Booking for examination

The booking for examination is open on the Student Portal until Sunday, 22 July at midnight. After this, you will not be able to book for the examination.

No changes will be made to confirmed bookings after 22 July.

Process to register for the examination via the Student Portal:

  • Log onto the Student Portal using your student

    number and password.

  • Click on the Exam Booking tab at the top.
  • Either confirm your exam venue or select a new


  • Only the subject(s) for which you qualify will be

    available for selection; select the subject(s) that

    you wish to write.

  • Confirm the examination venue and the


  • Ensure that you receive a confirmation e-mail/

    SMS once you complete the process.
    Should you have any queries on how to book, please contact your nearest IOL office as soon as possible. Only the regional offices will be able to assist on Saturday, 21st until 11:00.
    You will not be able to make changes to your booking until the closing time, whereafter you will receive a final SMS indicating your final booking.

    Examination Credits

    You have two (2) examination credits for each subject. If you fail the subject for the first time, you will be allowed a free rewrite. Should the subject be failed for a second time, you will have to reregister and write a new examination for the subject at your own cost. You will receive two (2) examination credits again once you reregister.

    Study Tips

  1. Please start studying for the subjects you booked for, as early as possible.
  2. Plan your studies – compile a study timetable and keep to it.
  3. Try your utmost best to complete at least three (3) subjects per examination session.
  4. Watch the subject presentations on YouTube and take notes.
  1. Contact the relevant subject coordinator should you have any queries.
  2. Do mock tests using old examination question papers. This will give you an indication of how the questions are constructed.
  3. Pay attention and study the 2018 assignment of the subject.

NB! You are not allowed to contact the subject tutor on the day just before the examination for the subject.

Examination Instructions

• Arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the examination session.

• You should have the following documents:
– Admission Permit
– Identification Document (ID card/Passport/

Driver’s Licence)
• Signing the Check List is compulsory, whether

you answer the question paper or not.
• You may not leave the examination room during

the first 30 minutes after the examination has officially started, or during the last 15 minutes of the examination session.

• You must not take part in any unfair practice. If you break the rules in any way, you could be disqualified for the whole examination.

• Any irregular behaviour detected by invigilators/ fellow candidates must be reported to the Head of the Centre immediately during the examination session.

• You may not talk to, nor disturb other candidates once the examination has started.

• You may take into the examination room only
the materials and equipment which
are allowed. You may not take into
the examination room any unauthorised materials or equipment such as calculator cases, bags, pencil cases, TV/personal stereos and cell phones. – All CELL PHONES MUST BE SWITCHED

OFF during examination sessions. If not, the Head of Examinations will collect your answer script and you will not be
allowed to complete the examination session.

• You may use a simple calculator in the subjects for which it is permitted to do so, unless otherwise advised.

• If you are allowed to use a calculator:

  • –  Make sure it works properly before you

    enter the examination room;

  • –  Clear anything stored on it.

    • Tell the invigilator at once if you think you have not been given the right question paper
    or all the materials listed on the cover page of the paper.

    • If you are sick on the day of the examination, make sure to get a Medical Certificate
    and submit within three (3) days to an IOL office. The same applies for missing an examination due to the passing on of a close family members (father/mother/husband/wife/ child/grandparents). You are expected to supply a Death Certificate in this case.


    Should you be responsible for any irregularities during the writing of the examinations:
    • The Head of Examinations/ Invigilator will collect

    your answer script and evidence;
    • You will be requested to write a declaration of the

    incident as it happened;
    • The answer script, evidence and declaration

    will be submitted to the Irregularity Committee

    for verification;
    • No examination marks will count for that

    particular subject; and
    • You may be suspended from studies for that

    particular subject at IOL for 12 months/two (2) consecutive examination sessions.


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