E15: Can I take the exam on a tablet?

The RSGB uses software called developed by a company called TestReach, and the software only runs on the Windows or Mac Operating system.

The software is designed to prevent cheating (such as tasking away to other windows to look up answers, and the TestReach platform only supports the more common Windows or Mac operating systems – no Android or Apple tablets, and no Linux devices

Not got a suitable device for the RSGB exam? Don’t worry as there are several options:

  • Borrow a Windows or Mac device from a friend or family member
  • Arrange to take your exam at a location that has a Windows or Mac computer
  • Talk to your local amateur radio club(s), to see if they have equipment that they can lend you
  • Contact your local club to see if they can arrange a paper-based exam for you.
  • Try contacting a local amateur to see if you can borrow a PC or Mac for the exam, or let you visit for an hour
  • Use a community site such as NextDoor to see if a friendly neighbour or community centre can help
  • Try asking for help from a local via Essex Ham – https://www.essexham.co.uk/help

See What computer hardware do I need for the exam? for more.

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