All candidates must follow these rules when bringing permitted books to the exams.
- Underline words and sentences.
- Highlight words and sentences, or sideline pages (highlight edges of the pages when the book is closed).
- Tag pages with small index flags.
- Fold pages.
- Refer to your books during the fifteen minute reading time.
- Use earlier or more recent editions of books than those listed.
- Bring original copies of the books, bound by the publisher.
- Request permission to bring self-printed copies of the books, by following this guidance.
You may not:
- Bring any books not listed as permitted (not all books in the reading list are permitted).
- Annotate your books in any way (your name is fine).
- Bring note paper, post-it notes or any other handwritten notes.
- Use electronic copies of books on devices such as tablets or e-readers.
- Bring self-printed copies of the books without written permission. Refer to this guidance.
If you do not have access to an original, bound copy:
Self-printed copies are not ordinarily permitted, and require individual, written dispensation from the CIOT for each exam.
If you have genuine difficulty obtaining an original, bound book, you must education [at] adit.org (subject: ADIT%20self-printed%20books) (contact the CIOT) no later than two weeks before the first exam of the session for further advice and instructions.
In your email you should include your ADIT number, details on the book, the exam you want to bring it to, and where you're sitting the exam.
Requests made less than two weeks before the exam session starts will not be accepted.
The Presiding Officer and invigilators have the absolute power to confiscate any book which they suspect is prohibited, or any material in breach of our rules.
Books listed on this page are only those which candidates are permitted bring into the exam room for the June and December 2020 sessions. The full reading lists for each module can be found in the ADIT Syllabus.