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Can I use correction fluid, correction tape, or erasable pen?


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Information for candidates taking Cambridge English exams

You are not allowed to use correction fluid, correction tape, or erasable pen during any part of your Cambridge English exam.

Your answer papers may be scanned to allow online marking by examiners and correction fluid or tape can cause issues when scanning.

The use of erasable pen during writing examinations often leaves smudges, making papers harder to read.

If you make a mistake during the written parts of your exam, please just strike through the work that you do not want us to mark. As long as the rest of your answer can be read, you will not be penalised for this.

Your centre can provide you with a list of authorised items that you are allowed to bring into the exam room. Contact details for our authorised exam centres can be found here.

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