Examination

Exam dates are listed in your course schedule. Time, location and other details for written exams in exam halls are included in the exam registration in Ladok.

Register for the exam

You must register to be eligible to take an exam (excluding take-home exams), even a re-sit. You register via Ladok no later than twelve days prior to the exam date. Format and loctaion for the exam are given in Ladok. When you register, you will receive an anonymous code that is to be written on your exam.

If you have not registered for an exam, you will not be permitted to take it.

If you no longer have an active student account, you may contact the Departmental Office.

Exam in Inspera: Most written exams are conducted through Inspera. Please check the format for your exam when you register in Ladok. Students have accees to Inspera and a demo exam to familiarise themselves with the system.

Home exams in Inspera: If an exam is conducted as a home exam in Inspera, this will be indicated when you register for the exam. Guide to home exam in Inspera.

Be prompt!

Examinations begin at the exact time listed in the schedule, on the hour with no academic quarter. If you arrive late, you may not be allowed to participate in the examination.

Once the examination has begun, you will not be permitted to leave until after the first 45 minutes have passed. This is true even if you wish to turn in a "blank" exam. No one is allowed to leave the exam hall without submitting their answers.

Things to bring

You need to bring your own writing utensils, such as a pencil and an eraser. If you are taking an exam via Inspera, you need to bring your student ID and password A to log in to the system. Paper is provided in the examination hall. Outerwear and bags are not permitted by the desks, but can be stowed away in lockers outside of the examination hall or placed in the examination hall in a designated place. Cell phones and other electronic equipment must be turned off and placed in the bags. Students are required to follow the invigilators' instructions.

You must show a valid photo-ID such as passport or national ID card. Only orginial documents are accepted. This is true for both oral and written examinations. Without a valid ID you will not be able to sit the exam.

You are allowed to bring food and/or drinks into the examination hall. Remember not to bring any food items that could cause problems for people with airborne allergies.

The university's Guidelines for the Conduct of Written Examinations at Uppsala University set out the rights and duties of the university and candidates with regard to the conduct of written examinations.

Additional information

Examinations are only given on the dates specified in the schedule.

Results can be seen in Ladok. If you still have an active student account, you should also receive an automatic email stating that a grade has been reported. Exam results are also posted in Inspera. Note however that the exam result may not be the final grade for the course/module.

The majority of written exams are left at the Departmental Office to be collected by the students. Exams written in Inspera become available to the student in Inspera when it has been corrected. Exams that have not been collected within two years of the examination are destroyed.

It is not possible to appeal a grade; however, you may contact the course teacher to discuss the way in which the exam was graded. If you suspect that the teacher has forgotten to grade a particular question or has counted the points incorrectly, you may request a copy of your exam and bring it to the teacher.

A re-sit examination close to the original examination date is provided for the those students who do not pass the original examination. Re-sits for courses offered during the spring term usually are in August.

Regulations and exam halls

Cheating and plagiarism

It is a matter of quality assurance and legal security that Uppsala University has clear routines regarding both preventing deceptive behaviour and dealing with the suspicion that deceptive behaviour has taken place. There are a variety of actions that can be classified as deceptive behavior such as unacceptable collaboration, use of cheat sheets during examination, plagiarism, or changing an exam after submission.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is an ethical breach and usually means being careless with sources and ending up passing someone else’s work off as your own. Below, you will find a brief account of the English department’s approach to plagiarism.

What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism means that that the work you have handed in is not new, original work, whether this happened intentionally or not. The following are typical instances of plagiarism:

  • Turning in someone else’s work as your own.
  • Copying from another source without quoting and citing that source.
  • Paraphrasing someone else’s text without changing the basic structure of their presentation (even if you provide a reference to the work).
  • Reusing your own texts that you have submitted before.

Why is it not allowed?

Firstly, plagiarism is not a good method for learning; secondly, it is intellectual theft, which is unethical; thirdly, your teacher will want to be sure that they assess your work and not someone else’s.

What are the consequences?

Plagiarism may be reported to the Disciplinary Board at Uppsala University, which may result in suspension from your studies. Follow the link below to find more information about Uppsala University’s policies on and routines for dealing with plagiarism here: 

Find out more

If you want to learn more about plagiarism and how to avoid it, Purdue University has a good overview.

Last modified: 2021-10-29