First Certificate in English / FCE (Cambridge)

General facts about First Certificate in English / FCE (Cambridge):
The First Certificate in English / FCE is the most popular test of the 5 Cambridge-Exams, which examine your "General British English". The Cambridge First Exam follows the Key English Test (KET) and Preliminary English Test (PET) and corresponds to the third level.
Similar tests:
Key English Test (KET,1.level)
Preliminary English Test (PET, 2. level)
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE; 4. level)
Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE; 5 level)
FCE: Necessary to study at British University
Level:
Average (3) for First Certificate in English / FCE For the European Framework B2.
Examination dates:
March 2014: 08
April 2014: 12
May 2014: 17
June 2014: 07, 10, 26
July 2014: 25
August 2014: 21
October 2014: 11
November 2014: 08
December 2014: 02
December 2014 *NotethatnotallcentersofferCambridgeEnglish:Firstonallofthesedates: 13
 
*Note that not all centers offer Cambridge English: First on all of these dates. You should contact your center to find out which dates they offer.
Examination fees :
Fees vary depending on the examination centre.
Advance sign up:
About 12 weeks before the exam.
Structure of exam:
Reading (20 %), Writing (20%), Use of English (20 %), Listening (20 %), Speaking (20 %), proved by exam (extra date).
Results:
A-F - pass with A-C and fail with D-F
Other infos:
Comparison of accredited language schools offering First Certificate in English / FCE (Cambridge) preparation courses (prices based on 4 weeks courses).
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