There are certain rules and regulations governing exams to make sure every student is assessed on a fair and equal basis. It is important for you to become familiar with these instructions before you sit your exam.
On the day, arrive early to ensure that you have enough time to find your exam room and confirm your seat number. You will be allowed to enter the exam room 15 minutes before the start of the exam.
Do not bring unnecessary valuable items to your exam. You will be asked to leave your bag in the designated bag area. If you choose to leave your phone in your bag, make sure it is switched off.
It is very important that you bring your student card to your exam so we can validate your student number. You will also need to know your student ID number for anonymous marking.
We will still accept other valid forms of identification including your passport, Australian driver's licence or Australian government-issued photo card, however you should ensure you have a student card before your exams.
As well as the materials permitted by the examiner, you may also bring the following items into the exam room:
The following items need to be stored under your desk or seat during the exam:
You are not permitted to bring the following items into the exam:
Formal and replacement exams will be marked anonymously from Semester 1, 2018. This means that answer materials marked by an examiner, including exam papers, answer books and graph answer sheets will not include your name.
Your name will be requested on the attendance form as well as multiple choice answer sheets that are marked by computer.
It is very important that you enter the correct student ID number, seat number and venue on your answer materials so we can easily identify your work.
The University takes any attempt to gain an unfair advantage over other students very seriously.
If you are found taking any unauthorised aids or materials into the exam room, you risk confiscation of these items which would then be subject to a report. This may lead to misconduct proceedings under the University of Sydney (Student Discipline) Rule 2016. If misconduct is proven, a range of penalties may apply, including failure in the unit of study or exclusion from the University.
Watches (both analogue and digital) and electronic devices are not permitted in exams, with the exception of approved calculators.