To take an examination at Linnaeus University
There are a number of different ways to conduct an examination. On this page, you will find a description of what applies for written examinations. There are certain rules and instructions that apply at written examinations.
You register for an examination via the student web. You must be registered on the course to be able to register for an examination. You can register for your examination as soon as the registration opens and it will be open for about 30 days. The registration period always closes 9 weekdays before the date of the examination.
In order to be allowed to take the examination, you must present a valid ID. You must also bring a pencil and a pen (blue/black), rubber, and your anonymisation code. If you are not able to take an examination for which you have registered, you should always unregister.
Late registration is not possible.
Registration for the exam
Examination regulations at Linnaeus University
Examination regulations and guidelines at written examination
You must be familiar with and follow the following regulations when taking a written examination.
You must be registered on the course for which you wish to take an examination. You register for the written examination on the student web.
In case you experience any problems registering, contact your department.
When registering, pay attention to what city you register at, as certain written examinations are offered in more than one city on the same date.
You take your written examination in the city where you have been admitted.
The final day to register is always 9 work days before the day of the written examination, so-called late registration is not possible.
You will be informed about your room placement 4 work days before the day of the written examination at the latest. Your examination session may be divided into groups with placement in several different rooms.
The marking of written examinations is anonymous, which means that you will be given an anonymisation code when registering, which you must then bring with you to the written examination. You can see your code on the registration page for the written examination.
In case you do not intend to take the written examination, it is important that you unregister.
The examination session
In order to be allowed to take a written examination, you must present a valid ID. Valid IDs are Swedish EU passport, Swedish national identification card, Swedish driver’s license, Swedish SIS-labelled ID card, or ID card issued by government authority; for instance, the Swedish Tax Agency.
Foreign citizens with no Swedish personal identity number can identify themselves with passport if it is clear and laminated and has text in English, French or Spanish.
When you enter the examination room, you put a mark next to your name on the participant list. The invigilator will show you to your seat.
Only indicated examination aids are allowed on your desk or in its vicinity.
Electronic equipment like mobile phone and smartwatch must be completely switched off and stored in bag or jacket at the indicated place.
The examination session will start at the stated hour and the door to the examination room will be closed.
No one will be allowed to leave the examination room until 50 minutes after the start of the examination.
45 minutes after the start of the written examination, a second admission will take place, for those who are on the participant list but have arrived late.
If you have not registered for the written examination, you may be given the opportunity to take the examination in case someone who is registered does not show up. In that case, you will be allowed to enter 45 minutes after the start of the examination at the earliest and you will not be able to take the examination with an anonymisation code.
When you show up for the second admission, after 45 minutes, the regular finishing time applies for the examination. You will not be granted longer writing time.
You should bring your own pencils and rubber as well as ruler if this is needed. You may not borrow material/aids from another examinee.
You fill out your course and anonymisation code on the cover sheet and all submitted loose leaves. This information must be written in blue or black pen and during the time of the examination.
You may bring something to drink and eat unless it causes disturbance for the other examinees. Note that nuts are not allowed at the university.
There will be no pauses and you will not be allowed to leave the building during the examination. You will, for instance, not be allowed to go for a smoke or to go pay a parking fee.
When visiting the toilet, you write your anonymisation code and the time when leaving/returning on the intended list.
When you have finished writing
When submitting your examination, all papers should contain anonymisation code and course code.
It is prohibited to bring any examination material with you from the examination room.
Together with the invigilator, you count your submitted documents and sign the participant list to confirm that you have submitted your examination. Once you have submitted your examination, you will not be allowed to continue writing.
Show consideration and leave the room quietly.
Misleading and disturbance of order
According to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 10, disciplinary measures may be invoked against a student who:
“use prohibited aids or other methods to attempt to deceive during examinations or other forms of assessment of study performance”
“disrupt or obstruct teaching, tests or other activities within the framework of courses and study programmes at the higher education institution”
Electronic equipment like mobile phone and smartwatch are always considered prohibited aids and must be completely switched off and stored in jacket or bag at the indicated place.
In case of suspicion of misleading or disturbing behaviour, the responsible teacher is contacted and a report is written. The disciplinary board can decide on a warning or suspension from teaching and examination for up to six months.
Written examinations are conducted anonymously, which means that your name and personal identity number are replaced with an anonymisation code. The code is created when you register for the examination via the student web. You can always access your anonymisation code on the registration page in Ladok.
The anonymisation is not removed until the results have been published.
You should always bring your anonymisation code to the examination and you write the code on all submitted sheets.
Examinee from other higher education institution
If you would like to take your examination at Linnaeus University, you must submit a request via the form “Request to take examination at Linnaeus University”.
We only accept requests that have been submitted at least one month before the date of the examination.
We process your request and get back to you with a decision. If we can offer you a place, you must then contact us 4 workdays before the day of the examination, at the earliest, for information on in what room you will take the examination.
Note that Linnaeus University’s examination regulations apply.
Request to sit an examination at Linnaeus University
Exam pick up for students
Order your own exam and/or sample exam using the link below.
Please note that exams written in Kalmar with exam dates March 1, 2021 or later are scanned per request from teachers and distributed digitally. The same applies to exams written in Växjö from Autumn 2021. Scanned exams are automatically distributed to students. You can find your exam(s) on My pages via the student web. Orders for exams that are not available at the Infocenter are forwarded to the current teacher/administrator for handling.