Examination Rules and Regulations
Examination and Assessment Rules and Regulations
Oral examination is a personal conversation between the examiner and the candidate. The examination is open to public. The grade is given on the day of the examination.
Written examination is written work, produced under monitoring. The time of writing spans between 1 and 4 hours.
Announcement of results
The list of candidates and examination grades are to be published seven days after the examination at the latest, and with observation of the regulations regarding personal data protection.
The candidate is entitled to see own graded written product, with grades for each answer to the questions in the test.
Monitored written work
Examination can be written, produced under monitoring and oral, as a personal conversation with the examiner. Written work with at least pass mark is a precondition for access to the oral examination.
Both, written and oral examination are considered as a unit, which can be graded separately or with one grade.
If an examination consists of both forms of examination, the schedule of oral examinations is published together with the results of written examination. Oral examination has to be scheduled to start seven working days after written examination at the latest, and so that every candidate on the list is scheduled within a period of two weeks after the written examination.
Additional rules and regulations regarding examinations and assessment can be adopted by faculty or academy, whereby special conditions can be defined, upon which the examiner and the candidate can agree on the date of the oral examination.
Group/comprehensive examination cannot encompass more than three subjects. It has to be carried out in one day in all the subjects included. Depending on the study programme, the examination can be graded with one grade or with grades for each subject of the examination. A candidate is considered to have passed the group/comprehensive examination, when one has passed every subject of the group/comprehensive examination.
Examination access requirements
A student has fulfilled the examination access requirements after the lessons in the relevant subject, and after fulfilling all the requirements, defined by the subject in the study programme.
The grading corresponds to the following grading scale:
10-(excellent: outstanding results with negligible mistakes),
9-(very good: high pass with minor mistakes),
8-(very good: sound knowledge),
7-(good: sound knowledge with major mistakes),
6-(satisfactory: adequate knowledge suiting minimum criteria),
5 - 1-(insufficient: failure, poor knowledge below minimum criteria).
Candidates with grades satisfactory (6) or more, have passed the examinations successfully.
Examinations are carried out within examination terms
Examination terms are regular and additional
Regular examination periods are winter, spring and autumn periods
Regular examination terms are defined in the work plan of each faculty or academy within periods, defined by the approved university study calender for the given academic year.
At least three examination terms in an academic year have to be scheduled for each subject in a period between and of lessons and the deadline for enrollment into the next study year.
If it is the characteristic of the subject such, that only one term a year is possible for examination, or there are substantial costs attached to it, or cooperation of third persons is required, the study programme can define only one examination term for that specific subject.
Additional examination terms are examination terms outside the defined and approved examination periods. Such terms are set for those who have completed all the study years and are completing the study programme, part-time students and candidates who are not students. The candidate and the examiner can agree on exception also when the student is full-time student after concluded lessons from that particular subject.
Notwithstanding paragraph 1 of this Article, the agreement on additional examination term can be reached between the examiner and the student with the status of sportsman, acknowledge artist or student with special needs.
Faculty or academy rules on examinations will define specific regulation for setting the additional examination terms.
The examination terms are scheduled according to specific examination regulations of faculties and academies.
The schedule should be formed in regard of the rule, that the student does not have to sit for more than one examination a day.
The examination terms are obligatory for students and examiners.
The examination terms in posgraduate study programmes are not neccessarily scheduled within approved university periods. They are defined within a framework by each faculty or academy.
Unless defined differently, the student of posgraduate study programme can sit an examination on a term, agreed mutually between the student and the examiner.
Application for the Examination and Withdrawal of Application
Application for the Examination and Withdrawal of Application is regulated by the examination regulations of faculty or academy.
The time for application must not be longer than six weeks and not shorter than three days before the start of the examination term. If the student, due to unforesseeable circumstances or force majeure, does not sit the examination or for the same reason withdraw the application in due time, it does not affect the student.
Pre-term examinations can be approved by the dean of faculty or academy on the grounds of special conditions (international student mobility, hospitalization, child-birth, active participation on a professional or cultural event or elite sport's championship, etc.) and on the grounds of the student's past study achievements, if relevant.
Appeal against given grade
Student can file an appeal against the given gradeto the dean of faculty or academy, the next bussiness day after the oral examination or three days after the published results of the written examination.
The dean nominates a board, composed of three members, which cannot be chaired by the examiner againts whise grade the appeal is filed.
If the appeal is filed against the grade of oral examination, the nominated board carries out the examination the next bussiness day after the nomination.
If the appeal is filed against the grade of written examination, the nominated board reviews and grades the candidate's written examination the next bussiness day after the nomination.
In case the examination consists of oral and written examination, the candidate can appeal againsta the grade for either form of examination – written or oral.
There is no possibility to appeal against the boards decision.
Student, failing an examination. Can re-sit the examination. Unless provided differently by this statute,a student can re-sit examination four times. Re-sitting based on successful appeal against the given grade, is not considered as re-sitting.
It is possible to re-sit exam in the same examination period, provided, there must be minimum 14 days between both sittings.
The student affairs board of the faculty or academy, or any other, according to the examination regulation assigned body of the faculty or academy, can approve of the sixth re-sitting of an examination, upon the student's application.
If a student is re-sitting the whole study year, it is considered that the examinations the student takes, are taken for the first time, even if the student has already sat for the examination in the previous academic year.
The fourth, the fifth and the sixth sitting is conducted by a board, consisting at least two members.
The costs of the fourth, the fifth and the sixth sitting is borne by the student as defined by the price-list.
Other forms of assessment
Other forms of assessment are conducted in conformity with the provisions of this statute regarding examinations, unless otherwise provided by the faculty or academy examination regulations.
Progression and repetition
Student can progress to the higher study year if the student has fulfilled all the progression requirements, defined by the study programme.
Student failing to fulfill the requirements, as defined by the study programme, can repeat the same study year once in the time of study.
Student can exceptionally be permitted to progress without fulfilling the progression requirements, defined by the study programme, in case of mitigating circumstances, such as: motherhood, longer ailment, exceptional family or social circumstances, aknowledged special needs, active participation in elite professional, cultural and sport events, active participation in the university boards.
The decision on exceptional progression is in the authority of the student affairs board of the faculty or academy or any other board, defined by the regulations of the faculty or academy.