Information on E-Assessment

What exams will be hosted on the E-Assessment platform?

As of the academic cycle 19/20, CAP 1 students will sit their Double Entry Book Keeping assessment (DEBK), Law exam and Management Accounting interim assessment and all main exams on the E-Assessment platform. The DEBK assessment and the Law exam will be on-demand which means a student can choose the exact time they sit the exam, within a window from 1st November 2020 to 22nd December 2020 and 4th January 2021 to 3rd March 2021. Both the DEBK assessment and Law exam must be passed by a student in order to be eligible to sit any of the CAP1 main exams.

As of the academic cycle 19/20, CAP2 and FAE students will also sit all of their main exams on the E-Assessment platform, these exams will take place on a certain date and at a certain time and students will be allocated a time slot to present for these exams. The allocated time slot cannot be changed.

DEBK assessment

The DEBK assessment will be an on-demand exam. The DEBK assessment is worth a maximum of 20% of the overall CAP1 Financial Accounting Exam. The DEBK assessment is a pre-requisite to sitting any of the CAP1 exams. Students can test as many times as they require to achieve success. 

However, for subsequent attempts (i.e. other than the 1st attempt in the initial assessment window) students will be capped at the pass mark of 12. The time allocated for the DEBK assessment  is 90 minutes. The DEBK assessment comprises of 26 questions over 4 sections. The first-time sitting fee is incorporated into the course fees. Any subsequent tests will be charged when booking online at a cost of €100/£90. Students will have a window of time to book and sit their exam. The DEBK assessment window will run from 1st November 2020 to 22nd December 2020 and 4th January 2021 to 3rd March 2021. It will be available on a 24/7 basis within this window. This allows more flexibility for students to book a date and time within the window. Students must book the DEBK assessment at least 72 hours before they wish to sit. Students will have access to two Practice Papers.

 CAP1 DEBK assessment - Students will be permitted to have the following on their desk :

  • 1 Non-Programmable Calculator
  • 5 Sheets of blank scratch paper
  • Physical Dictionary (English to English only)
  • Pen

Students are permitted to have their mobile phone in the room, however it must be kept out of reach and on silent. 

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Law exam

The Law exam will be an on-demand exam. The Law exam pass mark will be 50%. The Law exam is a pre-requisite to sitting any of the CAP1 exams. Students can test as many times as they require to achieve success. Unlike the DEBK assessment, students will not be capped for any subsequent attempts. 

The allocated time for the Law exam is 90 minutes. The Law exam comprises of 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's). The first-time sitting fee is incorporated into the course fees. Any subsequent tests will be charged when booking online at a cost of €100/£90. Students will have a window of time to book and sit their exam. The Law exam window will run in conjunction to the DEBK assessment window of the 1st November 2020 to 22nd December 2020 and 4th January 2021 to 3rd March 2021. It will be available on a 24/7 basis within this window. This allows more flexibility for students to book a date and time within the window. Students must book the Law exam at least 72 hours before they wish to sit. Students will have access to two Practice Papers. 

CAP1 Law exam - Students will be permitted to have the following on their desk:

  • Physical Dictionary (English to English only)
Students are permitted to have their mobile phone in the room, however it must be kept out of reach and on silent. 
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Main Exam sittings

The CAP1 , CAP2 and FAE  Autumn 2020 exams will take place on E-Assessment. The exams will take place on the following dates:

CAP2 Week beginning 9th November 2020

CAP1 Week beginning 16th November 2020

FAE 7th & 8th January 2021

The format of these exam papers will be the same as in previous years and will not change.  All papers have been checked to ensure that they can be completed in the allowed time.  

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On the exam day, students will log onto their student portal, go to ‘my enrolments’ and click on the the link to their exam at their allotted time slot. The student will be directed to the ProctorU page where their exam booking will be visible. The student will need to click on the 'start session’ in order to begin. 

Closed book exams - CAP1 all subjects and CAP2 Taxation II (ROI & NI)  students will be permitted to have the following on their desk :

  • 1 Non-Programmable Calculator
  • 5 Sheets of blank scratch paper
  • Physical Dictionary (English to English only)
  • Pens and highlighters
  • A drink and something small to eat

Open book exams - CAP2  all subjects (with the exception of CAP2 Taxation II ROI & NI) & FAE all subjects students will be permitted to have the following on their desk:

  • Textbooks
  • Written or typed /printed notes (may be kept in Lever Arch folders)
  • 1 Non-Programmable Calculator
  • Sheets of blank scratch paper
  • Physical Dictionary (English to English only)
  • Pens and highlighters
  • A drink and something small to eat

Students are not permitted to use E-Books or notes on laptops/desktops in E-Assessment exams.

Students can only use one laptop for their E-Assessment exams and also only one screen, use of multiple screens is not permitted.

Students can have their mobile phone in the room but it must be kept out of reach and on silent.

How to schedule my first time slot for my on-demand exam?

Students will need to book a time and date that suits them to sit the exam. This must be within the exam window (for DEBK assessment and Law exam) to sit their on-demand exam. The exam window is from 1st November 2020 to 22nd December 2020 and 4th January 2021 to 3rd March 2021. Students must book their exam session at least 72 hours before they wish to sit.

Students will log on to their student portal to the ‘my enrolments’ page. Here the student will click on either the DEBK assessment / Law exam. The student will then be taken to the ProctorU homepage where the exams they are registered for will appear. The student will click on the exam they wish to book a slot for. The ‘schedule session’ page will appear. Here the student will choose the date and time which they wish to sit. Once the date and time have been selected by the student, a booking confirmation page will appear. Students will also receive an email confirming their booking. Students must ensure their email is up to date on their student portal, as communication regarding E-Assessment exams will be sent to this address.

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How do I reschedule my on-demand exam?

Students can reschedule their exam session. This is valid for the DEBK assessment and Law exam only.  Students must reschedule the exam session at least 72 hours before the original booking. Students will need to logon to their student portal, click on ‘my enrolments’ and then on the DEBK assessment / Law exam session. This will direct you to the ProctorU home page. Click on the reschedule button and this will bring you to a ‘reschedule session’ page. Here the student can choose the alternative date and time to sit.

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If I fail my on-demand exam how do I book a resit?

If a student fails the DEBK assessment or Law exam, they must purchase a resit. The exam results page will present a link to purchase this resit where the student will be prompted for the resit fee of €100/£90. Shortly after a resit has been purchased a new exam will be registered for the student and they will be redirected from the 'My Enrolments' page to the ProctorU homepage where they will be able to schedule their session. 

E-Assessment technical support

Students can access technical support before logging into book their E-Assessment. Click here to access technical support.