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Exam format: Computer based exams (CBE)
1. Objective Response (OR)
These questions allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers. You will find these types of exams across all our qualifications levels and they are marked by computer and then moderated by CIPS examiners. All Learning Outcomes within a module will have the same amount of coverage. You must answer all questions within an exam, you can expect no optional questions. All exams are marked out of 100%.
Pass mark: 70% = 1.5 hours exam duration (expect L2 & L3)
These questions require you to create or ‘construct’ a response to the question such as an essay or case study. You will find this type of exam in our diploma level qualifications and they will be marked by subject expert examiners. All Learning Outcomes within a module will have the same amount of coverage. You must answer all questions within an exam, you can expect no optional questions. All exams are marked out of 100%.
There is no need to book your exams! The CPD Team will book your exams on your behalf , however, it is vital to communicate any changes or amendments to your study plan with us. This will ensure that there are no additional chargers or missed cancellations deadlines.
To check their CIPS account to ensure that correct exam/s have been booked, this must be done at least one week prior to the deadline for enrolment. Failure to do so may result in delegates not being able to sit their exam.
CIPS have produced exam guides to assist you with exam preparation, please download your relevant guides form the links below:
- Exam guide - preparing for CIPS exams
- Exam Preparation Guidance for Level 2 & 3 computer based exams (OR)
- Exam Preparation Guidance for Level 4 - 6 computer based exams (OR) CR EXAM GUIDE VIDEO
- Exam Preparation guidance for Level 4, 5 & 6 (CR)
- OBJECTIVE RESPONSE EXAM GUIDE VIDEO
- CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE EXAM GUIDE VIDEO
- How to access your Computer Baser Based Exam Account and Tutorials VIDEO
Assessment Review and Appeals Relating to assessment tasks or process:
CR & OR EXAMS:
Category A Review Form: Should any student have concerns over the content of their examination, they should use the form in order to challenge this to the relevant team, no later than one week after the assessment date.
CR EXAMS ONLY:
Category B Review Form: Candidates requesting a review of their assessment pass-mark must do so within one week of the assessment result release date using this form.
Reasonable Adjustment and Special Consideration Policy:
In addition to the above a link below provides information around the CIPS Reasonable Adjustments and Special Consideration policy.
London Metropolitan University policies: