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Electronic calculators in University examinations 2009-10: Notice

The Faculty Boards and other authorities concerned give notice that in the following examinations in 2009-10, the only models of electronic calculators that candidates will be permitted to take into the examination room will be as follows:

(A) Archaeological and Anthropological Tripos, Parts IIA and IIB (Biological Anthropology);
  Architecture Tripos, Parts IA, IB, and II;
  Chemical Engineering Tripos, Parts I, IIA, and IIB;
  Computer Science Tripos, Parts IA (calculators are not allowed for the Mathematical Tripos paper), IB, and II;
  M.Phil. Examination in Advanced Computer Science;
  M.Phil. Examination in Computational Biology;
  M.Phil. Examination in Computer Speech, Text, and Internet Technology;
  Economics Tripos, Parts I, IIA, and IIB;
  Engineering Tripos, Parts IA, IB, IIA, and IIB;
  Geography Tripos, Parts IA, IB, and II;
  Management Studies Tripos;
  Manufacturing Engineering Tripos, Parts I and II;
  M.B.A. and Executive M.B.A. Examinations;
  Master of Finance;
  Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos, Parts IA and IB;
  Second M.B. and Second Veterinary M.B. Examinations;
  Final M.B. and Final Veterinary M.B. Examinations;
  M.Phil. Examinations in Epidemiology and in Public Health;
  Natural Sciences Tripos, Parts IA, IB, II, and III;
  Philosophy Tripos, Part IA (Paper 3 only);
  Politics, Psychology, and Sociology Tripos, Parts I and IIA;
  Social and Political Sciences Tripos, Part IIB.

For the above examinations candidates will be permitted to use only the standard University calculator CASIO fx 115 (any version), CASIO fx 570 (any version), or CASIO fx991 (any version). Each such calculator must be marked in the approved fashion.

(B) Preliminary Examination for Part I of the Education Tripos;
 Education Tripos, Parts I and II.

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.

(C) 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 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.

(D) Land Economy Tripos and M.Phil. Examinations

The permitted calculator for use in the Land Economy Tripos, and in the various M.Phil. Examinations will be the Hewlett Packard HP 10BII.

(E) 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.

It is the responsibility of each student to equip themselves with a suitable calculator as described. A few spare calculators are provided in examination rooms but only to students whose own calculator has malfunctioned.

SALE OF STANDARD CALCULATORS

Standard University calculators, the CASIO fx 991ES marked in the approved fashion, will be on sale at the beginning of Full Michaelmas Term 2009 at £12 each as follows:

Board of Examinations Office (for any subject except Land Economy), 10 Peas Hill;
Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building, from the Student Administrator (for the Computer Science Tripos and the M.Phil. Examination in Computer Speech, Text, and Internet Technology);
Faculty of Economics Building, Sidgwick Site;
Department of Chemistry, Part IA laboratory preparation room (for the Natural Sciences Tripos);
Department of Engineering (for Engineering examinations);
Department of Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience (for Medical and Veterinary students).

Candidates are strongly advised to purchase calculators at the beginning of Full Michaelmas Term at the centres named above.

Candidates already possessing a 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.

For the Land Economy Tripos, and the M.Phil. Examinations in Land Economy the approved calculator is the Hewlett Packard HP 10BII. These calculators are available only from the Department of Land Economy, and their use is confined to Land Economy examinations.


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Cambridge University Reporter 05 August 2009
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