Written Examination

A written examination is a test of knowledge, usually at the end of a course. You have to register for an exam in advance, and you have to bring valid ID to the examination.

Changes to examinations due to the Corona virus

The Corona virus - current information to our students

Due to the coronavirus, we have closed the exam hand-out in building 22 and 12. Instead, we send your exams home by regular mail to the address that is registered in Ladok. All exams will be sent, starting with the most recent ones.

Students can contact or pose questions in the chat at

Register for your exams on time

You must register for written examinations at the University of Gävle, to be allowed to take the exam. The deadline is 10 days before the exam date. We do not accept late registrations. You can register five weeks prior to the date of the examination. You register for an exam through Ladok.

How to register for an exam in Ladok

Rules for Written Examinations at University of Gävle

  • You must register for the examination to be allowed to participate
  • Deadline for registrations is 10 days before the exam date
  • You must show valid ID to be allowed to take your exam
  • You are allowed to bring food and drink to the exam hall
  • Mobile phones, Ipads and similar devices must be turned off during an exam
  • For more rules and detailed information please read the Examinations Guide Pdf, 324 kB..

Exam with support of Zoom and webcam

  • Install Zoom on your computer and/or your mobile phone
  • Use an external webcam if possible. Place it on the side of the computer
  • You can use your mobile phone as a camera. Then log in to Zoom only on your mobile phone
  • Enter your full name: Surname, First name
  • During the exam the webcam must be positioned so that you, your computer screen and keyboard are visible. See illustration below
  • Make sure you have power to your devices during the whole exam.
  • You are not allowed to leave your position without first having obtained permission from an exam host
  • Your microphone must be muted
  • Only permitted aids may be on the table
  • Have your ID available
Women and computer

Frequently asked questions about exams

Allowed aides

You are allowed to use pens, pencils, erasers and rulers. You are also allowed to use any examination aides that your teacher has approved and noted on the first page of the exam questionnaire. Books, formulas and similar aides may not contain notes.

Cell phones

Cell phones and other electronic devices must be completely turned off during the exam. Flight mode is not allowed.

Place your cell phone in your jacket, bag or a valuables locker, after you have turned it off. If you keep the cell phone on your person (in your pocket et cetera), this will be reported as an attempt at cheating.

Exam hand-out

When your examinator has graded your exam and the result has been registered, we will send your exam by post to the address that you have registered in Ladok. Please make sure that your address in Ladok is correct. You can change your address under My Pages in Ladok


You have to show valid ID to be allowed to take the exam.

Late arrivals

If you arrive late for an exam, you will be allowed to enter the room and start your exam 30 minutes after the starting time. If you arrive later than 30 minutes after the starting time, you will not be allowed to take the exam.

Not registered for the exam?

It's mandatory to register for exams at the University of Gävle, no later than 10 days before the exam date. If you didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.

Past exams

Through our Exam Center, find past exams for courses offered at University of Gävle, so that you can study and do well at your upcoming exams. Exams from the last three years are available, usually without answers. The exams are from written exams only, not from digital exams.

Exam Center

Students with disabilities

The University of Gävle provides support for students with functional disabilities such as dyslexia or visual or hearing impairments.

Please contact the Coordinator for Students with Disabilities at to learn more about the types of support available to you.

Taking your exam off-campus

Some distance education courses require students to take proctored exams. A proctored exam is taken off-campus and is supervised, just as it would be for a course taken on campus. Other reasons may be considered valid for taking an exam off-campus, for example military service.

Published by: Liselotte Laurila Page responsible: Maria Strand Updated: 2021-09-30
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