May/June exam season starts Monday, 83,607 candidates sitting CSEC, CAPE

April 26, 2016

The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) has advise that the May/June 2016 examination season begins on Monday.

Some 83,607 candidates have been registered and will sit examinations in the Caribbean Examinations Council-administered Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE). These examinations will be held in 260 centres across the island. For this season, 23 CAPE and 25 CSEC subjects will be marked electronically (e-marked).

In addition, the OEC will oversee examinations in the University of Cambridge's International General Certificate of Secondary Education, Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level, as well as City & Guilds. There also is a range of professional examinations including Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and University of London, to name a few, that will be held during this season.
All supervisors have been trained and assigned to their respective centres. Oral examinations and practical assessments are scheduled to end by May 2 unless alternate arrangements have been made where necessary.

Candidates are reminded that mobile phones are not allowed in the examination rooms or centres. If these are found on persons in the room, this could result in the cancellation of examination results for the respective candidate(s).  For examinations where calculators are allowed, these  must be silent non-programmable scientific devices.

National ID's For Admission

Regarding Identification Cards (ID), private candidates are reminded that only National IDs are acceptable and these include passport, drivers licence, and national voters ID.

Candidates are required to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of examinations to ensure adequate time for seating and administration. All examination sessions will start 9 a. m. for the morning session and 1 p.m. for the evening session. Candidates arriving 30 minutes or more after the start of an examination will not be allowed to sit it.

If there is any natural disaster or civil unrest, candidates should keep in touch with their schools and listen to the electronic media and press for information regarding alternate arrangements. 

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