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Exam news and updates

We recommend that you visit this page regularly in the weeks approaching the April 2018 exams, to stay informed of any important news or updates that may affect your exam sitting

See: Exam centre changes | See: Exam start time changes | See: Amended exam schedules

The April 2018 exam session will run from Monday 16 April - Friday 27 April

The CA2 online exam will be held on 11-12 April; the CP3 online exam will be held on 13 April.

Exam entry for all exams is now open.

  • To sit at centres overseas: exam entry closes on Monday 26 Februray 2018 (17.00 UK time)
  • To sit at centres in the UK and Ireland, and for CA2 and CP3: exam entry closes on Monday 19 March 2018 (17.00 UK time)

Latest updates

UK/Ireland exam centres Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, York
The exam centre addresses at these Ireland and UK centres have changed for April 2018. See the Exam centres page for details
Overseas exam centres There are a number of amendments to our overseas exam venue addresses. See the Exam centres page for details

Refund policy

Refunds of exam fees are only given to those who have paid the full fee. More information on refunds

Exam centre changes and confirmations

Exam centre addresses for April 2018 are now being confirmed on the Exam centres page. You should always check the list carefully, in case there are any changes to the centre you usually sit at, and to make sure that you know where to go.

The deadline for requesting an additional overseas exam centre has now passed, and we can not accept any further requests.

Access arrangements applications

The closing date for requesting access arrangements will be the same as the exam entry closing date. Download the access arrangements application form, and return this to us once completed.

Late applications will not be accepted unless due to circumstances for which a valid reason could not be divulged by the published closing date.

Exam start time changes

All exams now have 15 minutes reading time allowed.

The standard start times are 09.45 for morning exam reading time, and 14.15 for afternoon exam reading time. The exam writing time will then begin at 10.00 and 14.30.

Local start times may vary at some overseas centres, so you should check here nearer to the exam session dates for confirmation of your start time.

Centre Morning exam - local start of reading time Afternoon exam - local start of reading time
Addis Ababa 09.00 14.00
Adelaide 09.15 13.45
Auckland 08.45 12.45
Bloemfontein 09.00 13.30
Brisbane 09.00 13.15
Brunei 08.45 (Fridays only); all other days 09.45 14.15
Canberra 09.15 14.00
Cape Town 09.00 13.30
Cologne 10.00 14.30
Guernsey 09.00 13.30
Hanoi 08.45 13.45
Ho Chi Minh City 08.45 13.45
Johannesburg 09.00 13.30
Kiev 09.45 13.45
Lagos 08.45 12.45
Melbourne 09.15 14.00
Port of Spain 08.45 13.15
Riga 09.45 13.30
Seattle 09.45 13.15
Sydney 09.15 14.00
Taiwan 10.00 14.00
Wellington 09.15 13.45
Zurich 09.15 14.15

The April 2018 exam session will run from Monday 16 April - Friday 27 April

The standard exam schedule for the session is:

16 April
17 April
18 April
19 April
20 April
23 April
24 April
25 April
26 April
27 April
Paper 1
CT1 ST4 CT6 CT7 CT5 CT8 - ST8 ST1
Paper 2
CT3 / ST6 ST9 SA1-6 ST7 ST5 - ST2 CT4

We reserve the right to make changes to this schedule.

The CA2 online exam will be held on 11-12 April; the CP3 online exam will be held on 13 April.

Any schedule changes due to public holidays or other unavoidable factors will be given below when available.

Centre Original date Exam(s) New date
Dar es Salaam Thursday 26 April ST8 and ST2 Friday 27 April
Istanbul Monday 23 April CT5 and ST7 Tuesday 24 April
Rio de Janeiro Monday 23 April CT5 and ST7 Tuesday 24 April
Zurich Monday 16 April CA1 Paper 1 and CT2 Tuesday 17 April
Zurich Tuesday 17 April (pm) CA1 Paper 2 Wednesday 18 April (am)

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