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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 will open on 29 January 2018.

  • 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

Liverpool For 27 and 28 September only: the venue will be Malmaison, 7 William Jessop Way, Liverpool L3 1QZ. This is next door to the Crowne Plaza you were previously notified of. See on map
Chandigarh 25 September exams only: the venue for this date has changed. See the new address
Kiev Afternoon exams at the Kiev centre will now start at 13.45, finishing at 17.00.
Bangkok Address changed for afternoon exams on 29 September ONLY. See the new address
Brunei Exam centre address has changed for all exams. See the new address
Cairo Afternoon exams at the Cairo centre will now start at 12.15, finishing at 15.30.
London (Porchester Hall) centre Due to increased security everyone entering Porchester Hall will have their bags searched. To reduce delays and disruption please arrive early, and only bring the minimum that you need to the exam.
Tel Aviv Exam schedule amended for 29 September. See below for details
Local start times Local exam start times at certain centres vary. See the start times
London exam centre London exam centre addresses have changed. See the list of centres

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 September 2017 are 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 additional overseas exam centres for the September 2017 exams has now passed and we are unable to accept any more 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
Bangkok 10.00 14.00
Barbados 09.00 13.00
Bloemfontein 09.00 13.30
Brisbane 08.15 13.15
Brunei 08.45 (Fridays only); all other days 09.45 14.15
Cairo 09.45 12.15
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
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
Wellington 09.15 13.45
Zurich 09.15 14.15

The September 2017 exam session will run from Monday 25 September to Wednesday 4 October

The standard exam schedule for the session is:

25 Sept
26 Sept
27 Sept
28 Sept
29 Sept
2 Oct
3 Oct
4 Oct
5 Oct
6 Oct
Paper 1
ST5 ST8 CT3 / ST2 SA1-6 - ST9 CT2 / ST4 - -
PM CT1 / CP3* CA1
Paper 2
CT5 CT8 / ST1 CT4 - CT7 / ST6 CT6 / ST7 - -

We reserve the right to make changes to this schedule.

The CA2 online exam will be held on 12-13 September.

* Candidates will be provided with scenario material for the CP3 exam on Friday 22 September

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

Centre Original date Exam(s) New date
Tel Aviv Friday 29 September SA1-6 (am); CT4 (pm) Thursday 28 September (pm)
Tel Aviv Wednesday 4 October CT6 / ST7 (pm) Wednesday 4 October (am)

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