# Getting started

You cannot use a calculator for this unit. You could however do the calculations in a small program within your IDE, for example:

1 Console.WriteLine((3/9)*100);


The question paper is divided into four sections and a recommendation is given to candidates as to how long to spend on each section. Below are the recommended timings for the examination.

### Section A

You are advised to spend no more than 45 minutes on this section. Questions will examine the specification content not specific to the Preliminary Material.

### Section B

You are advised to spend no more than 20 minutes on this section. You will be asked to create a new program not related to the Preliminary Material or Skeleton Program.

### Section C

You are advised to spend no more than 15 minutes on this section. Questions will refer to the Preliminary Material and the Skeleton Program, but will not require programming.

### Section D

You are advised to spend no more than 70 minutes on this section. Questions will use the Skeleton Program and the Preliminary Material.