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Current Year Examination Timetables

This page provides you with a full exam timetable plus useful information about exam sessions, scheduling and exam clashes.

If you are due to sit an exam, you are responsible for reading the timetables carefully and checking them on a regular basis. Misreading the exam timetable and failing to attend will not constitute sufficient grounds to apply for a replacement exam. Please see exam rules and regulations for more information.

Please note that your individual examination timetable will be available in Access Adelaide from the listed timetable publication dates.

Examination Periods 2019
Semester Exam period Timetable
Semester 1 22 June - 6 July Semester 1 examination timetable
Semester 1 replacement / additional assessment 22 - 27 July Semester 1 R/AA examination timetable
Semester 2 9 - 23 November Available COB 4 October
Semester 2 replacement / additional assessment 11 - 17 December Available COB 13 November

Trimester Examinations

Examination Periods 2019
Trimester Exam period Timetable
Trimester 1 9 - 11 May Trimester 1 examination timetable
Trimester 1 replacement / additional assessment 25 May R/AA timetable - trimester 1
Trimester 2 5 - 7 September Available August 8
Trimester 2 replacement / additional assessment 21 September Available September 16
Trimester 3 5 - 7 December Available November 7
Trimester 3 replacement / additional assessment 21 December Available December 16

Summer and Winter Examinations

Examination Periods 2019
Semester Exam period Timetable
Summer 18 - 22 February Summer semester examination timetable
Summer replacement / additional assessment 6 - 9 March Summer replacement / additional assessment timetable
Winter 25 - 27 July Winter semester examination timetable
Winter replacement / additional assessment 10 August Available 6 August

Quadterm Examinations

Examination Periods 2019
Quadterm Exam period Timetable
Term 4 - 2018 18 - 22 February Primary examination timetable - term 4
Term 4 - 2018 replacement / additional assessment 6 - 9 March R/AA examination timetable - term 4

Examination sessions

Exams will be scheduled either in the morning or afternoon. Make sure that you arrive on time:

  • Morning session starts at 9:20am
  • Afternoon session starts at 1:50pm

The doors will open at approximately 9.10am and 1.40pm you will then be permitted to enter the exam venue.

Reading time (10 minutes) officially commences at 9.20am and 1.50pm (however you should observe recommended reading times on the exam paper, as some exams may recommend a longer reading time).

Writing time commences at 9.30am and 2pm.

Students may not enter the exam venue 40 minutes after the scheduled start time without the consent of the examinations officer. If you are late for your exam, but arrive before 10:00am (for AM sessions) or 2:30pm (for PM sessions) you will be admitted to the venue. If you arrive after these times, you may not be permitted to enter the venue, and should consult your school or faculty for advice.

Examination scheduling

Primary exams are scheduled over a two-week period with two sessions per day. For maximum efficiency and equity, exam scheduling software is used to set the timetable.

Where possible exams are scheduled to ensure the minimum number of students have two exams in one day. Students can select from a wide range of courses, so it is not possible to schedule exams to ensure that all students do not have exams on consecutive days.

Clashing examinations

If your timetable requires you to sit two or more of your exams at the same time, or you have one exam on-campus and one off-campus on the same day, you may be eligible for extenuating circumstances arrangements.

You must complete the application form for assessment task extension or replacement examination due to extenuating circumstances and return it to Ask Adelaide, Level 3 of Hub Central or to the examinations office, Rear door of Bonython Hall within two weeks of the timetable being published. Applications made outside of this period may not be considered.

Students will:

  • receive confirmation of their arrangements via their student email
  • be required to sit both exams on the same day and be supervised all day
  • be permitted to revise between exams
  • need to bring their own lunch as they will not be permitted to leave the exam venue for any purpose until the completion of the second exam.  

Any student from Roseworthy or Waite campus with clashing exams should complete the above application form and lodge it to their faculty office without delay.

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