First Certificate in English (FCE)

Cambridge English: First is also called the First Certificate in English (FCE) and First Certificate in English for Schools (FCEfS). This general English qualification proves that you can speak and write English well enough to work or study in an English-speaking environment.

Level of qualification: Upper intermediate = B2 on the Common European Framework.

Exam dates, fees and locations

Andorra

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
03/06/2017 Paper 20/04/2017 198€
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper 03/05/2017 198€

Barcelona

Exam Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
13/05/2017 Paper CLOSED 198€
13/05/2017 For Schools - Paper CLOSED 198€
03/06/2017 Paper 20/04/2017 198€
06/06/2017 Paper 27/04/2017 198€
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper 03/05/2017 198€
24/06/2017 Paper 15/05/2017* 198€
01/07/2017 For Schools - Paper 26/05/2017 198€
08/07/2017 Computer 21/06/2017* 198€
27/07/2017 Paper 21/06/2017 198€
24/08/2017 Paper 15/07/2017 198€

Limited places

Bizkaia

BILBAO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
20/05/2017 Computer 06/05/2017 * 198€
06/06/2017 Paper 21/04/2017 198€
10/06/2017 Computer 26/05/2017 * 198€
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper 28/04/2017 198€
17/06/2017 For Schools - Computer 02/06/2017 * 198€
24/06/2017 Paper 12/05/2017 198€

Limited places

 PORTUGALETE

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper 28/04/2017

GERNIKA-LUMO

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper 28/04/2017

ONDARROA

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper 28/04/2017

Madrid

Dates Type of exam Registration deadline
06/05/17 Paper-For Schools CLOSED
13/05/17 Paper CLOSED
20/05/17 Computer 30/04/17**
27/05/17 Paper-For Schools CLOSED
03/06/17 Paper 18/04/17
06/06/17 Paper 18/04/17
08/06/17 Computer 21/05/17**
10/06/17 Paper-For Schools 18/04/17
24/06/17 Paper 07/05/17
08/07/17 Computer 25/06/17**
27/07/17 Paper 21/06/17
04/08/17 Computer 20/07/17**
24/08/17 Paper 16/07/17

The FCE exam fee is 198€
** Limited places

Menorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
03/06/2017 Paper Until 21/04/2017 198€

Palma de Mallorca

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
20/05/2017 Computer CLOSED 198€
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper 05/05/2017  198€
24/06/2017 Paper 19/05/2017 198€

Limited places

Tarragona

Date Type of exam Deadline for registration Price
03/06/2017 Paper Until 20/04/2017 198€
10/06/2017 For Schools - Paper Until 03/05/2017 198€
27/07/2017 Paper Until 23/06/2017 198€

Valencia

The Cambridge: First Certificate exam (FCE) fee is 198€

 Date Type of exam Deadline for registration

VALENCIA

13/05/2017 Paper CLOSED
10/06/2017 Computer* Until 21/05/2017 or places run out*
10/06/2017 Paper-For Schools Until 03/05/2017
17/06/2017 Computer*-For Schools* Until 21/05/2017 or places run out*
24/06/2017 Paper Until 03/05/2017
01/07/2017 Paper-For Schools Until 03/05/2017
08/07/2017 Computer* Until 15/06/2017 or places run out*
27/07/2017 Paper Until 15/06/2017
*Limited places

CARCAIXENT

06/05/2017 Paper-For Schools CLOSED

GANDIA

06/05/2017 Paper-For Schools CLOSED
24/06/2017 Paper Until 03/05/2017

OLIVA

10/06/2017 Paper-For Schools Until 03/05/2017

TORRENT

06/05/2017 Paper-For Schools CLOSED
27/05/2017 Paper-For Schools Until 12/04/2017

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS EXAM?

You should study for the FCE if you want to work in an English-speaking business, live in an English-speaking country or study a foundation-level or pre-university course taught in English.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • write short reports and emails
  • explain an idea or have a detailed discussion in English
  • understand general English on TV and in newspapers.

HOW DOES THE EXAM PROCESS WORK?

There are five parts to the FCE exam. You will complete papers Reading, Writing, Use of English and Listening on the same day. The Speaking may be on a different day. You do the speaking with two examiners and one other candidate.

 FCE / FCEFS READING AND USE OF ENGLISH WRITING LISTENING SPEAKING
Time allowed 1hr 15 mins 1 hr 20 mins 40 mins 14 mins 
Marks (% of total) 40% 20% 20% 20%