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No. Extra time is not allowed for candidates without English as their first language.
The only assessments for which you are allowed to use a calculator are the Engineering Admissions Assessment and the Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment, and calculators may only be used for Section 2 of these assessments (not for Section 1). Below are the guidelines for what kind of calculator is allowed. You will have to state the make and model of calculator when completing your details on the front of the question paper. Please make sure your calculator complies with the guidelines, otherwise you will not be able to use it, and spare calculators may not be available.
Download the guidelines for the use of calculators
Access Arrangements are available if you have a disability or special requirement, and are entitled to support for other exams.
You need to inform your centre of any special requirements when they register you for the test.
Your centre will:
For more information about Access Arrangements, please visit our Useful documents section.
This information applies for tests with an extended writing component.
A candidate who requires a laptop must be accommodated in a way that does not disturb other candidates, and the laptop screen must not be visible to them.
If this is done by separating the candidate using the laptop, they must have an additional separate invigilator.
Candidates using a laptop should format their work in Arial font, size 11, single-spaced. Automatic spell checkers and grammar checkers must be disabled. There is no word limit (except for the BMAT Writing Task, where the word limit is 550 words).
At the end of the test, the candidate using the laptop must be present when their script is printed off, to confirm that the work is theirs. The candidate’s name, candidate number, candidate initials and centre number should be clearly written on the printout.
Requests for special consideration are used to indicate to institutions that a candidate suffered temporary illness, injury or indisposition at the time of the assessment. They may also be used to indicate that there were problems with an aspect of the administration of the test, such as a fire alarm during the test session.
For more information, and to fill in an online form, please visit our Useful documents section.
For BMAT and ELAT, please visit the tests’ pages for information.
For all other assessments, feedback will normally be provided as part of Cambridge’s usual feedback process.