B2 First for Adults

B2 First, is one of our Cambridge English Qualifications. It is our most popular exam, accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide.

A B2 First qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.

This exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between B1 Preliminary and C1 Advanced.

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Test Format

B2 First is made up of three papers developed to encourage and motivate young learners. You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.

(14 minutes per pair of candidates)


4 parts

Reading and Use of English 
(1 hour 15 minutes)


7 parts/ 52 questions 

(1 hour 20 minutes)


2 parts

(about 40 minutes) 


4 parts/ 30 questions

Here you can download a sample paper containing all the parts mentioned above: 


How to book the exam

According to Cambridge examination dates, each exam (A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools, A2 Key, and B1 Preliminary) has its own specific dates. Here you can find the examination dates for 2019 and 2020. Once you decide, you can send us an enquiry containing the date and type of the exam as well as your contact detail so that our staff can get back to you as soon as possible.