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.
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 lecturer.
Small items can be placed in a clear plastic bag. Note: Plastic bags are no longer available at exam venues.
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.