1600 ton mate to 3rd mate with tonnage restriction

In january I got my 1600 ton mate and at the time when i applied for the exam i didn’t have the tonnage to sit for the 3rd mate exam. At the time i applied the requirements were different, most of the time had to be over 200 tons and now its different. I emailed the NMC and asked them if whether or not i could get my 3rd mate without taking another exam or if i could take a partial exam. The NMCs response was a link the the 3rd mate checklist. Can i get the 3rd mate without further examination or am i just wasting my time and i should just retest?

Disregard this post i figured it out.