Students should refer to the University Examinations Office for further information, including dates for examination sessions.

Past papers

Past exam papers are available to download from the University Library.

Exam timetable

You will be informed of the availability of your personal exam timetable via an email from the Examinations Office, which can then be viewed through the MyExeter portal.

If you are registered on a module which has an exam as an assessment component, you will be automatically registered for the exam.  Therefore it is very important that we have an accurate record of what modules you are taking. You can check your module registration through MyExeter, and can get in touch with your Student Services Office if this is incorrect.

Candidate number

You will be allocated a Candidate Number by the Examinations Office, which will change each academic year.  This is also available on the MyExeter portal.

Exam attendance

Attendance at your exams is compulsory.  If you are absent from an exam due to illness or another mitigating circumstance, please follow the instructions within the mitigation section.  If there is good reason for your absence, the College may agree to defer your examination (i.e. you will be able to re-sit your exam in the August/September examinations sessions as if it were your first attempt).  You should note, that if we are not informed of the reason for your absence from an exam, the Board of Examiners will deem you withdrawn from the programme, and the University Faculty will be informed.

Students are reminded that there are strict regulations concerning conduct during an examination, and should be aware of these regulations before attendance at an exam.

Guidance for candidates

We would recommend that all students read the University Guidance for Candidates prior to sitting any exams.  In particular we draw your attention to the following very important points:

  • You must take your Unicard, or other photo ID, and a copy of your exam timetable with you to the exam
  • You are only permitted to use a completely clear case, or clear plastic bag, for your pens, pencils etc in examination halls.
  • You must be present outside of the exam hall at least 10 minutes before the exams are scheduled to commence
  • If you arrive late, you will be admitted to the exam hall without question during the first half-hour of the exam period, but you will not be allowed extra time in which to complete your exam
  • Mobile phones, pagers or any other means of sending/receiving messages are not allowed within the exam halls. Any devices brought in by accident must be switched off and handed over to supervisory staff. Any electronic device which causes a disturbance during the course of the examination will result in a £50 penalty. Any student found with an electronic device after the exam has commenced will have this device confiscated and a report will be sent to the Faculty Office for further action.


Further information is available regarding Specific Examination Arrangements and Referred and Deferred Exams.