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Exams take place within series at different points during the year (November, January and June). Not all exams are available each series so you can see what’s available from the OCR timetables.
The published start times for examination sessions are 9.00am and 1.30pm, but your centre will determine the appropriate start time, based on the timetable and the associated regulations.
You are not permitted to take an exam before the date shown on the timetable.
If two or more of your exams are scheduled at the same time, you should contact your centre straight away so that alternative arrangements can be made if necessary.
You should check with your exams officer how early you need to arrive on the day of your exam. You must arrive on time for all your exams. If you arrive after the exam has started, you may be allowed to enter the exam room and sit the exam, but this is at your centre’s discretion.
You will be required to prove your identity, so you must make sure you have an appropriate form of identification with you (e.g. passport or photographic driving licence). We also recommend you take your statement of entry with you, as you will be required to write your centre number and candidate number on your exam paper.
You must not take any unauthorised materials or equipment into the exam room (e.g. calculator cases/instruction leaflets, bags, or electronic or radio communication devices, including mobile phones).
If you take a pencil case into the exam room, it must be see-through. You can find more information about the regulations governing exam arrangements in the JCQ document, Instructions for conducting examinations, which is available on the JCQ website. In particular, you should read the Warning to Candidates and the Information for Candidates, which can be found at the end of the document.