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Exam News - Certificate in Railway Control Engineering Fundamentals and Advance Diploma of Railway Control Engineering 

This page will be kept up-to-date with information for Candidates and Sponsors for the IRSE Professional Examination.

 

March 2022 News

The following is for candidates who are sitting the Certificate (Module A) on Saturday 26 March 2022

 

26 March 2022

The exam has now closed.

What happens next?  Our volunteers will review all questions / answers and moderate all the results.  The exam team will review all the remote proctoring (invigilation) information and will communicate with any candidates where initial investigations cannot resolve the issues.  Any initial queries which cannot be resolved will be referred to a specially formed subcommittee of Education & Professional Development Committee for further investigation.  You will be informed of your grade when it is ready to be released – obviously this all will take some time.  We will keep you up-to-date via emails and this news website.


25 March 2022

This is a final reminder to all candidates to register their photo ID before starting the exam at your chosen start time.

Please remember that all times given to you are in UTC - it is your responsibility to check this for your local time.

Also for those who have sat the exam previously, your candidate number and login details have changed for this exam - Do check all the details given to you in the emails sent to you by the exam team.

Good luck for tomorrow!

24 March 2022

All candidates have been emailed with details about exam day, Saturday 26 March. We apologise for the length of time it has taken for these details to be sent out, but we have been doing rigorous testing on the software and interfaces.

  • The candidate guide has been updated with details about how to log in on exam day and how to contact the exam helpdesk on exam day
  • All candidates are reminded that it is a closed book exam and the remote proctoring (invigilation) software must be running at all times to monitor them.
  • All candidates are reminded to register their photo ID (passport, driving licence, work ID, similar) with the remote proctoring (Smowl) software - see below for details of how to check the status of this (noting that it takes up to 72 hours to process)

The exam team are now continuing to test the systems but will be taking rest before being on help desk duty for all of Saturday - Please do not expect a quick response if you are contacting them. Thank you.

22 March 2022

  • All candidates have been emailed with details of how to watch the video of the recent Younger Members' section Certificate (Module A) quiz
  • Candidates are reminded that they can check the status of their registration on the Smowl (remote proctoring) software themselves by clicking on the green 'blocks' block (top right hand corner) and this gives them the Smowl menu which they can access themselves.  Note that it takes 24 - 72 hours for the system to do its checks and register you.
  • 16 March 2022
  • All candidates have been emailed with details of how to register for the remote proctoring (invigilation) software and the candidate guide has been updated (v3 - in the document library below)
  • 1 March 2022
  • All candidates have been emailed with details of how to access the practice exams

October 2022 News

The following is for those intending to sit the Certificate (Module A) or modules for the Advanced Diploma (Modules B, C and D) on Saturday 1 October 2022:

March 2022

  • Booking for the October exams will open in April and close on 30 July