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Northern Hemisphere VCE examination timetable

VCAA rules for the conduct of VCE external assessments

All students must read the VCAA rules for VCE examinations. It is also their responsibility to be familiar with authorised materials and equipment for use in the GAT and VCE written examinations.

Important information

  • Students should check the starting time of each examination and arrive at least 30 minutes earlier, and be familiar with rules about late admission to examinations.
  • The reading period is included in the times shown in the timetable. Each examination commences with a 15-minute reading period unless otherwise specified.
  • All written responses must be in English, unless otherwise instructed in the question book for that particular examination.
  • If students are presenting for Chinese First Language examination oral component they will be issued with individual examination advice slips. Photo identification and examination advice slips must be presented for entry to their assessment.

Examination periods for the 2020-2021 academic year

The examination periods for the 2020-2021 VCE on a Northern Hemisphere timetable are as follows:

  • Languages oral examinations Monday 10 May 2021 – Friday 21 May 2021
  • Written examinations Monday 24 May 2021 – Wednesday 2 June 2021


2021 NHT VCE examination timetable

This table provides dates and examination details for 2021 Northern Hemisphere VCE examinations.
All times are displayed in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
DateExamination details

25 May

10.00am – 1.15pm


English as an Additional Language (EAL)

26 May

10.00am – 12.45pm



2.00pm – 4.15pm

Chinese First Language

27 May

10.00am – 11.45am

Further Mathematics Examination 1


2.00pm – 4.15pm


28 May

10.00am – 11.45am

Further Mathematics Examination 2


2.00pm – 3.15pm

Mathematical Methods Examination 1


31 May

10.00am – 12.15pm

Mathematical Methods Examination 2

1 June

10.00am – 12.45pm



2.00pm – 3.15pm

Specialist Mathematics Examination 1

2 June

10.00am – 12.15pm

Specialist Maths Exam 2