Examination Information

Start times and entry information

The Mid-year Examination Period is two weeks in duration. Most examinations will start at 9.30am and 2.30pm. 

For exams scheduled as on-campus: You may not enter an examination room later than 45 minutes after the start of the examination.

No alternative sitting will be available if you miss your exam or arrive 45 minutes or later after the official start time of your examination.  An exception to this is if you have valid grounds as covered under the regulations for Special Consideration.



Mid-year Examination Period: Monday 13 June to Saturday 25 June inclusive.  There are no exams on Friday, 24 June which is a public holiday.

End-of-year Examination Period: Monday 31 October to Saturday 12 November inclusive.  There are no exams on Friday, 11 November which is a public holiday.

Mid-year Examination Information

2022 Mid-Year Preliminary Examination Timetable:


MY22PreliminaryExamTimetable_Types_20220512  (updated 12 May 2022)


The Examinations Office will send out your Final Personal Timetable e-mail on Friday 3 June.  This will include for each exam the:

  • Date, time and duration
  • Type of exam (on-campus / online invigilated / online not supervised)
  • Venue
  • Exam conditions
  • Location (for students living overseas)

If your exam scheduled as On-campus: Students are expected to be available to sit their exams on-campus, at the dates/times scheduled unless there are reasons outside of your control, eg students studying from overseas or students enrolled in (D) courses who do not live within 90 minutes' drive of Christchurch. If your exam is scheduled on-campus, and you are unable to do so, please contact the Examinations Office.

If your exam is Online invigilated/supervised on Zoom or using Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor: If you are using Respondus, you need to download this onto your computer and complete the Practice Quiz about a week prior to your exam.

Zoom Guide for Students (PDF, 239 KB)

Respondus Guide for StudentsRespondus Guide for Students

Students studying from overseas: Your location and the adjusted start times will be on your Final Personal Timetable.  If you do not receive this information, please contact the Examinations Office.


Booking a seat in a quiet room to take your on-line exam

Most exams are on-line and can be sat anywhere.  However, the Examinations Office will run a small number of 'quiet' rooms on-campus.  You can either bring your own device or book a space in a computer lab.  Please bear in mind that this room is not invigilated/supervised and students will be doing a variety of exams and durations. Please be considerate of others.  The form to request a booking will be available in due course.

Examination instructions 

Read the Examination Instructions before reporting for your examination.