Exam time

Written exams start on time. The exam time starts when the invigilator announces that the exam has started.

The examinee’s responsibility for following the rules

The examinee shall follow the directions and orders of the invigilator and shall let the invigilator check his/her identity card and the material that the examinee has brought.

Verification of identity and signature

The examinee shall produce valid identification and write down his name and civic registration number (or when the exam is anonymous, other identification code) according to the invigilator’s instructions.

Seating in the exam room

Seating lists shall always be available before an exam in an exam room. Everyone who has registered for the exam shall be included on this list and be able to easily find what seat he/she should take.

Personal belongings

The examinee shall follow the invigilator’s instructions about where bags and other personal belongings are to be located. Cellphones should not be brought to the exam, but if it is brought along it must be completely turned off and put in a bag or jacket.

Means of assistance

Only such means of assistance that have been approved by the examiner in advance can be brought to the exam. The general rule of the Economics Department is that no means of assistance are allowed (other than pen/pencil, eraser and ruler).


The exam can only be written on paper distributed by the invigilator.

Prohibition against leaving the exam room in less than 30 minutes

An examinee who does not wish to complete the exam may leave the room after 30 minutes at the earliest. No examinee can arrive later then 30 minutes after the exam has started.

Prohibition against examinees talking to people

Conversations between examinees or between an examinee and an outside person, for example by mobile phone, must not occur until everyone who has participated in the exam has handed in his/her exam to the invigilator. This prohibition applies both in the exam room and visits to the WC.

Visits to the WC

The invigilator shall provide information about what WCs can be used.

Handing in the exam

The examinee is not allowed to bring the exam outside the exam room but shall personally give it to the invigilator.  Note that also a "blank" exam shall be handed in to the invigilator before the examinee leaves the exam room. A blank exam is recorded as a failed exam.

Obligation for a person who has behaved in a disturbing way to leave

An examinee who has behaved in a disturbing way shall leave at the invigilator’s request.


An examinee who is suspected of cheating should be allowed to continue with the exam so that other examinees are not disturbed. Possible cheating is dealt with by the university Disciplinary Council after a report from the director/director of studies. Link to Regulations for Disciplinary Matters.