Examinations – step by step
New rules apply to written invigilated exams at LTH:
- You can arrive a maximum of 30 minutes late from the scheduled start time. All latecomers will be admitted at a single time 30 minutes after the exam starts. If you arrive later than that, you will not be admitted to take the exam.
- You may not leave the exam hall until after 60 minutes from start time (this was also the case previously at LTH)
- The LU card does not count as valid identification (but those who have a temporary social security number in Ladok are welcome to bring it as a complement)
- You must show a valid physical (not digital) photo identification with current validity dates.
- If you have forgotten to bring your ID, you are allowed to pick it up unless you have already received the exam. In that case, it must take place before the second admission of the exam session has been completed.
The following counts as valid photo identification:
Swedish driver's license
Swedish national ID card
Swedish ID card for people registered
National ID card from EU/EEA countries
The reason for the changes is to adapt LTH's regulations to LU's common rules that apply in all premises managed by the Coordinated Examination Service. It had been messy and unfair with different rules for different premises at LTH's exams.
Students are required to register in advance for all exams. All written invigilated examination are assessed anonymously at LTH.
Before your exam
- When the registration for exams opens, you will receive an email (applies to exams within LTH's exam periods; in other cases, staff at the respective course will inform). The deadline for registration is stated in the email.
- You register for the exams you want to write, before the deadline.
- You can double check that you are registered by logging into Ladok and click on the course you registered for.
During your exam
- No academic quarter - be on time.
- You can be a maximum of 30 minutes late, after the exam has started. You will then have less writing time which will not be compensated.
- Only those who have registered are guaranteed a place to write. The invigilators have the right to decide where you sit.
- Please have your ID (not LU card and not digital identification; you can use LU card as a complement) and ballpoint pen with you.
- At your desk you may have:
- writing and drawing utensils
- writing paper provided by the clerks
- food and beverages
- permitted aids as indicated on the examination
- Once the exam has started, the invigilator will carry out an ID check and issue an anonymous assesment code. You will write your code on the cover sheet and each individual exam paper.
- Also write your personal identifier (see below) on the cover sheet and each individual exam paper.
- While writing is in progress, any exchange of information with other students is prohibited.
- If you leave your seat temporarily, you must cover the papers you have written on.
- Toilet visits are carried out according to the instructions of the invigilator.
- You may not leave the room until at least one hour after the start of the exam.
- When you hand in your answers, place them in the pre-filled cover; no answers may be written on the cover. The assignments must be arranged in numerical order. Even if you do not solve any problem, you are obliged to hand in the cover.
After your exam
- The teacher will only see the anonymous assesment code when marking the exam.
- When the exam is marked, the result linked to the anonymous assesment code is entered into Ladok by the teacher or by the administrator.
- Before the examiner certifies the result, he/she can see to whom each code belongs (as required by Swedish law). It is therefore the marking that is done anonymously, not the grading.
- When the result is certified, you will receive an email and you can see the results in Ladok.
- If you want to have access to your anonymous assesment code afterwards (good to have for exam presentations), you can retrieve it in Ladok for Students from the first calendar day after the exam.
You must always register before an exam to ensure that there is enough space in the room and for the anonymised assessment code to be issued. A reminder is sent out via email when it is time to register for an exam period or a retake exam period. You register through Ladok for students, both for the first exam opportunity and for a retake exam.
Remember to check that you have been properly registered by logging in to Ladok for students again. If it is stated there that you are registered you can be sure that this is the case.
If you haven’t registered in advance you may still be allow to take the exam, if there is enough places and copied exam scripts. However, you will not be anonymous - you will need to write your personal identity number and name on the exam. Remember that you must not enter the exam hall without registering in advance. You need to notify the invigilator upon arrival that you haven’t registered.
Not being able to register in Ladok for students may be a result of various factors. If you are unable to self-register you may register through the department’s course administrator.
- You need to be registered on the course. Once you have been registered on the course you should be able to register for the exam yourself (provided that the deadline has not expired).
- If you previously received a passing grade on the exam, but you want a retake to have a chance of a higher grade, the department’s course administrator needs to help you with the exam registration.
After registering for an exam, you will be assigned an anonymised assessment code, replacing your name at the exam. The lecturer marking the exam only access this specific code, instead of your personal information, and thereby establish a very high level of anonymised assessment.
Only written invigilated exams are anonymous. The system is rarely used for home exams, oral exams, quizzes or written assignments. If the anonymity system is used for these purposes the course director will inform the students. The anonymity system might not be used in case you do an exam at other faculties within Lund University.
The code is given to you during the exam by the invigilator, in connection with checking your ID. The code should be written on top of every exam paper you hand in. In case anything goes wrong with the code it’s important that you also write a personal identifier at the bottom of each page (see information below).
For courses with few students where the lecturer may recognise the students’ handwriting, the level of anonymity is slightly lower.
To ensure that your exam in the end can be connected to you, and in case something goes wrong with the anonymised assessment code, you will need to include a so-called personal identifier on all submitted sheets of the exam – in addition to the code.
The personal identifier is a short phrase, a code or a brief sentence of your choice. It can be anything, but not something that can reveal your identity.
- Present valid photo identification.
- Always follow the instructions you are given.
- Only use writing material (notepaper, etc.) handed out by the invigilators—never use notes or paper you have brought with you.
- Turn off your mobile phone and other devices, and follow the invigilators instructions on where to place them.
- Write your anonymised assessment code and a personal identifier on the exam cover sheet (in front of the invigilator) and on each sheet of the exam you are submitting. Write the anonymised assessment code at the top of the sheet and the personal identifier at the bottom.
- The responsible lecturer is normally available during parts of the exam to answer more specific questions.
- You may bring drinks and snacks into the exam.
If you have exam support (extra writing time, individual sitting, etc.), please let us know your needs well in advance. You must still register for the exam/re-exam via Ladok for Students.
You must notify your needs at least three weeks before the exam to the course coordinator (applies in Lund) or to the coordinator for exams pedagogical support (applies for Campus Helsingborg). This also applies if you have more time to register for the exam in the registration system. This is so that we can meet your requests. The opening hours for registration in Ladok for students are normally from three weeks before the exam period to one week before.
Even if you write the exam separately in another room, you will be given the anonymous code by the exam invigilator (provided that you have registered for the exam/re-exam in Ladok for students).
When the result of the exam has been entered into Ladok you will receive a notification via email. You can see your result through Ladok for students.
It’s allowed for you to re-take an exam to try to improve your grade. Contact the department offering the course if you wish to register for an exam you have already passed. You do not risk lowering the former result.