Electronic Exam Service
This page is for everyone who pursue studies at the University of Tampere.
Taking electronic exams is very common in the University of Tampere. An electronic exam is taken in specific computer labs at the University. You can take book exams, lecture exams and maturity tests.
What exams can be taken?
Here you can find an updated list of electronic examinations.
Note that this list includes all exams, even those that are only available in Finnish. The names of the exams available in English are written in English.
Registration on exam
Registration on electronic exam is made by reserving the time and place to your exam through the Electronic Exam Service. Only a present student can make a reservation.
- The time period(s) during which it is possible to take the examination will be decided by the person who receives your exam.
- These times can be found in the reservations calendar of the electronic examinations service rooms, from which you can make a reservation for yourself on a machine that is free at the time you prefer.
- Duration of electronic exams is determined on the basis of ECTS:
- < 1 ECTS, ungraded diagnostic tests etc.: 15 min, 30min or 40 min
- 1 ECTS: 1h (55 min)
- 2-4 ECTS: 2hrs (1hrs 55min)
- ≥ 5 ECTS: 4hrs (3hrs 55min)
- Maturity tests: 2hrs (1h 55min)
- Log in to the Electronic exam service with your basic user account and your password.
- In the electronic exam service you can reserve a time on a machine in the examination room to take your exam. You can also check any earlier reservations you may have made and cancel them.
- Start making your reservation using the link Make a new reservation.
- Select the degree programme area to which the exam in question belongs.
- Select the exam you want to take.
- When you have selected the exam you will see the reservations calendar announcing the times when it is possible to take that exam in the room selected. You will also see in the calendar how much time is allowed for taking the exam in question. You can browse the calendar viewing weeks and months in the overview. The calendar will also show you how many machines are free in the room (See the picture below).
- On the calendar for the room you have selected click the time when you want to take the exam. The text Selected will appear against the time you have selected. You can check the time and place you have selected from the bottom edge of the calendar. The Next key at the bottom of the page will allow you to continue with your reservations.
- Check the information on the exam. At the side you will see the previous studies required in the exam. If there is a choice of books or a book package you will be asked to enter you choice on this page. At the Explanations box enter studies already taken and possible special arrangements relating to the exam.
- Check the information in the reservation you have made. You can also choose if you want notification of the reservation and/or the evaluation to be sent to your e-mail.
- At the end of the page click the square if you undertake to abide by the conditions of use of the electronic examinations service.
- On the next page you will see the information on the reservation again. On this page you will also see the number of the machine on which you are to take your exam. Ensure that you remember the number. If, when you come to the room for the exam you try to log in on the wrong machine it will give you the correct number.
- You can go back to the starting page, where you will see the reservation you have made. The next time you log in to the electronic examinations service you will see the reservations you have made on the starting page. If you want you can later cancel the reservation you made on this page. In the event of a reservation not being used the same evaluation regulations will apply as for those who do not arrive to take an exam.
- Log off at the top right corner using the Log off key.
The examination rooms
In Tampere there are three examination rooms. Room 4122 is in the Pinni B Building and room A203d is in the Main Building. Room E109 is in Arvo Building, Kauppi. There are also exam rooms in University Concortiums in Seinäjoki and in Pori. You can reserve a time to take your exam in these rooms.
Take your examination according to the reservation you made. You get in to the Computer lab with your key card. If you are candidate or master studet, your student card will be your key card. If you are for example open university student or doctoral student, you will get a separate key card from IT Helpdesk. Key cards for Seinäjoki and Pori are available in Service centers (check the instructions below).
Pinni B (room B4122): Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 8-16.
Main buildig (room A203d): Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 8–15.
Kauppi, Arvo building (room E109): Mon-Fri 8-20
Exceptions in opening hours
Examination room Tenttis, University Consortium of Seinäjoki (Frami), Kampusranta 9 C, 1. floor.
Examination room 123, University Consortium of Pori, Pohjoisranta 11 A.
Tampere: You can get in to the examination room with your keycard. If you are a candidate or a master studet, your student card will be your key card. If you are for example open university student or doctoral student, you will get a separate key card from IT Helpdesk.
Seinäjoki: To get your key card, please go to the office of Open University in University Consortium of Seinäjoki. The address is Kampusranta 9C (2nd floor). The office is open Mon-Fri 10-15.
