FCE First


B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE), is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It is our most popular exam, accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide.

A B2 First qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.

This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between B1 Preliminary and C1 Advanced.

Key facts

CEFR level: B2

Scale score: 160–179

Test format: Computer or paper-based

No. of papers: 4

Exam length: About 3.5 hours