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Exam news and updates

We recommend that you visit this page regularly in the weeks approaching the September 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 September 2018 exam session will run from Wednesday 12 September - Friday 28 September

The CA2 online exam will be held on 12-13 September; the CP3 online exam will be held on 14 September.

Exam entry is still open for those sitting at centres in the UK and Ireland, and also for CA2 and CP3. Entry for these will close at 17.00 (UK time) on Monday 20 August:

Exam entry to sit at centres overseas closed at 17.00 on Monday 6 August.

Latest updates


There are various centre locations for this centre, please check the list to see where to go on your own exam date. Check the list for address details

Taipei The centre address has been updated. Check the list for details
Singapore Address details have now been confirmed. There are various locations so check the list to see where to go on your own exam date. Check the list for address details
New centres in India Raipur and Guwahati: these two new centres ara available in India, and you can login to book your place. Check the list for address details
Exam start times Local start times vary at some overseas centres. Check the list below for details in case your centre is affected.
Indian centres Addresses have now been confirmed for the Indian exam centres. Check the list for details
Tel Aviv There are changes to the exam schedule on Friday 21 September and Friday 28 September. See below for details
Overseas centres There are new venues for the exams in:
Munich and Zurich. Check the list for details, and also for addresses at other locations which may have changed slightly
UK centres There are new venues for the exams in:
Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds and London (Access centre). Check the list for details
Bournemouth This centre is no longer available for exam sittings. The nearest alternative centre is Southampton.

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 2018 will be confirmed shortly 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 exam centres has now passed, and we can not accept any more applications.

Access arrangements applications

The closing date for requesting access arrangements was the same as the exam entry closing date.

Late applications will not be accepted unless due to circumstances for which a valid reason could not be divulged by the published closing date. Download the access arrangements application form, and return this to us once completed.

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, as shown below.

Centre Morning exam - local exam time Afternoon exam - local exam time
Addis Ababa 09.00-12.15 14.00-17.15
Adelaide 09.15-12.30 13.45-17.00
Auckland 08.45-12.00 12.45-16.00
Barbados 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.15
Bermuda 09.00-12.15 13.00-16.15
Bloemfontein 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Brisbane 09.00-12.15 13.15-16.30
Brunei 08.45-12.00 (Fridays only; all other days 09.45-13.00 14.15-17.30
Canberra 09.15-12.30 14.00-17.15
Cape Town 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Cologne 10.00-13.15 14.30-17.45
Guernsey 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Hanoi 08.45-12.00 13.45-17.00
Ho Chi Minh City 08.45-12.00 13.45-17.00
Johannesburg 09.00-12.15 13.30-16.45
Kiev 09.45-13.00 13.45-17.00
Lagos 08.45-12.00 12.45-16.00
Melbourne 09.15-12.30 14.00-17.15
Port of Spain 08.45-12.00 13.15-16.30
Reykjavik 09.00-12.15 13.00-16.15
Riga 09.45-13.00 13.00-16.15
Seattle 09.45-13.00 13.15-16.30
Sydney 09.15-12.30 14.00-17.15
Taiwan 10.00-13.15 14.00-17.15
Wellington 09.15-12.30 13.45-17.00

The September 2018 exam session for the written exams will run from Monday 17 September - Friday 28 September

The standard exam schedule for the session is:

17 September
18 September
19 September
20 September
21 September
am CA1 Paper 1 CT4 / ST4 - CT3 / ST9 CT6 / ST6
pm CT5 CA1 Paper 2 - SA1-6 ST7
24 September
25 September
26 September
27 September
28 September
am - - ST5 CT2 CT7 / ST1
pm - - CT8 / ST8 ST2 CT1

We reserve the right to make changes to this schedule.

The CA2 online exam will be held on 12-13 September; the CP3 online exam will be held on 14 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 21 September (afternoon) ST7 21 September (morning)
Tel Aviv 28 September (afternoon) CT1 28 September (morning)

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