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Electronic calculators in University examinations, 2001-02: Notice

The Faculty Boards and other authorities concerned give notice that in the following examinations in 2001-02 the only models of electronic calculators that candidates will be permitted to take into the examination room will be as follows:

(a Economics Tripos, Parts I and II, and Preliminary Examination for Part II;
  Economics Qualifying Examination in Elementary Mathematics;
  Computer Science Tripos, Parts IA, IB, II, and II (General), and Diploma in Computer Science;
  Electrical and Information Sciences Tripos, Parts I and II;
  Engineering Tripos, Parts IA, IB, IIA, and IIB;
  Land Economy Tripos, Parts IA, IB, and II;
  Management Studies Tripos;
  Diploma in Management Studies;
  Manufacturing Engineering Tripos, Parts I and II;
  M.B.A. Examinations;
  Natural Sciences Tripos, Parts IA, IB, II, II (General), and III;
  Social and Political Sciences Tripos, Parts I, IIA, and IIB.

For the above examinations candidates will be permitted to use only the standard University calculator CASIO fx 100D, CASIO fx 115 (any version), or CASIO fx 570 (any version). Each such calculator must be marked in the approved fashion. Medical and veterinary students who have previously had a calculator of similar or inferior specification marked as approved will be permitted to use this calculator in biological examinations in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos.

(b) Architecture Tripos;
Archaeological and Anthropological Tripos, Part IIA and Part IIB (Biological Anthropology);
Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, Parts IA, IB, and II (General);
Second M.B. and Second Vet. M.B. Examinations;
Final M.B. and Final Vet. M.B. Examinations;
Diploma in Public Health.

For the above examinations candidates will be permitted to use either the standard University calculator CASIO fx 100D, CASIO fx 115 (any version), or CASIO fx 570 (any version) marked in the approved fashion, or a calculator of similar or inferior specification which has been previously checked and marked as approved by the Department of Architecture, the Department of Biological Anthropology, or the Department of Physiology (for medical and veterinary examinations) as appropriate.

(c) Chemical Engineering Tripos, Part I, Part IIA, and Part IIB

Candidates have the option of using the standard University calculator CASIO fx 100D, CASIO fx 115 (any version), or CASIO fx 570 (any version), and/or an advanced calculator specified as follows. The advanced calculator may be any 'fx' model of CASIO with a core numerical code less than 9951 (e.g., fx 9950G is acceptable) or any Texas Instruments 'TI' model with a numerical code less than 86 (e.g., TI 85 is acceptable). Other brands of calculator may be allowed for use but only with the written permission of the Secretary of the Chemical Engineering Syndicate whose decision is final.

Students wishing to have the use of a non-standard calculator must bring it marked with their name and College, and with its memories already cleared, to the Department of Chemical Engineering between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the Thursday before the first paper of the relevant examination. Each student will be asked to sign a declaration that the calculator has been cleared of all stored material. A member of staff will check that no information is stored. After checking, the calculator will remain in the custody of the Department until the end of the last paper. On each day of the examination the calculator will be placed on the candidate's desk by the staff of the Department. The Department takes no responsibility for the malfunction of a calculator held in its custody during the examinations.

(d) Education Tripos, Part I;
Education Studies Tripos, Part I.

Candidates taking papers in Mathematics will be permitted to use an approved model of graphical calculator or the standard University calculator, marked as approved.

Candidates taking papers from the Natural Sciences Tripos will be permitted to use only the standard University calculator, marked as approved, as specified for that Tripos.

Arrangements for the supply of these calculators will be made through Homerton College.

(e) Mathematical Tripos

The use of electronic calculators will NOT be permitted in any papers set for the Mathematical Tripos. Candidates for Part IA of the Mathematical Tripos who offer a paper from either the Computer Science Tripos or the Natural Sciences Tripos will be permitted to take into the examination room, for those papers only, the standard University calculator as specified above for those Triposes.

(f) Other subjects

Papers from the examinations named above may be taken by those who are candidates for other examinations. The restriction on the use of calculators will apply when any paper or subject is offered from an examination which is the subject of this Notice.

Sale of Standard Calculators

Standard University calculators CASIO fx 115W marked in the approved fashion will be on sale at the beginning of Full Michaelmas Term 2001 at £10 each as follows:

Computing Service Reception (for the Computer Science Tripos and the Diploma in Computer Science);

Faculty of Economics and Politics Building, Sidgwick Site, Wednesday, 3 October, and Thursday, 4 October;

Department of Chemistry, Part IA laboratory preparation room (for the Natural Sciences Tripos);

Department of Engineering (for Engineering examinations);

Department of Land Economy;

Department of Physiology (for medical and veterinary students);

Board of Examinations Office (for any subject), 10 Peas Hill, Tuesday, 2 October, and Wednesday, 3 October, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Candidates are strongly advised to purchase calculators at the beginning of Full Michaelmas Term at the centres named above. At other times calculators may be purchased from the institutions named above (except the Board of Examinations Office), and also from the Department of Physics.

Candidates already possessing a CASIO fx 100D, CASIO fx 115 (any version), or CASIO fx 570 (any version) will be able to have it marked appropriately at no cost at one of the above centres.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 11 July 2001
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