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Exams

You should consult the course handbooks issued by departments for detailed information about the form and conduct of the examinations in your chosen papers.

The maximum marks allocated to each component of the examination will be in the following proportion

Major Subject 65
Minor Subject 15
Dissertation 20
Total 100

Marks for each paper are provided by the contributing Departments out of 100 (except for the five major subject papers in Biochemistry, which are each out of 80).  The major subject paper marks are then summed to give a total out of 400, then scaled to give a mark out of 65 by the calculation (X/400) * 65, where X is the mark out of 400.  The minor subject marks are scaled to a mark out of 15 by the calculation (Y/100) * 15, where Y is the minor subject mark out of 100.  The dissertation marks are scaled to a mark out of 20 by the calculation (Z /100) * 20, where Z is the dissertation mark out of 100.  The marks for each of the components are then summed to give a total out of 100, and this is used in classing.

The papers offered will normally be the same as those for the single Major Subject. For most Minor Subjects the paper is borrowed from another Tripos. Examiners may call you for viva voce on your dissertation. There is a separate class list for NST Part II BBS - you will not be classed or ranked alongside single-subject Part II students, but with other BBS students.

The Faculty Board's dissertation marking criteria for NST Part II can be downloaded here.

The marking and classing criteria for BBS can be downloaded here.

Advice on examinations skills, marking criteria and links to Orders of Examinations etc are available in the general Exams tab

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