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Exam news and updates

We recommend that you visit this page regularly in the weeks approaching the April 2017 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 2017 exam session will run from Monday 17 to Friday 28 April

Exam entry is closed for this exam session.

Latest updates

Bangkok For CT6 only on 28 April the address has changed for Bangkok to: Wave place Building, 8th Floor, Room R812, 55 Wireless Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, ThailandSee location map.
(Address updated 24 April 2017)
Colombo For CT1 only on 18 April the address has changed for Colombo: to Postgraduate Institute of Management, 28 Lesley Ranagala Mawatha (Opposite of Lady Ridgeway Hospital), Colombo 08, Sri Lanka.  See location map.
(Address updated 13 April)

All exams will now take place at: Premier Hotel Pinetown, 65-67 Kings Road, Pinetown, Durban 3610, South Africa. 
See location on map
(Address updated 13 April 2017)


All exams will now take place at: British Council Examinations Department, Educational and Professional Exams, Maya Akar Centre, Buyukdere Caddesi No.100-102, Kat:5, Esentepe, Istanbul 34394, Turkey.  See location on map
(Address updated 12 April 2017)

Auckland Exam centre address has changed to: Rangitoto Room, Takapuna Normal Intermediate School, 26 Northcote Road Auckland 0622. See location on map
Hertford For the SA1-6 exams on 24 April two rooms at this centre will be used. Check your entry premit to ensure that you go to the correct room. See the address details
Singapore Centre address now confirmed. There are two venues so check that you know which one applies for your exam date. See the address details
Tel Aviv On Friday 21 and Friday 28 April the afternoon exams have been rescheduled and will now be held in the morning. See schedule details below
Paris Morning exams - start time will be 08.30; afternoon exams - start time will be 13.45. See start time details below
Cairo Exam centre address has been amended. See the address details
Hobart Exam centre address has been amended. See the address details
Ljubljana Exam schedule changed for 27 April. The CT2 exam will now take place on the morning of 28 April. See schedule details below
Victoria, Canada Morning exams - start time will be 09.00; afternoon exams - start time will be 14.15. See start time details below
Zurich Exam schedule changed for exams on 24 April. These exams will now all take place on the morning of 25 April. See schedule details below
Lagos Centre address amended for exams on 21-28 April. See the address 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 2017 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 to request an additional overseas exam centre has now passed, and we cannot accept any more requests.

London exam centre Charlton Athletic Football Club, The Valley, Floyd Road, London SE7 8BL. See full address details

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.

Please note the changes to the start times at the following centres. All times are local times at the centre.

Centre Morning exam - local start of reading time Afternoon exam - local start of reading time
Addis Ababa 09.00 13.00
Adelaide 09.15 13.45
Auckland 08.45 12.45
Bangkok 10.00 14.00
Barbados 09.00 13.00
Bloemfontein 09.00 13.30
Brisbane 08.15 13.15
Cape Town 09.00 13.30
Cologne 10.00 14.30
Hanoi 08.45 13.45
Ho Chi Minh City 08.45 13.45
Johannesburg 09.00 13.30
Lagos 08.45 12.45
Melbourne 09.15 14.00
Paris 08.30 13.45
  Please arrive at the Paris centre at least 30 minutes before the above times
Perth 09.15 13.15
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
Utrecht 09.45 13.15
Victoria, Canada 09.00 14.15
Wellington 09.15 13.45
Zurich 09.15 14.15

The April 2017 exam session will run from Monday 17 to Friday 28 April

The standard exam schedule for the session is:

  Mon 17 Tues 18 Wed 19 Thurs 20 Fri 21 Mon 24 Tues 25 Wed 26 Thurs 27 Fri 28
AM - CA1
paper 1
CT5 / ST8 ST2 ST1 SA1-6 - CT7 / ST6 CT2 ST7
PM - CT1 CA1
paper 2
CT8 / ST5 CT3 CT4 - ST9 ST4 CT6

We reserve the right to make changes to this schedule.

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

Centre Original date Exam(s) New date
Ljubljana 27 April (morning) CT2 28 April (morning)
Tel Aviv 21 April (afternoon) CT3 21 April (morning)
Tel Aviv 28 April (afternoon) CT6 28 April (morning)
Zurich 24 April (morning) SA1-6 25 April (morning)
Zurich 24 April (afternoon) CT4 25 April (morning)

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