+ What’s B2 First (FCE)?

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.

+ Do I have to pass each paper in order to pass the whole examination?

No. Your overall performance is calculated by averaging the scores you achieve in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of English. The weighting of each of the four skills and Use of English is equal.

+ Will I lose marks for incorrect answers?

No. You will not lose marks if you give an incorrect answer. If you give a wrong answer, it is the same as giving no answer – you get no marks for that question. If you’re not sure about an answer, it is better to guess than to leave the question blank.

+ How important is spelling?

All spelling must be correct in the Reading and Use of English paper. You will not get a mark for answers that are not spelled correctly. American spelling is allowed if used consistently.

+ What should I do if I don’t understand the instructions?

Ask the examiner to repeat the instructions.

+ Where can I find more information about B2 First?

For more information about B2 First, visit: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/first/