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Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing
Administering our tests
Usually, the university will specify which papers a candidate needs to sit in their offer letter. If in doubt, contact the university directly.
You can take the test at any centre that administers STEP.
• If you are currently attending school or college: You can normally take the test at your school – check with your Exams Officer. lf your school is not already registered as a centre, they can apply to become a test centre – even if you are the only person taking a test.
We advise that you take the test at school, if possible, rather than at an alternative authorised test centre. These centres may charge an administration fee in addition to the test fee.
• If you are not attending school or college: You may be able to take the test at your old school – check with the Exams Officer. If this is not possible, you will need to find an authorised test centre where you can take the test.
You cannot register yourself for STEP – you must be registered by a STEP centre.
If you cannot find a test centre, please contact the Support Team.
Yes, you can withdraw your entry for the test. Your Exams Officer will need to do this for you. Your entry can only be withdrawn until Friday 12 May 2017. If your entry is withdrawn by 12 May, your standard entry fee will be refunded. Late entry fees are not refunded.
Candidates can take rulers, protractors and compasses into the examination. They should write their answers in hard pencil or pen.
Bilingual dictionaries can also be used by candidates who don’t have English as a first language.
Calculators are not allowed in the examination.
No. Extra time is not allowed for candidates without English as their first language.
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.
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.
Please note, for STEP we are only able to pass on special consideration notifications to the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick.
Sorry, no. For security reasons we cannot reissue candidate PINs. If you have lost your PIN, you will need to ask the Exams Officer at your STEP centre to download a Statement of Results for you.
This depends on the institution you have applied to – check with them directly.
Yes, you can submit a Results Enquiry or an Appeal. For more information, and to fill in an online form, please visit our Useful documents section.
If you have applied to the University of Cambridge or the University of Warwick, Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is responsible for informing these universities that a Results Enquiry or Appeal is taking place. Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is also responsible for informing them of the outcome of the Results Enquiry or Appeal.
If you have applied to any other institution, any changes to your results will be communicated via UCAS. You may want to inform the institution in advance that you have made a Results Enquiry or Appeal.
Sorry, no – we are unable to return STEP scripts.