The MuggleNet Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations are only days away – are you ready?

That’s right! Back by popular demand, the most challenging subject material examinations from the wizarding world are coming back to and will be held in MuggleNet’s Great Hall, open from June 16 to 11:59 p.m. EDT, June 29.

The MuggleNet Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations, or OWLs, encompass 12 exams, one for each course taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:

  • Potions – 50 questions
  • Charms – 50 questions
  • Transfiguration – 50 questions
  • Care of Magical Creatures – 50 questions
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts – 50 questions
  • History of Magic – 50 questions
  • Ancient Runes – 25 questions
  • Muggle Studies – 25 questions
  • Arithmancy – 25 questions
  • Herbology – 25 questions
  • Divination – 25 questions
  • Astronomy – 25 questions

As many of you already know, these examinations are not easy since they are timed exams (30 minutes for 50-question exams and 20 minutes for 25-question exams). The questions range in difficulty from easy to extremely hard and appear in a random order from a large test bank. The questions not only include material from the seven book Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling as their primary source material but also may include items from outside the book canon. This includes J.K. Rowling’s Daily Prophet papers, Famous Witch and Wizard Trading Cards, Pottermore, Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and more.

In order to pass these exams, it may be necessary to take some refresher classes on the MuggleNet Interactive website, where the professors are currently reviewing material for these exams.

Are you a Hermione Granger, a Ronald Weasley, a Harry Potter, a Fred and George Weasley, or a Marcus Flint type of student? We will find out later this month.

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  • quibbs89

    I’d like to give this a try. I’m sure I can get all O’s!!

  • Amanda Dean

    I’m in!

  • ginny

    The Hogwarts version of the Bar exam.

  • Charlie Bobel Fonner

    Not sure if I can get all O’s – worth a shot though!

  • Adam Konty

    Sounds like fun. Should get more O’s than Hermione.

  • StrikeSeeker25

    Will probably do terribly, but will try it out!

  • goldie09

    Geez that’s a lot of information to compile!

  • JeffDowning

    Sounds intense. I might give it a go.

  • Rin68nyr

    Ooh…are some of these going to be the same as the ones she had on her old website?!

  • ang31_777

    This is exciting, I’m always up for testing my Harry Potter knowledge!!

  • Fernanda Duva

    Jajajaja lol i passed with T XD

  • Jeanna

    I’m so excited to do this! I’m going to have my family do it too this year!

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  • Josh


  • Taylor Pierce

    Definitely going to try!

  • Audry Granger

    This is going to be fun!

  • Midnight7

    Can’t wait to take exams again this year.

  • Nicole L Rivera

    Eek. I’m a Ginny type of student, which to me is a mixture of Harry and Hermione. I want to hit the books but I also want to be out on the quidditch pitch. What to do….

  • Carla Jean Beppler

    Gah I cannot wait for this to happen!

  • Stephanie Calhoun

    yay! cant wait!

  • Danielle

    Going to go in to this thinking that I’m a Hermione and come out looking like a Ron. Oh well, should be fun anyways!

  • Amy Currey

    So not ready!!

  • Kendra Murphy

    Sign me up for those refresher courses because I’ve been spending too much time on the quidditch pitch to be prepared for these O.W.L.s!

  • Heather

    Wow, this looks really interesting! I feel both prepared and very much not so at the same time.

  • Dale

    I’m ready.

  • Jetblst

    Sounds sweet

  • Sarah

    This is always harder and harder every summer. Looking forward to it again.

  • Oaki

    Of course we’re ready!

  • Laci Leibe

    This is exciting!!! I can’t wait to see how I do on my OWLS!

  • Julie Jordan

    I hope I can do well!

  • Joyce

    I missed last year sooo I hope this year I do well!!

  • Camilo

    I think I will definitely take them, and I hope I do well.

  • Megan

    As a complete dork, I need to do well on this.

  • Almogster

    i wonder if you could get NEWTS too

  • Chloe Alexander

    I am SO ready to take the OWL exams! last year I completely forgot about them, but I am ready ready ready!!!

  • Veronica

    How am I just now finding out about this?! Can’t wait!

  • Am I the only one who reads this is Professor Umbridge’s voice? “Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations. O.W.L. Otherwise known as: OWLs”

  • Erika

    Bring it on!! 🙂

  • Tami

    I hope to have time to try this, this year!

  • Alcestian

    This sounds awesome!!!

  • Sammich

    Probably gonna fail, but what’s the harm?

  • Samantha Colombo

    Moommmm I don’t wanna fail

  • Lastsolace

    Yeep~ im probably gonna fail time to o study up!

  • Kayleah Weeks

    I think I’m ready!

  • I’m pretty sure I’ll fail as I usually do but oh well! Can’t Wait!!

  • Cole Perry


  • ThornKnight

    My first OWLs!! Not gonna lie. Nervous!

  • Noor

    I shall participate! I can do this, I totally can, even though the last time I had a HP book marathon was four years ago!

  • Ellen Gamel

    This is fantastic and terrifying at the same time… I can’t wait!

  • I am super excited for this!!!!

  • snuffles312

    oohhhhh!!!! XD

  • Queen Kortni_ of Cockistan™

    Will be applying…next year, haha!

  • Denise Baughn

    All my long nights of studying are finally going to pay off! So excited!

  • Not ready, not one bit.

  • Nelinator

    Well there goes all the time I was going to study for anything else.

  • Meredith

    Love this idea!

  • Reanna

    I always look forward to this!