All candidates must follow these rules when using permitted books in 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 use self-printed copies of the books, by following this guidance.
You may not:
- Use any books that are not listed as permitted (not all books in the reading list are permitted).
- Annotate your books in any way (your name and candidate number are 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.
- Use 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 of permitted books or texts 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 48 hours before your exam for further advice and instructions.
In your email you should include your ADIT number, details on the book or text, and the exam in which you want to use it.
Requests made less than 48 hours before the start of your exam will not be accepted.
The CIOT have the absolute power to disqualify candidates who use books or text which are not permitted in the exam, or who use 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 December 2020 sessions. The full reading lists for each module can be found in the ADIT syllabus.