Pori: To get your key card, please go to the office of Univeristy Consortium of Pori. The office is open Mon-Fri 10-16.
Instructions for Pinni B electronic examination room
Pinni B Building: Group work room 4122
- Electronic examinations will be taken in classrooms equipped with video surveillance on computers visually separated from each other. In order to take an examination electronically you need to first reserve a computer using the students' electronic examinations service.
- You may not take anything with you into the examination room. Before entering the examination room please leave your outdoor clothing and bag on the pegs and in the lockers. In an electronic exam you need no writing materials or paper and you need not prove your identity. All you need is your key card. In the Pinni B Building the pegs and lockers will be found on the left of the main entrance.
- The examination room (4122) is on the fourth floor. When you have left your things, take the lift or use the stairs to the fourth floor.
- Your key card will gain you admission to the examination room, where there is recorded video surveillance. Using your key card is connected to confirming your identity. Always use your key card even if you enter the room when other examinees open the door. The information left from your key card will be collated with your work in the examination and the video recording to confirm your identity.
- When you made your reservation you were given the number of the machine on which you were to take your examination. The number of the computer will be on the upper edge of the monitor. Don't worry if you cannot remember the number. If you try to log in on the wrong machine that machine will tell you the number of the machine on which you are to take your exam.
- If due to technical problems or other reasons your examination is not available for you to take, please do as advised by the instructions to be found in the room
Instructions for the Main Building examination room
Main Bulding: Classroom A203d
- Electronic examinations will be taken in classrooms in which there is video surveillance on computers visually separated from each other. The rooms for this purpose are a group work room (4122) in the Pinni B Building and a classroom (A203d) in the Main Building. In order to take an examination electronically you need to first reserve a machine that is free in one or the other of the rooms mentioned using the students' electronic ecaminations service.
- You may not take anything with you into the examination room. Leave your bag and outdoor clothing in the lockers. To use the locker you need a one euro coin for the deposit. All you need at the PC station is your key card and the locker key. In an electronic examination you need no writing materials or paper, and you need not prove your identity. No mobile phones are allowed in the examination room. You are not allowed to leave the PC station during the exam.
- The examination room A203d is in the second floor of the A-wing in the Main Building. Make sure that your mobile phone is turned off or silent before entering the examination room.
- Your key card will gain you admission to the examination room. Please remember that each person must enter using his/her own card. There is recorded video surveillance in the examination room. Your identity will be confirmed by collating the information on you key card with the video recording and your examination work.
- Select the machine according to the number given when you made the reservation. If you cannot remember the number and try to log in on the wrong machine, the machine will tell you the correct number.
- If due to technical problems or other reasons your examination is not available for you to take, please do as advised by the instructions to be found in the room.
Instructions for the Arvo Building examination room
Kauppi: Arvo E109
The written instructions for the Arvo Building are coming soon
Seinäjoki Tenttis room
Available for examinations Mon-Fri between 8.00–20.00.
- Electronic examinations take place in classrooms equipped with video surveillance on computers visually separated from each other. To take an examination electronically, you must first reserve a workstation in one of the two rooms, using the students' Electronic Examinations Service.
- TENTTIS is located on the first floor of the C-building in the University Consortium area. Its visiting address is Frami, Kampusranta 9C (1st floor), Seinäjoki, please see guide map, pdf and driving instructions
- To access TENTTIS you need a key card. To get your key card, please go to the office of Open University. It is located in Seinäjoki and its address is Kampusranta 9C (2nd floor). To check opening times during holidays and festivities, please see University of Tampere Open University. If you can’t pick up your key card during normal opening hours, please arrange another appointment time by calling 040 190 1824.
- NB! These key cards are valid only in Seinäjoki.
- When attending an exam, remember to bring your key card with you – it is necessary for admittance to the exam. Please remember that each person must use his or her own card to enter because your identity is confirmed by the system comparing the information on your key card with the video recording and your examination work.
- There is a recording video surveillance system (CCTV) in the examination room.
- You may not bring anything with you into the examination room, so please deposit your belongings and coat, etc. in a green locker. All you need at the PC station is your key card and the locker key. Because you take the exam electronically, you do not need pens, paper or proof of identity (other than your key card). Mobile phones are not permitted in the examination room. You are not allowed to leave the PC during the exam.
