A letter asking for leave to sit an exam should be simple and to the point. It should be written formally, with the name of the employer you are writing to. Try to avoid using colloquial or slang terms, as these are not appropriate. The letter should say from what date you would need the time off and until when. You should explain what the exam is for and what qualification you hope to obtain from it. Including what institution you will be going to for this exam will show that it is legitimate. It could also be beneficial to provide contact details for the institution in case your employer wants to speak to them for any reason.
You could tie it into your work, where applicable, if it will benefit your role. If it is a qualification that will help you in a certain aspect of your job then it is well worth stating that in the application. If possible it may be worth saying that you are able to make the time up, that you are going to miss from work, at a later date.
The letter should be submitted well ahead of time and should not be written in a negative manner so that it will give a good impression to the employer, phrase it as a request rather than simply informing them. It is also important to include the date the letter was written to show you were prepared ahead of time. In conjunction with the letter it would be advantageous to speak to your employer as well to explain the reasons why you would like to take the course. The employer is likely to value well trained staff in the work place.
I would like to seek your permission to appear for my B.A. Final examination (3-Papers).which is scheduled to be held 22, 23&30th of March. I want leave on 20th, 22 (Paper), 23 (Paper), 29, 30th (Paper) of March. During this short period, I'll not be able to attend office as my exam dates.
I would like to write my leave application letter for my manager asking for 15days leave
I would like to leave application for day
My daughter K.Pavithra could not attend the annual Exam on 31st to 12th April 2010, since she was not well (chickenpox).
Name of Workplace
Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss XXXXX
I write to request permission to be absent from work on XXXXXXXX [Date of examination].
This leave is being requested to facilitate my writing the XXXXXXXXX [Name of Examination] examination at XXXXXXXXXX [Place where examination is being held} at XXXXXX [Time examination is being held]**
I would be grateful if this request could be given your approval.
XXXXXX [Your name]
**This part does not necessarily have to be in the letter. It can be excluded.
You simply write 'Dear (whoever),
I am writing to request leave of absence on (date) as I have to take an examination on that date.' (Give more details if needed, such as any cover arrangements you will make.)
'Thank you for your help in this matter.
That should be enough (or if you know the boss you can be less formal, of course.)
From: Vu Thi Lan Anh - ACCA student
To: ACCA Office
2 Central Quay 89 Hydepark Street Glasgow G3 8BW UK
10 June 2010
I have got a backache for a 2 years ago but it became a dull pains in recently. My physician has recommended that I must have physiotherapy and acupuncture at hospital for 7 days from 10 June 2010 to 16 June 2010. Thus, I can not attend examination of F9 and P2 on 10 June 2010 and 15 June 2010, respectively. Could you please trasfer examination fee of two subjects above to the next exam for me ?
Thank you so much for your kindly support,
Vu Thi Lan Anh
As I am having MBA exams on 15th,17th 18th and 19th june 2010 (morning session 10.00am to 1.00 pm), I hereby request you to kindly grand me half day leaves on the above dates. I will be back to office in the afternoon by 2pm. I also attached my Examination Intimation slip for your reference
Good morning! You must be aware that I am studying for ______. As informed to you verbally my examination is commencing on ______and ending on ______. I would therefore request you to please grant me leave for ______days.