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Exam rules and expectations

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the Exam type, date and start time of your exam.

COVID-19 Information

There will be no spare pencils, pens, erasers, rulers, calculators or dictionaries provided by supervisors in an exam room, so please bring a spare.

The following exam types will ask you to provide photo ID:

  • On-campus online Respondus exam
  • On-campus hard copy exam
  • On-campus Oral exam
  • On-campus Practical exam

This can be your JCU Student ID card, driver’s license or other photo ID.

Please be aware, if you have an on campus exam and you arrive at your exam room with no ID, you will not be able to take your exam.  If time allows, you can go to the Student centre for a replacement ID (current charge $15).  Please be aware you are only allowed to enter an exam room up to 30 minutes after the start of the exam.

  • Have your photo identification ready at the start of the exam if required.
  • All instructions for your exam will be provided to you on your timetable and in LearnJCU subject site,
  • If your exam is on-campus you may receive additional instructions once you enter the exam room.
  • Follow the exam instructions provided to you at all times, which may be provided in LearnJCU subject sites and on campus in the exam room.
  • If on-campus, follow the exam supervisor’s instructions at all times.
  • A list of Authorised Materials that you are allowed to use during an Exam will be listed in the exam timetable or provided in the LearnJCU Subject site.
  • Open  Book means you can bring anything into the exam, with the exception of any electronic devices
  • Restricted Book means you can only bring books or exam authorised materials as specified in the timetable
  • Closed Book means only your writing utensils are allowed.
  • During the allowed reading time for on-campus hard copy exams, you cannot refer to any Authorised Materials, make notes or marks on the exam paper or make notes on rough paper if it has been supplied.
  • Do not communicate with anyone during the exam.
  • Do not used unauthorised materials during the exam.
  • Do not copy other students or allow others to copy your work.
  • If you bring a purse or walled into the exam room it must be placed under your desk or in your bag.  All bags will be placed at the front, rear or sides of the exam room , as directed by the exam supervisor.
  • You can bring in a water bottle, unless otherwise specified in the conditions for the Examination.

You must refer to the instructions provided on your timetable.  This will provide you a start date, start time and may have a window of time during which you can access and submit your exam.

Arriving late to your exam either online or on campus

For the following Exam Types:

  • On campus Hard copy exam type and
  • Online On campus Respondus exam type

You can enter the exam room within 30 minutes of the official start time, with permission from the exam supervisor.  You will forfeit the component of the exam duration that has elapsed.

If you arrive 30 minutes after the published start time you cannot enter the examination room, and will receive an allocation of DNS (did not submit) for that examination.

For the following Exam Types:

  • Online LearnJCU exam
  • Online Respondus exam and
  • Online Respondus exam with Monitor

You can access the exam up to 30 minutes of the official start time, with no loss of time.

If you attempt to access your exam 30 minutes after the published start time you cannot commence the examination room, and will receive an allocation of DNS (did not submit) for that examination.

For the following Exam Types:

  • On campus Oral exam
  • On campus Practical exam
  • Online Oral exam

There is no allowance for late arrival for the above three Examination Types.  You must be on time for your allocated examination and if you arrive after the published start time you will receive an allocation of DNS (did not submit) for that examination.

If there are exceptional circumstances for not being able to start your exam on time you may wish to consider applying to defer your examination; however a deferred exam will only be granted under exceptional circumstances.

Please refer to the specific instructions provided by your Subject Coordinator on your LearnJCU subject site.

All instructions, including for on-campus exams will be on your timetable which will direct you to your LearnJCU subject site.  You, may also receive further information two weeks prior to your exam from your subject coordinator.

Each on-campus exam has its own list of items you can take with you into the exam room. Check the details for your exam carefully at Students Online two weeks before the start of the exam period.

The following items are permitted in all JCU exams:

  • pencils, pens, erasers, whiteout, rulers and a water bottle.

COVID-19 Information

There will be no spare pencils, pens, erasers, rulers provided by supervisors in an exam room, so please bring a spare.

If you have a medical condition and need access to special materials and/or medication or in your exam, see Special requirements in exams.

Any breach of the exam rules where inappropriate student conduct or academic misconduct is suspected, will be reported by the Exam Supervisor or the Subject Coordinator under the Academic Misconduct Procedure. Please make sure you are aware of the exam rules and if contact exams@jcu.edu.au if you need any further clarification..