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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Please see the notice regarding calculators that may be used in examinations for Computer Science Tripos Parts IA, IB, II and III, and for the M.Phil. Examination in Advanced Computer Science. It applies also to candidates taking Paper 1 of the Computer Science Tripos, as part of the Natural Sciences Tripos Part IA.

The following calculators marked in the approved manner are permitted:

  • CASIO fx 991 (any version)
  • CASIO fx 115 (any version)
  • CASIO fx 570 (any version)


Computer Science students may purchase calculators from the Student Administration Office, Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building (please make an appointment with student admin- to pick up and buy your calculator). University Cards will be required for ID purposes. The CASIO fx-991EX is available for £23 cash.

A student who possesses an unmarked calculator that is one of the permitted models may take it to the Student Administration Office to have it marked in the approved fashion.