- Select the PC according to the number that was given when you made your reservation. If you cannot remember the number and try to log in on the wrong PC, it will give you the correct number.
- If you can’t take the exam due to technical problems or for other reasons, please follow the instructions that you will find in the examination room.
Taking the examination and the evaluation
Take the examination on the computer reserved for you.
These instructions are also attached to the tables in exam rooms.
Logging on and taking the exam
- If the computer is not switched on, start it up.
- Log in to the electronic examinations service with your user ID
- Take your exam. The examinations system will store your answers one page at a time. Your answers will be preserved if for some reason the exam is interrupted. You can still go back to your earlier answers and make changes to them.
- End the exam by clicking the Send for evaluation button
- Leave the examination room
- The regulations pertaining to entry surveillance, evaluation of studies and use of information systems apply to electronic exams.
- The electronic examination room is equipped with real-time surveillance and recording video surveillance
- You may not leave the examination room during an examination
- Surveillance and confirmation of identity will be accomplished by collating entry surveillance and video surveillance information with your examination.
Disturbances and problems during the examination
- In the event of your examination being disturbed or impeded, discontinue the exam and leave the electronic examination room. Always report without delay impedance or discontinuation of an exam on the appropriate form. The link to the appropriate form will be found on the front page of the examinations service. A report is required for you to be able to have a resit before the time reserved for evaluation has expired. After making your report you will receive information about the earliest date for taking the examination again.
Frequently asked questions
Why is my course unit not visible in the list of exams?
With a few exceptions that depend on the exam, a student can try to do the same exam two times. Both answering the questions and leaving the questions unanswered count as times the student has tried to do the exam. When the two times have been used up, the course is no longer visible in the student’s list of exams. After the two times are up, the student must send a request about re-opening the exam by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I retake an exam right away?
If you have not already used your right to retake an exam, you can retake the exam before it is graded. You can retake a passed exam in order to improve your grade even when you have used up the two times you can take an exam after the instructor has graded your previous exams. The best grade you receive for the assessed component will be entered in your academic record.
How much time do I have to do the exam? Can I start late?
Duration of electronic exams is determined on the basis of ECTS, please page Reserving an Examination . The duration is always visible in the exam information as well. The dedicated time slots start on the hour, for example at 8 or 12 sharp. If the student cannot start the exam at the designated time and believes that she or he needs less than four hours to complete the exam, the student can also start the exam after the time slot has started. However, please do not disturb the other students when you enter the room where the exam has already started.
Where can I do an electronic exam?
At the moment, the University of Tampere has facilities for electronic exams in three locations: in Tampere (on the main campus and Kauppi campus) and at the University Consortiums of Seinäjoki and Pori. You can do all your exams in any one of these places.
Why is it important to cancel the exam in advance?
There is limited space and times in the facilities for electronic exams and nearly all degree programmes have study units with exams. In an ideal situation, the facilities for electronic exams are in active use all the time the facilities are open. This is possible only if the cancelled exam times become available so that other students can take them. In addition, if you cancel the exam before you are supposed to take it, this does not reduce the number of times you can take the exam.
Why is my completed course unit not visible in Student's Desktop even though I already received information about the grade in my e-mail?
The student receives an e-mail message as soon as the teacher has locked the grading of the exam in the electronic exam system. However, the grade does not transfer automatically from the exam system to the academic records. The teacher must first hand in the information on the completed course unit to the Study Affairs personnel in the faculty who feed the information into the academic records. According to the University of Tampere’s Regulations on the Assessment of Studies, the results of electronic exams must in the main be published within three weeks after the exam.
Can I retake an exam right away?
If you have not already used your right to retake an exam, you can retake the exam before it is graded. You can retake a passed exam in order to improve your grade even when you have used up the two times you can take an exam after the instructor has Making a reservation for an examination
Conditions of Use
By using the Electronic Examinations Service you undertake to abide by the conditions of use. Briefly they are the following:
- In electronic examinations the evaluation regulations will be those governing studies at the University of Tampere.
- The student consents to audio and video surveillance and to the combining of information of the examinations systems in order to confirm identity.
- The rules governing use of information systems will apply in electronic examinations.