Ace your exams!

With a little prep time, you’ll be ready to ace your examinations in no time.  

Diary your dates

It’s handy to lock in your exam dates and locations by checking the official timetable and adding these to your calendar. No alternative sittings will be available, so it’s important to make sure you have all the correct details and arrive on time. You can enter an exam up to 45 minutes after it begins, but you will not be provided with any additional time. Check out the full timetable here>

Found a clash? UC works hard to minimise the amount of examinations scheduled at the same time, but there are instances where this is unavoidable. If you’re affected, arrangements will be made for you to sit both exams on the same day. Learn more about clashes & alternative exam arrangements, if you have an exceptional circumstance>

Learn the rules

Read the examination instructions for an overview of what you can expect in your exams, and to make sure you don’t bring anything that’s not allowed. With specific rules around ID you must bring, electronic devices and calculator checks, read the rules before your first exam>

Special consideration

For students with disabilities, you can apply for special arrangements to be made in your exam room, including a reader and/or writer, accessible rooms and more. You can learn more & apply here>

If you feel that your exam performance has been impacted by unforseen circumstances, including Covid-19 or flu, you can apply for special considerations>

Students can also use te reo Māori in exams, if notice is given in advance, with more information available here>

Top tips

  • Whether you want to study by yourself or with a group, UC libraries have you covered. You can find yourself a spot in a silent study zone, meet your mates in a group study zone or book one of the discussions rooms for some brainstorming – find out more>
  • UC libraries also have a range of resources to support your mahi, including access to past exam papers>
  • The first tip for maximising your study is finding balance. Take a look at some helpful tips and tricks here>

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