B2 First (FCE) and B2 First for Schools

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.

FCE exam dates at IH Bratislava 2023

Exam duration: approx 3 hours, 30 min.
Written part is usually on Saturday.
CEFR / Type
Exam date/
written part
Fee Exam date/
oral part
(to be confirmed)
B2 First 22.4.2023 uzavreté 200 EUR 21.4.2023
B2 First for Schools 6.5.2023 31.3.2023 200 EUR 5.5.2023
B2 First for Schools 31.5.2023
25.4.2023 200 EUR 31.5.2023
B2 First 3.6.2023 28.4.2023 200 EUR 2.6.2023
B2 First for Schools 17.6.2023 10.5.2023 200 EUR 16.6.2023
B2 First 27.7.2023
23.6.2023 200 EUR 27.7.2023
B2 First 24.8.2023
21.7.2023 200 EUR 24.8.2023
B2 First for Schools 23.9.2023 18.8.2023 200 EUR 22.9.2023
B2 First 4.11.2023 28.9.2023 200 EUR 3.11.2023
B2 First for Schools 21.11.2023
18.10.2023 200 EUR 21.11.2023
B2 First for Schools 16.12.2023 10.11.2023 200 EUR 15.12.2023

Online registration form

We can run the testing by four test takers.

Exam process

General binding conditions for registration (PDF 109kb)

Exam preparation

You don’t have time for a course?
We offer you online FCE preparation with IH Campus and preparation sample FCE tests with NetLanguages.

add 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.
  • Successful candidates get an internationally recognised certificate (B2 First Certificate), which is valid for life.
add 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.
add Exam contents and format
Part Time Parts /
Contents, word count Overall score
Use of English
1 hour
15 minutes
7 parts /
52 questions
Dealing with different text genres such as fiction,
newspapers, and magazines. This part tests your
grammar and vocabulary in various tasks.
40 %
Writing 1 hour
20 min.
2 tasks Two different pieces of writing such as letters,
reports, reviews and essays. 
20 %
Listening approx. 40 min. 4 parts /
30 questions
Understanding of different recordings such as TV news,
presentations or everyday communication.
20 %
Speaking 14 min. 
(pair of candidates)
 4 parts Speaking:
- with examiner 
- with other candidate 
- about oneself
20 %
add 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 Grade A C1
173-179 Grade B B2
160-172 Grade 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 a 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)

If you have any further questions contact us at: 
email: exams(at)ihbratislava.sk, tel: 02/52962675