Exam dates and timetable

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

Exams for Semester 2, 2020 will be delivered online due to COVID-19. For the latest information about exams, study resources and support services, visit the exams page.

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 2, 2020Date
Exam timetable available By 5pm, Friday 16 October
SWOT Vac
Monday 2 November to Friday 6 November
Exam period
Monday 9 November to Friday 27 November
Official results release date
Friday 11 December
Special and supplementary exam timetable available By 5pm, Friday 11 December
Special and supplementary exam period Wednesday 16 December to Wednesday 23 December

How to access your exam timetable

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.

Subject codes for supplementary exams may look different in your exam timetable

If you are sitting an exam in the supplementary exam period, note that the subject code may look slightly different in your exam timetable in my.unimelb than previous exams. For example, for the subject FNCE30009 Ethics in Finance, it may be displayed as FNCE30009-20-SUM Ethics in Finance. In this example, the ‘20’ refers to 2020 (the year in which the subject was taken) and ‘SUM’ refers to the Summer Term (the study period in which the subject was taken).

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:
    • If you are sitting an exam with custom arrangements or Alternative Exam Arrangements, the LMS calendar may not display the correct start and end time. Please check your student email for more information. You will be notified via email when the correct details are in the LMS.
    • 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.

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. 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.