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Examination specifications, past examinations and examination reports

2021 Examination advice: November/December written examinations is now available to assist students who are preparing to sit the end-of-year VCE written examinations.

Specifications are published for each examination and provide useful information on the overall conditions, examinable content, format, approved materials and equipment, and relevant references for each examination. They also include examination advice.

Sample examination materials are published for reaccredited or revised VCE studies. These sample materials provide an indication of the types of questions that teachers and student can expect for the current study design.

Past VCE examinations are available as a reference for students and teachers. They include examinations for the current study design and older examinations for previous study designs. Past examinations are made available after copyright issues are finalised and any advice relayed to students via examination messages during the examinations has been taken into account. Other than these two instances, the examination published online is the version that was presented to students. Past examinations should be read in conjunction with the relevant examination report. Examination reports provide advice for teachers and students in relation to examinations. Some examination reports for written examinations contain some answers.


Northern Hemisphere Timetable
Extended Investigation


Examination papers are copyright material owned by the VCAA and may contain copyright material owned by third parties. Users should ensure that their use complies with the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). See the copyright page for more details.

The VCAA is grateful for permission to reproduce material in these examinations. Every effort has been made to trace and acknowledge copyright. However, should any infringement have occurred the publishers tender their apologies and invite copyright owners to contact the VCAA.

For more information, see Examination acknowledgements.