Examination and grading

Examination means that you as a student will be assessed and graded on parts of a course or on a complete course. There are different forms of examination. Some of the most common ones are: written examinations, the writing of a pm, participation in laboratory work and the writing of a take-home exam.

  • It is mandatory to register for written examinations. You can register five weeks before but no later than 10 days before your exam. You register yourself in Ladok. If you haven’t registered, you have the option to go to the room in which the written examination is taking place and, if there is space enough, take the exam. In this case, you must wait for 30 minutes before starting to write the exam.
    More information about written examinations
  • For every course/course module there must be one regular exam and one retake on equivalent course content. The time between the notification of exam results and the retake must be longer than two weeks and should be shorter than six weeks. Knowledge requirements should be the same in the retake as in the regular exam.
  • Examination regulations and the forms of examination used must be clearly specified and communicated to you as a student at the beginning of each course and course module.
  • The time limit for correcting and marking exams should not exceed 15 working days, unless there are particular reasons. Three days are needed for registering results in Ladok, the student record system. As soon as the grade has been registered in Ladok, you can see it when you log in.
  • After each exam, there should be an opportunity to go through the exam together with your lecturer. The date and the forms for this evaluation should be communicated to you as a student already at the time of the exam. The date should be chosen so as to provide time for the retake.
  • Old exam questions are public documents after the examination.
  • If you have passed an exam, you do not have the right to take the retake to improve your grade.
  • You have the right to have your grade reviewed in accordance with the Administration Act. If you are dissatisfied with a decision, you can turn to the agency that made the decision and make the demand that your grade should be changed. In this case, it is your examiner you should turn to. The examiner is now obliged to go through your exam again and reconsider its grade. This demand for review can be repeated. The decision for your grade, however, remains your examiner’s decision.
  • If you have failed twice on the same examination, you have the right to ask for and get a new examiner for your third attempt, unless there are particular reason for not giving you a new examiner.
  • If you have been given the wrong information about time and place for an exam and you can prove this fact, and if you have not been present at the exam, you have the right to be given the opportunity to take another regular exam.
  • If you have a disability that prevents you from participating in an exam specified in the syllabus, you must be offered a form of examination tailored to your specific needs. Contact the Coordinator for students with disabilities for more information, as soon as possible.
Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2019-06-28
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