Examination Venue DOs and DON'Ts

DO...

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  • Arrive at the venue in good time before the start of the exam.
  • Place your ID card on the desk. This should be clearly visible and placed face up
  • Check the front  cover of the exam paper to make sure you are taking the correct examination
  • Write clearly and in English (unless another language is specified for the exam)
  • Do all rough work in the booklets provided and cross through if you do not want the rough work to be marked
  • Raise your hand and wait for an invigilator if you have a query, feel unwell, need to use the toilet or require more stationery
  • If you decide to leave your exam early (after 45 minutes and before the last 30 minutes only) you must ensure you have completed all the necessary details on the answer book. Raise your hand and wait for an invigilator to collect your answer book. You must leave the examination quietly and remember to take your personal belongings with you.
  • Ensure that your details have been completed on your answer book
  • Remain at your desk until your answer paper has been collected by an invigilator and you have been told to leave
  • Leave the examination venue quickly and quietly and remember to take your personal belongings with you.

DO NOT...

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  • Bring in any unauthorised notes/material
  • Attempt to communicate with anyone in the examination venue, other than the invigilator
  • Open the question paper until you are told to do so. You may read the cover to ensure you are taking the correct examination paper.
  • Bring ANY electrical devices into the venue, even in your pockets
  • Bring any food into the examination venue
  • Enter the venue if the examination has been in progress for 30 minutes (e.g. if you are late for the exam)
  • Leave the venue until the examination has been in progress for 45 minutes or during the last 30 minutes (including to go to toilet)
  • Disturb other students who are still working.
  • Cause any kind of disturbance
  • Continue to write after the exam has finished.
  • Take the exam paper or any used/unused answer booklets away from the venue
  • Talk until you are outside the examination venue
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