These rules apply from 2022-09-01 (Reg 449-22)
Examinations are of great importance to every individual student and must therefore be handled according to certain rules to ensure fairness and legal certainty for each student and thus a fair assessment of each individual.
The rules mainly apply to identification, test times, aids, and the consequences of any possible cheating.
Examinees must unconditionally follow the rules that apply to examinations as well as any instructions from the examiner during the exam.
BEFORE THE EXAMINATION
Registration for the examination
Registration for exams is to be done via Kronox on the university's website within ten (10) days prior to the exam. No unregistered examinees can be received at the time of the exam. Examinees who, due to disability, require special arrangements at the time of the examination must notify Student Reception no later than ten (10) days prior to the examination.
In case of any problems in connection with the registration or if you have other questions, please contact Student Reception.
Examination at another higher education institution
If there are special reasons for doing so, exams may be taken at another higher education institution. The student must make contact with the Student Reception in good time for discussions about this. Foreign students who have returned to their home university may be given the opportunity to test in the home country under the condition that the student is enrolled at the University of Borås. The exam must take place with the same legal certainty as at the University of Borås, which means that the exam normally takes place at a Swedish embassy/consulate (this applies to so-called free- movers. For exchange students, the home university works).
The exam on another weekday
If, for religious reasons, you cannot sit for the exam on a specific weekday, you must contact the programme coordinator to make arrangements. Saturdays and Sundays as days for examinations should be avoided to the extent possible.
The examination hall will be announced as soon as possible, but no later than the day before, via KronoX.
BEFORE THE EXAMINATION
The exam begins with information about the rules that apply to the exam.
Seating in the hall
The examiner announces the seating arrangements that will be in place during the exam.
Student should be in the room 15 minutes before the start of the exam as the examination hall will close precisely when the examination time starts. Start and stop times for the exam must be kept exactly. You may not write anything on the forms when the exam period is over. Registered students who arrive after the examination has begun and the examination hall has closed have the opportunity to enter 30 minutes after the exam start time, when the room will open again for admission. However, the student loses the corresponding amount of examination time. Students who arrive at the examination room more than 30 minutes after the start of the examination are not entitled to sit the exam.
Computer-based exams in WISEflow
When it comes to computer-based exams in WISEflow, the student must be in place 30 minutes before the exam begins. If a loaner computer needs to be booked, this booking must be made no later than seven (7) calendar days before the exam date.
The right to take the exam at the time of the exam only applies if the student has registered on time and can show valid identification. Students who do not have a valid identification do not have the right to take the exam and will be rejected from the exam room:
For students with a Swedish social security number, the following valid ID document is approved identification:
Swedish driver's license
Swedish international ID card
Swedish SIS-marked ID or ID card issued by a Swedish government authority, for example the Tax Agency identity card for people registered in Sweden.
Foreign students without a Swedish social security number can identify themselves with a passport if it is valid, clear and plasticized, and has text in English, French or Spanish.
Other national ID documents from countries outside the EU/ESS do not apply.
Students from an EU/ESS country without a Swedish social security number can identify themselves with a national ID card for EU citizens that is issued from and after 2 August 2021 in accordance with EU Regulation 2019/1157 on more secure identity cards for Union citizens.
LMA cards and residence permits are not approved ID documents.
All electronic equipment is prohibited in the examination setting, such as a mobile phones and smart watches. All mobile phones must be switched off. Other personal belongings that are not needed during the exam must be placed in a spot determined by the examiner. Permissible aids can be found on the cover page of the examination.
Aids that are allowed will be clearly indicated on the exam. Scrap/scratch paper and writing paper are provided by the examiner. Clocks are available in the examination room. No personal watches are allowed.
DURING THE EXAMINATION
The university takes cheating very seriously. Each and every suspicion of cheating will be reported to the Vice-Chancellor for further investigation. Disciplinary measures related to wrongdoing during exams include a warning or a suspension in accordance with guidelines detailed in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 10.
Toilet visits and breaks
Names and times (in and out) of toilet visits and other breaks granted must be noted on a special list. Smoking/rest/fresh air breaks are usually not granted.
AFTER THE EXAM
Submission of the examination
Examinees may leave the room first after at least 40 minutes of examination time have passed.
Examinees who have finished writing may not stay near the examination hall.
Assessment of the exam
Each exam will state the latest date when the exam is to be assessed.
According to the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 10:
Disciplinary measures may be invoked against students who:
- use prohibited aids or other methods to attempt to deceive during examinations or other forms of assessment of study performance;
- disrupt or obstruct teaching, tests or other activities within the framework of courses and study programmes at the higher education institution; 3. disrupt activities in the library of the higher education institution or other separate establishments at the institution, or; 4. subject another student or member of the staff of the higher education institution to harassment or sexual harassment of the kind laid down in Section 4 of Chapter 1 of the Discrimination Act (2008:567).
Disciplinary measures may not be invoked more than two years after the offence has been committed. Ordinance (2008:944).
The disciplinary measures comprise warnings and suspension.
A suspension decision means that the student is prohibited from participating in instruction, tests or other activities within the framework of the courses and study programmes at the higher education institution. The decision shall comprise one or more periods, but shall not exceed six months in total.
A suspension decision may also be limited to apply to access to certain premises at the higher education institution.
Cases involving disciplinary measures shall, unless otherwise stipulated in Section 9, be dealt with by a disciplinary board. Every higher education institution shall have a board of this kind.
Disclaimer: This text has been translated from Swedish into English. If the English version differs from the original, the Swedish version takes precedence.