WIMMERA year 11 and 12 Victorian Certificate of Education students will sit their exams come November - a month earlier than expected.
Coronavirus forced students across the state to start remote learning and left the examination dates uncertain.
But with a return to on-site learning from next week, the state government has announced a new timeline, with exams to start on November 9 and to be completed by December 2.
This is a month earlier than originally expected.
Education Minister James Merlino said the November date would give sufficient time for teachers and students to complete adjusted VCE Unit 4 learning and school-based assessments and prepare for examinations.
He said ATAR scores would be calculated and VCE and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning students would receive their results before the end of the year.
The change also means university offers can be made to Victorian students like their peers across the country.
The General Achievement Test will take place towards the end of term three, on September 9.
"The announcement gives students, teachers and parents certainty in what has been a very disrupted year," Mr Merlino said.
"The revised dates mean students will get their results and an ATAR in 2020, giving them a clear pathway to further study or employment next year - and a break to celebrate the end of school."
On Tuesday, May 26, classes will resume for prep, grades one and two and years 11 and 12 students. All special schools will also return on this date.
May 25 will be a pupil-free day.
On Tuesday, June 9, the remainder of students - grades three to year 10 - will return to school.