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Cambridge English: First (FCE)


Cambridge English: First (FCE)

Accepted for student visa for Ireland and New Zealand

A Cambridge English: First (FCE) qualification proves you have the language capabilities to study courses taught in English or independently work and live in an English-speaking country.

The exam is also acceptable for study visa in Irish and New Zealand Educational Institutes.

Key Facts

CEFR level:




Format of test:

Computer based

Number of papers:


Exam duration:

3.5 hours approx.


FCE shows that you are capable of:

  • effective face-to-face communication, opinions expressions or arguments presentation
  • follow the news
  • writing detailed and clear English, expressing and explaining opinions or pros and cons of different points of view
  • writing stories, letters, reports and other types of information or text.

Why to choose FCE:

  • Accepted for student visa for Ireland and New Zealand
  • Accepted for entry to pre-sessional/pathways/foundation courses in English-speaking countries.
  • Accepted for admission in undergrad programs taught in English in non-English-speaking countries.

Schedule of FCE exams in  2017

FCE exam is conducted at ICD centers every month. Its dates are below for 2017

To register for exam please click here




Timetabling Details

Exam Date

Certificate Dispatch

January UF

Thu 5 Jan

Sat 31 Dec

Sat 14 Jan

Mon 13 Feb

February UF

Thu 9 Feb

Sat 4 Feb

Sat 18 Feb

Mon 20 Mar

March UF

Thu 8 Mar

Sat 4 Mar

Sat 18 Mar

Tue 18 Apr

April UF

Fri 30 Mar

Tue 28 Mar

Tue 11 Apr

Mon 15 May

May UF

Thu 11 May

Sat 6 May

Sat 20 May

Mon 19 Jun

June UF1

Tue 30 May

Thu 25 May

Thu 8 Jun

Thu 6 Jul

June UF2

Thu 1 Jun

Sat 27 May

Sat 10 Jun

Mon 10 Jul

July UF

Thu 29 Jun

Sat 24 Jun

Sat 8 Jul

Mon 7 Aug

August UF

Wed 26 Jul

Fri 21 Jul

Fri 4 Aug

Mon 4 Sep

September UF

Wed 13 Sep

Fri 8 Sep

Fri 22 Sep

Mon 23 Oct

October UF

Thu 5 Oct

Sat 30 Sep

Sat 14 Oct

Mon 13 Nov

November UF

Wed 15 Nov

Fri 10 Nov

Fri 24 Nov

Mon 25 Dec

December UF

Thu 3 Nov

Sat 18 Nov

Sat 2 Dec

Mon 8 Jan