These are the offical FCE exam dates from Cambridge English. We have included the FCE exam dates for both the paper-based exam as well as the computer-based exam.

You should check with your local exam centre which dates they offer as not all exam centres will offer all these FCE exam dates. You will take the Reading and Use of English, Writing and Listening papers on the same day.

The centre will also arrange the date for your FCE Speaking test. You will take this test up to several days before or after the other papers.

In total, the FCE exam takes about 3.5 hours.


FCE Exam Dates for 2016

April09 Saturday14 Thursday
May14 Saturday21 Saturday
June04 Saturday
07 Tuesday
25 Saturday
09 Thursday
11 Saturday
July28 Thursday09 Saturday
August18 Thursday05 Friday
September23 Friday
October08 Saturday15 Saturday
November05 Saturday
29 Tuesday
25 Friday
December10 Saturday03 Saturday

You will need to register directly with an authorised exam centre to take the FCE exam. There are over 2,800 centres in 130 countries around the world. All of the exam centres are inspected by Cambridge English Language Assessment to ensure they meet their high standards.

You can find the location of you nearest authorised exam centre by following this link: Cambridge English Exam Centres. Once you have found a local centre, the centre will be able to tell you about:

  • how to register for an exam
  • FCE exam dates
  • FCE preparation courses


UK Visa Applications

If you are planning to use your test results as part of your application for a UK visa, you must make sure that you take the test at a centre which is approved to offer Secure English Language Tests (SELTs).