Let me begin with the fact that I hate exams. I get nervous, stressed and my mind goes blank as soon as I read the first word written in the exam. In Chalmers exams are slightly different (Sweden vs. Mexico), now that exam week is just around the corner I thought it would be a good idea to write a guide/list on how exams work:
This is intended to be a general informative guide to illustrate some things you should know before taking an exam.
1) Register for exams.
You need to sign-up for taking the exam, this can be done thorugh the Student Portal (“Studentportalen”). Each and every student needs to register in order to present the exam, the registration portal usually opens at least four weeks before and closes about two weeks befor the exam week (week 43, Swedes use week numbers don’t ask me why).
2) Anonymous examinations.
3) Aids permitted.
4) During the examination.
Long story short story, be prepared to show a valid photo identification card, as well as your membership card in the Student Union otherwise you can’t take the exam. Make sure to write all your information in every answer sheet, this includes your anonymous code, course code, and the page number. Another thing to remember is to order your questions and pages in the order which they were given and not in the order you made them. Sometimes multiple persons grade your exam, thats why every answer should be on a different answer sheet, so they can split the exam and review it at the same time.
5) Taking breaks during the exam.
6) Complete the exam on time.
7) Taking the exam all over again.
8) Examiation results.
9) Students with disabilities
Chalmers takes into consideretion everyone, even when it comes to presenting an exam. Thereby students with a disability may be granted extended examination hours. All students with special needs will take their exams in rooms dedicated to this purpose and are monitored by a supervisor. Again this all depends on the kind of disability and on the examination type.
It doesn’t matter if you try or if you succeed, for Chalmers any and all attempts at cheating are taking very seriously. You yourself have chosen your programme, so it makes sense that you master a minimum knowledge that may be helpful to your future career. Any suspicios of cheating will grant you a one way ticket to the disciplinary board.
So now you know the basics, good luck on your exams and don’t be stressed about it, it’s just a piece of paper with questions.