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Exam Information and Timetables

You will find your personal exam timetable at StudentsOnline five weeks before the exam period starts.

Exam types for Teaching Period 2 have been streamlined and now include some on campus exams, which may be still online or paper based.

Please review the Learning Centre Exams page for the following assistance and information:

Exam periods

There are official exam periods at the end of Study Periods 1 and 2. You can find exam period dates, in the Study Period calendars at Important Dates.

For other study periods, the exam periods are set by individual colleges.

Exam timetable

Exam timetables for the main study periods (1 and 2), are released and published in StudentsOnline five weeks before the exam period starts. This includes information about the exam mode you will be sitting.

For all exam types, the start times are scheduled at:

  • 8.15 am or 13.15 pm

The exception is for practical or oral exams where you will be provided with an individual start time.

Your timetable for Teaching Period 1 may also include online assignments under exam conditions which has been included in your timetable to prevent clashes and ensure that you have no more than two assessment events on any one day.

If you have an online exam the duration given will include your reading time, your subject coordinator will be in contact with you at least two weeks prior to your first exam.

If you have an on campus hard copy paper exam, your timetable may include reading time and writing time, or just writing time.

Arriving late to your exam, online or on campus

For the following Exam Types:

  • On campus Hard copy Exam type and
  • Online On campus Respondus Exam type

You can enter the exam room within 30 minutes of the official start time, with permission from the exam supervisor.  You will forfeit the component of the exam duration that has elapsed.

For the following Exam Types:

  • Online LearnJCU exam
  • Online Respondus exam and
  • Online Respondus exam with Monitor

You can access the exam up to 30 minutes of the official start time, with no loss of time.

If there are exceptional circumstances for not being able to start your exam on time you may wish to consider applying to defer your examination; however a deferred exam will only be granted under exceptional circumstances.

You can find your exam start time in your exam timetable in StudentsOnline.