This section contains information and documents that will help you take this examination.
Structure of the Exam
- The examination consists of a one hour exam with 40 multiple choice questions.
- It will be a 'closed book' examination i.e. no notes or books will be allowed into the examination room.
- The pass mark is 65% (26 out of 40)
- Accredited Training
If your business language and mother tongue is not English then you are entitled to an additional 15 minutes. Please contact your Training Provider to request the additional time. You are allowed the use of a paper dictionary.
- Attending Public Examination only
If your business language and mother tongue is not English then you are entitled to an additional 15 minutes. Please contact your Training Provider to request the additional time. You are allowed the use of a paper dictionary. Candidates taking the examination only must complete the Extra Time Request form available to download from the website and send it to BCS a minimum of three weeks before the exam date.
Exam Options, Dates & Locations
There are three exam options for this certification:
- Accredited Training Provider (course & exam)
- Public Examinations (exam only)
- Online Examination (exam only)
Accredited Training Provider
It is recommended that candidates take an accredited training course prior to taking the exam. If you attend an accredited training course, details of the exam can be obtained from your Training Provider.
Time: 10.00am - 11.00am (1 hour)
Venue: BCS, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
- Friday 20 September 2013
- Friday 24 January 2014
Public examinations must be booked and paid for a minimum of three weeks prior to the examination date (subject to availability). If you are applying directly, you should register and pay online using our Online Registration Facility.
Taking the exam online via a computer based examination centre provides you with your exam result immediately. You can book to take the exam at a Prometric test centre - they have in excess of 5000 test centres in over 160 countries.
Public Examinations cost £135 (exc VAT).
If you are booking via an Accredited Training Provider or through an online examination centre then you can obtain information on fees and charges by contacting them directly.
Register for the Exam
Extra time can be requested for candidates with a disability. Please refer to the reasonable adjustments policy for detailed information on how and when to apply.
Extra time can be awarded for candidates who sit the exam in a language which is not their mother tongue and where the language of the exam is not their primary business language. Please refer to the reasonable adjustments policy for detailed information.