Instructions for General Exam Days

These instructions cover general exams for bachelor’s and master’s degree students, which are held in lecture halls on the dates listed on the page on teaching schedule examination dates.

Before the beginning of the exam

Check the up-to-date time and place listing on the page on teaching schedule examination dates

Wait outside the designated lecture hall before the exam. The invigilator (who may not be the teacher of your course or the person reviewing the exams) will arrive outside the lecture hall and invite all students in by name. Upon hearing your name, retrieve the exam papers or envelope from the monitor and enter the hall. Sheets for writing your answers are available at the end of each row of seats. Take as many sheets as you think you will need.

Find a seat in the lecture hall. Do not sit next to another student if there is room in the hall – leave an empty seat between you. Leave your bag and coat on the floor at the end of the row of seats, and only take the things you will need to complete the exam (e.g. pencil and eraser). You can also take a bottle of water if you want. Do not bring any valuables to the exam.

Do not open the exam envelope or read your questions before the invigilator gives permission to do so.

Completing and returning an exam

Do not talk during the exam or leave the hall without permission. If you need help or have questions, the invigilators can assist you.

Follow the instructions given by the invigilators during the exam. The practices observed in the exam hall may vary depending on the place and number of examinees.
You have four hours to complete the exam. The exact end time will be provided at the beginning of the exam. You cannot leave the exam earlier than 20 minutes after its commencement. An exam cannot be entered after the first examinee has left.

When you are ready, return your answers and exam papers to the invigilator. The exam paper must be returned even if you have not answered a single question. Upon returning your answers, you must prove your identity with a student card, for example. Remember to write your name and student number on all answer sheets!

The invigilator can immediately expel students who cause a disturbance during the exam or commit academic fraud. The relevant study attainment will also be disqualified if a fraud is observed after the exam. The teacher is obliged to report disturbances and instances of academic fraud to the dean of the faculty in writing (Regulations on the Assessment of Studies, Chapter 7, Section 23 and 26).

Fire alarms are rare, but in the event that one does occur, you must observe the invigilators’ instructions.