First Certificate in English is an upper intermediate level exam and corresponds to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. The examination is designed for students who have a satisfactory command of the English language and is recognised by many educational institutions and universities. There are four papers in the exam: Writing, Reading and use of English, Listening and Speaking. Paper 1 has seven parts (52 questions) and takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. Use of English consists of texts with accompanying vocabulary and grammar tasks. Students are expected to be able to understand different types of texts like magazines and newspaper, fiction, short stories and internet articles. Why not try our free practice tests below.