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Exam Information


This page provides information on this semester's exam and on how to obtain Special Consideration.

This semester's exam


Your exam is scheduled for:
For information on how to find the venue and the seat number for your exams and other important information relating to how examinations are conducted at the University, go to:
http://www.usyd.edu.au/studentcentre/exams/students.shtml

The paper is made up of % multiple choice and % short answer questions.

Your answers to the multiple choice questions are to be coded onto a computer answer sheet along with your name and SID. The computer sheet is best completed using a dark lead pencil (HB or darker). Take an eraser with you as well, so that if you wish to change an answer you can just rub out the error. There is only one correct choice for each question. There is no negative marking, so if you do not know an answer, you should take a guess. The short answer section of the paper must be completed in ink in the spaces on the exam paper.

It is a good idea to have a look at the data sheet that is provided in the exam. Past exam papers are available from the links on this page.

All merit grades (High Distinction 85% and above, Distinction 75-84%, Credit 65-74%, Pass 50-64% and Fail <50%) are available in this unit of study. Graphs showing the merit grade distributions in this unit and comparisons with other units are available.

Special Consideration


Supplementary examinations: Students who miss the end of semester examination because of illness or misadventure or whose performance in the exam has been severely affected by illness or personal circumstances may be granted a supplementary examination. The date and venue of the supplementary examination is:
NOTE: If you apply for Special Consideration for an examination, you are applying to resit the examination. We will NOT "just give you a couple of extra marks". If Special Consideration is granted, you will be obliged to attend the supplementary examination - your original paper will be considered null and void.

If you apply to sit the Supplementary Examination after sitting the original exam, your application must address why you did not apply before.

To apply for Special Consideration, you should read the information on the Faculty of Science website and use the form on that site (irrespective of your actual Faculty). Applications for Special Consideration must be made through the Faculty of Science.

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