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NEBOSH International General

Certificate in Occupational
Safety and Health
Revision and Exam Preparation

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IGC1 Exam

• 2 hours long
• 1 x 20 mark question
• 10 x 8 mark questions
• All compulsory

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IGC1 Exam

• Minimum pass marks:


• 45%
• Below 45% = a ‘referral’
• Resits within 5 years

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Revision Tips
• Understanding
– concepts
• Remember
– test knowledge with the summary of each element
• Recall
– Index cards
– key information
– topic focus
– test yourself against the NEBOSH syllabus guide
– Practice exam-style questions

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Revision Tips
• Mind maps or spider diagrams
• Record yourself reading key notes
• Examiners reports
• RRC IGC revision aids

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Before the Exam
• Know the location of the exam
• Arrive in good time
• Bring
– exam entry voucher
– photographic proof of identity
– pens
– pencils
– rulers
– water
– sweets

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During the Exam
• Read through the whole exam paper
• Manage your time
– question 1 (20 marks) = 30 minutes
– questions 2-11 (8 marks each) = 8-9 minutes each
– check the clock!

• Read the question carefully


– Note the verbs ‘list’, ‘outline’ etc.
– Check marks available for each part of the question

• Give examples
• Bullet if running out of time
• Watch your handwriting

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Special Exam Arrangements
Reasonable adjustment
• An action that helps to reduce the effect of the disability or
difficulty that causes a substantial disadvantage
• Arranged in advance of the exam
− e.g. dyslexia, physical disability – possible adjustments = extra
time, computer
Special consideration
• Disadvantage through temporary illness, injury,
indisposition, adverse circumstances
− e.g. family bereavement, injured writing arm – will give
consideration to marks

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