Caribbean Examinations Council

Writing Exams

I have misplaced my timetable. Will CXC issue another one?
No.  CXC does not issue replacement timetables.  You should inform the Principal of the school, Head of the examination centre or CXC Local Registrar abou...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:29 AM
I am supposed to write an examination at the Dominion High School but the area where the school is located is flooded. Can I write the examination at a nearby examination centre?
Yes. The Council’s regulations provide for candidates who are affected by events such as riots, flooding, fire and states of emergency on the day of the e...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:29 AM
I have two subjects scheduled in the morning of the same day. Can I write both subjects?
Yes.  The Council’s regulations make provision for candidates to write both subjects provided the subjects are those offered by the Council.  You should b...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:29 AM
I have two subjects, one at CXC and the other from another examining body, scheduled in the afternoon of the same day. Will CXC adjust its timetable to accommodate my writing both subjects?
No. The Council’s regulations do not make provision for its timetable to be adjusted to accommodate candidates writing examinations offered by other exami...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:30 AM
How should I dress to go to an examination?
School candidates should wear their school’s uniform. Non-school candidates should dress modestly and smartly.
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:30 AM
What type or colour pens should be used in examinations?
For essay-type examinations, ball point pens with black or dark blue ink should be used, unless otherwise instructed by CXC. The use of fountain pens and...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Would I be permitted to take blank paper into the examination room for use as rough work?
No. You will be provided with the necessary stationery in the examination room to complete the rough work.
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:31 AM
My calculator has many functional capabilities. Would I be permitted to use it in the examination?
The use of certain types of calculators is prohibited.  If you have any doubts about the suitability of your calculator, you should seek, before the day ...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:31 AM
Can two candidates share a calculator or geometry set during an examination?
No. Candidates are not permitted to lend or borrow examination materials or equipment from one another.
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:31 AM
The Invigilator caught me with a cell phone in my pocket but it was turned off. Can I be penalised?
Yes.  Cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the examination room.  If you are caught with one, either in an ‘on’ or ‘off’ position...
Mon, 7 Dec, 2015 at 11:32 AM