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Examination rules Inf: sessions, format, misconduct, time limits

Information on a number of essential regulatory aspects applying to examinations in the Faculty of Informatics is set out below. The statements should be regarded as for information only. In the event of discrepancies and for all legal purposes, the Study Regulations shall apply.

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  • Sessions


    There are two examination sessions:

    • an ordinary session;
    • a supplementary session.

    An ordinary session is held at the end of each semester (summer session and winter session). Before the start of the autumn semester, there is a supplementary session (autumn session).

    The ordinary session comprises all the examinations on the courses in the semester that precedes the session. The supplementary session comprises those examinations for which there are candidates registered.



    The dates of the sessions are shown in the Faculty examinations schedule.

  • Format and language

    The possible formats and language of the examinations are set out in the Study Regulations.

  • Conditions for obtaining a pass

    Terms and conditions apply for passing individual examinations, satisfactorily completing individual years of the course and completing the full programme of study to obtain the diploma – in particular, a limit on the number of attempts and time limits.

    The terms, time limits and consequences of failing to comply with them are set out in the Study Regulations. Please refer to them.

  • Cheating acts during exams

    If, during a written exam, evidence emerges that a candidate is cheating, the examiners must present a written report to the Director of Bachelors’ / Masters’ studies who, as appropriate, will initiate the procedure pursuant to art. 38.

    In the case of flagrant or suspected use of illicit means, the examiners must:

    ● confiscate the extra or illicit material immediately;
    ● allow the student to continue/finish the exam;

    In all cases of flagrant or suspected use of illicit means and in the case of disturbance of the exam, the examiner must write a report and send it to the Director of Bachelors’ / Masters’ studies. In this case, the examiner must immediately inform the candidate verbally of the fact that a report will be made.

    The following penalties in the case of proven illicit acts or behaviour during a written exam are explained in the Study Regulations.

  • Means of complaint

    A student may appeal against any decision that affects his / her rights and expectations, including examination results, within the time limits and according to the methods set out in the Study Regulations.

  • Access to exam papers

    The University grants students access to their exam papers for a period of 30 days after the grades are disclosed - see Guidelines on viewing and archiving exam and matriculation documents 





Updated on: 15 October 2019