Exam dates and timetable

Find out when your exams will be held and how to access your personal exam timetable.

Exam dates

You must plan to be available during the entire examination period (including the special and supplementary period), as the exam timetable is subject to change.

Semester 1, 2020Date
Exam timetable available Monday 25 May by 5pm
SWOT Vac Monday 8 June to Friday 12 June
Exam period Monday 15 June to Friday 3 July
Official results release date Friday 17 July
Special and supplementary exam timetable available Monday 20 July by 5pm
Special and supplementary exam period Thursday 23 July to Thursday 30 July

How to access your exam timetable

The exam timetable will be available by 5pm on Monday 25 May 2020. You will be able to view your individual exam timetable via the my.unimelb homepage.

Check if your subject has further assessment tasks such as take-home, practical, oral or performance exams, via your LMS subject site or ask your Subject Coordinator.

Faculty-managed exams

Some exams will not be centrally managed and will be coordinated by your faculty. If you have any faculty-managed exams, you will be notified of this by your Subject Coordinator.

View the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music exam arrangements for Semester 1, 2020.

Your exam details

Your exam timetable in my.unimelb will include the exam type, start and end time, duration and reading time (if applicable) for each of your exams.

A screenshot showing each of the below fields in my.unimelb

If you are sitting an exam with Alternative Exam Arrangements, an example of your exam timetable can be found on the Alternative Exam Arrangements page.

Exam type

This displays the exam type for your exam. Different exam types will have different time commitments and conditions, so you will need to be prepared for the assigned exam types for each of your exams.

Start time

This is the time that you will be able to commence your exam. Each exam type will have different time commitments, so the time that you will be able to begin your exam may depend on the exam type. For example, if you have a broad time limit exam scheduled, you may choose to start this at a later time depending on its end time.

End time

This is the time that you will need to complete and submit your exam by.

Reading time

Any reading time for your exam is included in the official exam duration.

Having issues?

  • If you can't view your full timetable in my.unimelb, try searching for your individual subjects using the subject code via the exam timetable system.
  • If you are trying to view your exam timetable in the LMS please keep in mind:
    • Your LMS calendar will only display your exam information from Friday 29 May 2020.
    • The exam timetable in the LMS will only display the due date and time of the assessment or exam. It will not show the start time. To ensure you have all of the information and details that you need to plan your exam schedule carefully, please refer to the my.unimelb homepage for your full individual exam timetable.

How to plan your exam schedule

Check your exam timetable carefully. Different exam types will have different time commitments, so you will need to plan your schedule carefully to leave enough time to complete all of your exams in the time permitted.

Your exam timetable may have two exams scheduled to start at the same time, and so it will appear that you have an exam clash. However, just because you have exams scheduled at the same start time, this doesn’t always mean you have an unacceptable exam clash.

In the below example EXAM 01 is scheduled within the same period as EXAM 02:

Timetable showing 2 exams at the same time - a strict time limit within a broad limit, and a strict time limit. The timetable recommends that the student take the strict time limite first, have a break, then do the broad limit exam.

  • Exam 01 is a ‘broad time limit exam’, meaning that you will have a window of time to complete and submit your exam. For these types of exams, it's important to know the time window allocated to these online exam types (broad time limit exams/take home exams), as it is key to how you will manage your time.
  • Exam 02 is a ‘strict time limit exam’, meaning that you have a strict time period in which to complete and sit the exam.

In this example, the two online exams are scheduled on the same day, with an identical scheduled start time of 9am:

  • Exam 01 is a ‘broad time limit exam’ which opens at 9am and closes at 3pm.
  • Exam 02 is a ‘strict time limit exam’ which begins at 9am and finishes at 11am.

This is an acceptable exam clash as you have enough time to complete both exams on the same day.

What should you do?

  • In this example, you are expected to complete Exam 02 first, because it must be completed and submitted by 11am.
  • You can then take a break, after which you can complete Exam 01 within the remainder of the 6-hour window scheduled, before it closes at 3pm.
  • Please note that if you are starting Exam 01 any later than 1pm, it will reduce your exam writing time, as the broad time window closes at 3pm. Therefore, it's important to plan and manage your time carefully to make sure you get to use the full amount of time allocated to the exam.

What if I have a departmental exam clash?

If your central exam clashes with a Departmental (DEPT) exam, test, or intensive, you should contact your Subject Coordinator and/or department so that they can make alternative arrangements for you. You are expected to complete all of your centrally managed exams at their scheduled time.

What if I have three exams in one day?

Students can sit no more than two exams in one day. With the new online exam types, you may have three assessments starting on one day, however, you will not be asked to submit three assessments on the same day. At least one of the three assessments will be due on a different day.

If a Departmental (DEPT) exam is one of your three exams in one day, contact your Subject Coordinator and/or department so that they can make alternative arrangements for that exam. You are expected to complete all of your centrally managed exams at their scheduled time.