FCE

Cambridge English: First (FCE) is an English Language exam that proves you to have the language capabilities to study courses taught in English or independently work and live in an English-speaking country. This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between B1 Preliminary and C1 Advanced. It is designed to help you communicate more effectively and learn the skills that can take you to next level of your success.

Accepted for study visa in Irish and New Zealand Educational Institutes.

Test dates and Location:

 

Test Date 2020Registration DeadlineResults WindowCertificate Dispatch Date
Sat 11 JanuaryWed 1 JanuaryFri 24 January – Thurs 30 JanuaryFri 7 February
Sat 22 FebruaryWed 12 FebruaryFri 6 March – Thurs 12 MarchFri 20 March
Sat 21 MarchWed 11 MarchFri 3 April – Thurs 9 AprilTues 21 April
Tues 7 AprilSat 28 MarchThurs 23 April – Wed 29 AprilThurs 7 May
Sat 23 MayWed 13 MayMon 8 June – Fri 12 JuneMon 22 June
Thurs 4 JuneMon 25 MayThurs 18 June – Wed 24 JuneThurs 2 July
Sat 13 JuneWed 3 JuneFri 26 June – Thurs 2 JulyFri 10 July
Sat 11 JulyWed 1 JulyFri 24 July – Thurs 30 JulyFri 7 August
Fri 31 JulyTues 21 JulyFri 14 August – Thurs 20 AugustFri 28 August
Fri 25 SeptemberTues 15 SeptemberFri 9 September – Thurs 15 SeptemberFri 23 September
Sat 17 OctoberWed 7 OctoberFri 30 October – Thurs 5 NovemberFri 13 November
Fri 20 NovemberTues 10 NovemberFri 4 December – Thurs 10 DecemberFri 18 December
Sat 28 NovemberWed 18 NovemberFri 11 December – Thurs 17 DecemberTues 29 December

 

FCE exam is offered every month at our ICD centres. Below are the details of our Test Centres:

Note: All exams are conducted at all 3 ICD Centers Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Kindly contact us to re-confirm available dates and venue.

Test Registration:

Book your test online by filling out this form and attach fee receipt by paying through our online payment page.

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Test Results:

Online FCE result can be obtained within 4 weeks.
Student are provided with their final certificate from Cambridge after 6 weeks of the exam date.
FCE results are reported in scale score of 180 to 199 out of total score 220, see Cambridge English Scale for understanding of FCE scores that are aligned according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level.

Test Scores:

Your score is reported for each component including Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking and Use of English and an average score of all components.
IELTS/FCE score understanding:

Comparison of scores according to Common European Framework of Reference – CEFR Table:

FCEIELTS
Score 150-160Band 5.5
Score 160-170Band 6
Score 175-180Band 6.5

Please note that you will have to ask your immigration consultant about the FCE scores required for your immigration.

Test Preparation:

Face to Face

ICD offers face to face preparation classes at its centre in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.

  • Diagnostic exam
  • Face to face classes (Monday to Friday)
  • Teacher- led-sessions
  • Practice Tests
  • Personalized score reports
  • Homework assignment
  • Teacher email support

Buy booksFCE Preparatory book
Cambridge English Objective First with six practice tests is available at ICD. Place your

Latest Updates:

Test Format:

Key Facts
CEFR level:                       B2
Score-Scale:                       160–190
Format of test:                       Computer based
Number of papers:                       4
Exam duration:                       3.5 hours approx.

Key Points:

FCE shows that you are capable of:

  • Effective face-to-face communication, opinions expressions or arguments presentation.
  • Detailed writing 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.

Test Day Information:

Candidates must adhere following before Exam:

  • Candidate must reach test centre 20-30 minutes before the starting time.
  • Candidates are required to bring their CNIC card or Passport, or they won’t be allowed to take test.
  • No edible is allowed within test centre.
  • Candidates aren’t allowed to bring cell phone, any electronic devices and bags in the test centre.
  • Stationary and pages will be provided by the institute to perform the exam.
  • Any person other than candidate or staff is permitted to enter test centre.

Support for Teachers:

We offer Cambridge English Objective First book to teachers for learning. Teachers can also get pdf version of handbook from