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 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.

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Faculty-managed exams

Some exams will be coordinated by your faculty. If you have any faculty-managed exams, you will be notified of this by your Subject Coordinator.

If you were expecting to see an exam in your timetable but it isn’t there, please refer to your LMS subject site or ask your Subject Coordinator.

View the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music exam arrangements for Semester 2, 2020.

Your exam details

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

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

Date and start time

Noted in green beneath the subject name, this is the date and time that you will be able to commence your exam. The start time is displayed in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

Exam times have been adjusted to accommodate time zones for overseas students who requested it. The timetable has been designed to enable you to complete your exams between the hours of 7am and 9pm in your time zone. If you are an overseas student and have an exam that completely falls outside of these times, please submit an enquiry to the Exams office through Ask.unimelb.

Reading time

It is recommended you use this allocated time to read the exam and plan your approach. In the LMS, the reading time is automatically included in the official exam time, and begins at the listed start time of the exam.

Writing time

The total writing time for your exam.

Venue and Zoom link (if applicable)

The venue for your exam. When the Zoom link for your exam has been generated, it will be available here.

Exam conditions

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

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.
  • 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. Your exams may be delivered in different exam formats, once your subject coordinator has confirmed your exam format you should review the guides available.

What if I have an exam clash?

If your central exam clashes with a Faculty-managed 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 Faculty-managed 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.