Guidelines for use of Calculators

Guidelines for use of Calculators

In case you don’t receive the calculators sent by us, students are allowed to use their own calculators.

The calculator models listed in the “Allowed” category below will be permitted to be used for APhO examinations, and those in the “Disallowed” category will NOT be permitted.

Allowed Calculators
Casio fx-82 MS/solar/SX Plus/ES Plus
Casio fx-220 plus
Casio fx-350 MS
Canon f-502 G
Canon f- 715 S/SG
Canon F-720i
HP 10s+
Orpat fx-82MS
Orpat fx-100D
Orpat fx-350 TL
Sharp EL- 501 X
Sharp EL-509 X/W
Sharp EL- 510 RN
Sharp EL-531 XH/XG/WH
TI- 30 eco RS/Xa
TI -36X II
Disallowed Calculators (partial list)
Casio fx- 95 MS
Casio fx-570 MS
Casio fx-82DE Plus
Casio fx-82AU Plus
Casio fx-83GT Plus
Casio fx-96SG Plus
Casio fx-350ES Plus
Casio fx-570ES
Casio fx-991DE Plus
Casio fx-991ES/fx-991MS
Casio fx-991ES Plus
Casio fx-991 ID Plus
Sharp EL-W506X
Sharp EL-503 W
Sharp EL- 506 X/W
Sharp EL-520 X/W
TI-30XS Multiview

Calculator models NOT included in either of these lists will be permitted to be used for APhO examinations only if they satisfy the following criteria:

  • Calculators should not have a graphing mode.
  • Their display must not have more than three rows for any function, like matrix mode.
  • Calculators should not contain equation solver or integration function.
  • Should not have stored physical constants (e.g. gravitational constant) in their inbuilt memory.

Front panel photos of such calculators must be sent for verification to the prior to the examination and the decision of the Centre Coordinator to allow/disallow a particular calculator will be final and binding.

Find below the front panel photograph of the calculators sent by us to the participating students