Timetable

The examinations in 2017 will be held on 16,17 and 18 May according to the following timetable.

Papers for the Ordinary Certificate and the Graduate Diploma are 3 hours long.  Morning papers will generally be from 9:30am to 12:30pm and afternoon papers generally from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Papers for the modules of the Higher Certificate are 1½ hours long.  There are eight modules, examined over two days.  Each day has a morning session and an afternoon session, and two module papers will be contained in each session.  Morning sessions will generally be from 9:30am to approximately 12:30pm and afternoon sessions generally from 2:00pm to approximately 5:00pm; the finishing times of the sessions are approximate because examination centres are likely to allow a short break, perhaps 10 to 15 minutes, between the first module and the second in each session.  Detailed starting times for each module will be advised to candidates when they receive their examination entry certificates.

There may be variations in times of papers and sessions at centres outside the UK because of local circumstances.

2017 timetable

Tuesday 16 May, afternoon

Ordinary Certificate Module 1 – Collection and Compilation of Data

Graduate Diploma Module 3 - Stochastic Processes and Time Series


Wednesday 17 May, morning

Ordinary Certificate Module 2 – Analysis and Presentation of Data

Higher Certificate Module 1 - Data Collection and Interpretation

Higher Certificate Module 2 - Probability Models

Graduate Diploma Module 1 – Probability Distributions


Wednesday 17 May, afternoon

Higher Certificate Module 5 - Further Probability and Inference

Higher Certificate Module 7 - Time Series and Index Numbers

Graduate Diploma Module 2 – Statistical Inference


Thursday 18 May, morning

Higher Certificate Module 3 - Basic Statistical Methods

Higher Certificate Module 4 - Linear Models

Graduate Diploma Module 4 – Modelling Experimental Data


Thursday 18 May, afternoon

Higher Certificate Module 6 - Further Applications of Statistics

Higher Certificate Module 8 - Survey Sampling and Estimation

Graduate Diploma Module 5 – Topics in Applied Statistics

Ordinary Certificate and the Graduate Diploma

  • Papers for the Ordinary Certificate and the Graduate Diploma modules are three hours
  • Morning papers will generally be from 9:30am to 12:30pm and afternoon papers from 2pm to 5pm

Higher Certificate

  • Papers for the modules of the Higher Certificate are 1.5 hours
  • There are eight modules, examined over two days
  • Each day has a morning session and an afternoon session with two module papers in each session
  • Morning sessions will generally be from 9:30am to 12:30pm and afternoon sessions from 2pm to 5pm (finishing times are approximate because exam centres can allow a short break, perhaps 10 to 15 minutes, between the first module and the second in each session)

All candidates

  • There may be variations in times of papers and sessions at centres outside the UK
  • You will be given starting times for each paper when you receive your exam entry certificates

Please note that the RSS examinations will no longer be offered after the May 2017 session. Please see our dedicated page on Withdrawal of professional examinations for more information.