Written Examination

Here you will find information about exams and different types of exams. In the syllabus you will find information on how your course is examined. It is mandatory to register for an exam or re-exam and you do so in Ladok no later than ten days before the exam. In order to take the exam, you must show valid identification. There is also information on how to find old exams to practise on if you wish.

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.

Register at least ten days before the exam

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. The exam venue (room) is shown in your timetable and in Ladok a week before the exam date.

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, 324.2 kB.

Types of exams

An exam may be conducted online or in a classroom. An exam is supervised by invigilators. The syllabus contains information about examination forms. In order to participate, you must be registered for the exam.

Written examination on campus

You take the exam on campus, in Gävle – and turn in your answers on paper.

Before your exam, keep in mind that:

  • Arrive in good time - at least 30 minutes before the start
  • Remember your ID
  • Turn off your mobile phone
  • Bring something to eat and drink - but no nuts or peanuts.

Taking an 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.
  • Taking an exam off-campus
  • Digital exam (online)

A digital exam on campus is conducted in our computer rooms, with invigilators present. If the digital exam is via Zoom, you participate from your home, using a web cam and Zoom to communicate with the invigilators.

Study support for students with disabilities

Students with a long-term disability, such as dyslexia, ADHD or visual or hearing impairments, can apply for targeted study support to be able to study on equal terms. You need to attach a doctor's certificate stating your disability with you application. Apply via www.nais.uhr.se External link.

Please contact the Coordinator for Study Support at ps@hig.se for further information.

Frequently asked questions about exams

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 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.

For courses that have been discontinued, three opportunities to take a written examination is offered during a time period of one year after the last original examination in connection to the course.

Discontinued courses and examination dates

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 must be able to prove your identity by producing a valid, physical photo ID (such as a passport or driving licence). The invigilator must be able to see your face for positive identification.

Please note that you cannot use a digital ID at an examination to prove your identity.

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.

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.

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 External link.

The University of Gävle provides support for students with permanent or long-term disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD or visual or hearing impairments. You need to apply for support via www.nais.uhr.se External link. and attach a doctor's certificate stating your disability. The certificate must be in English or Swedish.

Please contact the coordinator for study support at ps@hig.se with questions and to learn more.

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.

Apply for off-campus exam


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This page was last updated 2024-04-17