What is a written sit-down exam?
A written sit-down exam is taken in an examination hall simultaneously with other students. There are two forms of sit-down exams: paper exams, written with paper and pen, and digital exams, written and assessed in a web-based system called DISA at the University of Gothenburg. Therefore, digital exams at the University is often referred to as DISA exams.
Both paper and digital exams should always be organised in a way that maintains anonymity when evaluating answers.
Rules for examinations
As a student, it is your responsibility to be aware of and follow the rules for examinations. Here, we have summarized what applies to a written sit-down exam, but we also recommend that you download and read the Rules and regulations for first- and second-cycle examinations at the University of Gothenburg, available on Laws and regulations.
Different examination halls
Sit-down exams are often held in the University's common examination halls, but they can also take place in examination halls at departments. The rules for written sit-down exams at the University of Gothenburg apply even when the department coordinating the course holds a sit-down examination at another higher education institution, such as Chalmers.
Under certain conditions, you can also take examinatons at another place. A written decision from the head of department or equivalent is required, and you must apply to the department coordinating the course no later than four weeks before the exam date. The university currently does not have the possibility to accommodate students from other universities to take exams.
About examinations in the common exam halls