No face-to-face exams in 2020 

No face-to-face exams will be held in 2020. Your course coordinator will update you on alternative assessments.

For more information refer to the Coronavirus FAQs page.

Exam times

There are two exam sessions – morning and afternoon. Reading time is during the first 15 minutes of each exam. Once you've entered the venue, you're unable to leave during the first 60 minutes or the last 15 minutes of the exam.

Exam start time
Writing starts
No entry after this time

Running late?

If you're running late, you're able to enter the exam venue up to 60 minutes after the start of reading time. After this time, you're unable to enter. If you do arrive late, you will not be given any extra time to complete your exam.

Must know info about your exam timetable:

  • All exam timetables are subject to change, so check them regularly for updates.
  • If an exam needs to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be rescheduled later in the exam period.
  • Exam timetables include centrally-scheduled exams only. You may have additional exams, such as practical exams, organised within your school (your school will advise you if this is the case).
  • Some courses with the same title may be offered by different schools. Make sure you attend the exam for the course code in which you are enrolled.
  • Special consideration is not granted for misreading the exam timetable.
  • The Assessment and assessment flexibility policy and processes outline the rules and regulations around exams.
  • Know the rules of conduct.
  • Know what you can and can't bring into the exam venue.

Types of exams

Exams can either be closed book, limited text or open book. Your lecturer should advise you in advance what type of exam you will be sitting.

Closed book – You are unable to refer to any notes or materials during your exam.

Limited text – You are able to refer to a specific text or written material as stipulated by your lecturer. This could be a case study or you may be able to refer to one or two pages of notes.

Open book – You are able to refer to any written material during your exam, including text books and written notes.

School-run exams

Some RMIT schools schedule exams, practicum or laboratory tests specifically for their own students. Because these exams are not administered centrally, they are known as school-run exams.

School-run exams will not appear in your myRMIT personalised timetable.

If you have a further deferred exam with a ‘contact requirement’, you will need to contact your school or course coordinator to make arrangements for the exam. Check your special consideration outcome carefully.