 14-18 to increase their motivation for learning English.
  • B2 First and B2 First for Schools are identical in their difficulty level. They only differ in contents and topics – in B2 First for Schools, authors are focused on the range of experiences and interests of secondary school students.
  • B2 First for Schools (FCE for Schools) and B2 First (FCE) certificates are identical and there is no mention about the former being a “for Schools” version.
  • It is possible to organise the exams at your school.
Exam contents and format

Reading and Use of English
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Questions: 7 parts / 52 questions
Contents, word count: Dealing with different text genres such as fiction, newspapers, and magazines. This part tests your grammar and vocabulary in various tasks.
Overall score percentage: 40 %

Time: 1 hour 20 min.
Questions: 2 tasks
Contents, word count: Two different pieces of writing such as letters, reports, reviews and essays. 
Overall score percentage: 20 %

Time: approx. 40 min.
Questions: 4 parts / 30 questions
Contents, word count: Understanding of different recordings such as TV news, presentations or everyday communication.
Overall score percentage: 20 %

Time: 14 min. (pair of candidates)
Questions: 4 parts
Contents, word count: Speaking with examiner, with other candidate, about oneself
Overall score percentage: 20 %
Evaluation and certificate
Tested skills are evaluated individually. The candidate scores a certain number of points in each part.

Successful candidates are graded by one of the following grades– “A”, “B” or “C”. 
The score reflects your level of English. The final result determines your overall grade.  

To get the certificate (B2 First Certificate) proving your B2 level, you need to reach at least 160 points.

Score Grade CEFR level
180-190 A C1
173-179 B B2
160-172 C B2
140-159 Level B1 B1

Candidates scoring between 140 and 159 get a Statement of Results and a certificate  of B1 Level.

The exam result is available online within 4-6 weeks after the exam. Via the FREE online results service you can access the Statement of Results document containing the results from each part of the exam as well as your overall score.

Sample statement of results (pdf)

Understanding the statement of results (pdf)


B2 First Exam dates