Notice to Candidates
Please read these carefully. Starting times for the examinations
You should arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your examination to deposit your personal belongings (including all electronic devices, which should be switched off) before taking your seat.
If you arrive after the start of the examination, but no later than 30 minutes after the start of the examination, you will be admitted to the examination, but you will not be given extra time.
If you arrive more than 30 minutes late for an examination, you will not be admitted to the examination.
Rules for Examinations
If you break any of the following rules, your case may be considered under the Procedures for the Consideration of Allegations of Assessment Offence
- You must follow all instructions given to you by invigilators or officers of the University of Seychelles.
- No food or drink other than water in a clear container is permitted in the examination room.
- Mobile telephones, tablets, smartwatches or other portable electronic devices are to be switched off (not put on silent) and left in your bag, which will remain in the front of the examination room.
- Ear plugs or ear defenders are not permitted in the examination room.
- Sunglasses, hat, cap except for religious purposes is not allowed in the examination room.
- You may not bring any books, papers or instruments into the examination room except those specifically stated in your Permitted Materials List if you have one. If you find that you have accidentally brought in items that are not permitted, you should give them to an invigilator immediately. If an invigilator discovers you to be in possession of unauthorised aids, they will be confiscated from you. The University reserves the right to make copies of the original aids or retain them at its absolute discretion.
- The only stationery items permitted are writing materials. Pencils can also be used, but for diagrams only. You must never write in pencil or use correction fluid. Pencils cases are not allowed at your examination desk.
- Your handwriting must be legible. You should write as clearly as possible and avoid using faint ink. If an examination script is considered to be illegible by the Examiners, you may be awarded a mark of zero for that examination. No scripts will be transcribed.
- You must place your photographic identification (passport, driving licence or national identity card), including your student ID on your desk, with the candidate number showing, and leave it there throughout the examination.
- You must write your candidate number as it appears on your student identification on the examination script. Please do not write your name anywhere on your answer books.
- You are not permitted to use scrap paper. All rough work must be done in your examination script and crossed through. At the end of your examination you must ensure that you tie any supplementary scripts inside the back of your main answer script using the string provided. Supplementary examination scripts will only be provided when you have filled the previous script.
- You must not exchange any information with another student during an examination. This includes, but is not limited to, speaking, gesturing, passing notes, copying or allowing your work to be copied.
- Your question paper or answer book(s) must not be taken from the examination room and you must not damage any paper or material supplied to you. You must not reveal any details of an examination paper in such a way (e.g. online) that a student who is yet to sit that paper may be advantaged.
- You are not permitted to leave the examination room during the first hour of the examination, or the last 30 minutes.
- If the examination is 1 hour in duration, you will not be allowed to leave the examination room until the end of the examination.
- Your examination will end at the time announced by the invigilator and you must stop writing at this point. You must remain at your desk until the invigilator has collected the scripts, and has given permission to leave.
- You will be informed of the time left for your examination as follows:
*30 minutes to the end of the exam
*5 minutes to the end of the exam