Exam rules and tips
Rules of Conduct
You will be reported for misconduct if:
- your mobile phone is not switched off and placed under your desk
- you have or try to use notes, including notes written on your body
- you have or try to use dictionaries or equipment not allowed for your exam
- you do the exam for someone else or you let someone else do the exam for you
- you get or try to get answers from another person
- you disturb other students or do not follow the instructions of a staff member.
- you disturb other students or do not follow the instructions of a staff member
RMIT students and staff have a shared responsibility to maintain the integrity of RMIT assessment through the adherence and enforcement of the RMIT Exams Student Guidelines, policies and processes.:
Know your responsibilities! Read the RMIT Exams Student Guidelines.
Items you must bring to your exam
- You must present your student card when you enter the exam venue. If you’ve lost your card, or it’s expired, it’s easy to get a new one - find out how.
- Stationery - pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners.
- Small items can be placed in a clear plastic bag such as a ziplock bag.
Items that are permitted in the venue
- Non-carbonated water in a clear plastic bottle.
- Wallets, purses, keys. Mobile phones, laptops, tablets, smart devices. These must be switched off and placed under your desk (not in your pocket).
- Exam materials, e.g. calculators, dictionaries, when specifically permitted (these are not available at the exam venue).
- Revision notes and
text books(these must be placed under your desk).
- Open book and limited text materials when specifically permitted, as advised by your School).
Small items can be placed in a clear plastic bag such as a ziplock bag.
Items not permitted under any circumstances
- Bags, handbags, laptop bags and backpacks*.
- Hot drinks.
- Carbonated water or soft drinks.
- Food of any kind.
- Opaque water bottles.
- Metal cutlery.