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.
You need to bring your student card to your exam so we can validate your student number.
If you're unable to obtain a student card from the Student Centre before your exam, you will need to bring one of the following so that we can verify your identification during the exam:
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:
It's important that you enter the correct Student ID number, seat number and venue on your answer materials, as formal and replacement exams are marked anonymously.
This means that answer materials marked by your examiner (eg. exam papers, answer books, graph answer sheets) won't include your name. The only items that will include your name are:
The University takes any attempt to gain an unfair advantage over other students very seriously.
If you bring 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.