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These guidelines for regulating Conduct of Examinations have been extracted from SAUT Examination Regulations as provided in the Prospectus, Students’ By-Laws 2001


These guidelines regulate the Conduct of Examinations at SAUT and its Constituent Colleges (SAUT Academic Regulations of 2018) and from Students’ By-Laws 2001. Other provisions have been added after the approval of the same by the Twenty Ninth Senate in August 2018 to be in effect from 1st January 2019.

Conduct of Examinations

  • University College examinations shall be conducted under Deputy Principal for Academic Affairs Office (DPAA), or such other officer of the College as may be appointed.
  • The DPAA shall have power to issue such instructions, notes or guidelines to candidates, invigilators and examiners of the College examinations as he/she shall deem appropriate for the proper, efficient and effective conduct of such examinations.
  • The instruction notes or guidelines issued by the DPAA, under regulation 2.1 shall form part of and be as binding as these Regulations.
  • Programs/Examinations should be evenly distributed in the Examinations Timetable. However, Examinations with many students should be scheduled in the early days.

Specific Examination Regulations for Candidates

These instructions should be read together with University General Examination Regulations.

  • Candidates should make sure that they have been issued Examination Numbers before examinations begin.
  • Candidates shall be responsible for consulting the Examination Time Tables for any changes.
  • Candidates shall be seated 15 minutes before starting time, and no student shall be allowed into the examination room thirty minutes after the starting time.

Candidates must not begin writing before they are told to do so by the Invigilator Candidates are allowed to carry only pens, pencils or other materials explicitly prescribed by the Department or in the particular examination instructions.

  • Candidates are not allowed to enter the examination room with books, mobile phones, handbags, clipboards, purses, papers, magazines and/or other such items. They may use their own calculators, or use the department’s logarithmic tables as instructed.
  • In case candidates are allowed to come with specified items into the examination room, no borrowing from one another shall be allowed during the examinations without permission of invigilator. Items allowed into the examination room shall be liable to inspection by the invigilator.
  • Each answer in an examination shall begin on a fresh page of the examination booklet. All rough work must be done in the booklet and crossed out. Candidates are not allowed to sign their names anywhere in the examination booklet.
  • All candidates shall observe silence in the examination room.
  • Candidates are not allowed to write anything in their question papers.
  • No food or drink shall be allowed into the examination room.
  • Invigilators shall have power to specify or change the sitting arrangement in the examination room; or to require inspection of a candidate; or to confiscate any unauthorised material brought into the examination room; and shall have power to expel and report from the examination room any candidate who creates a disturbance and record the incident to the Head of Department.
  • In case of alleged cheating or any other examination irregularity, the candidate and one or more Invigilators shall be required to sign an Examination Incident Form which, together with other signed exhibits, as the case may be, and the candidate’s examination booklet, shall be submitted to the respective Head of Department.
  • A candidate caught contravening the Examination Regulations shall not be allowed to continue with the examination for which 42 JUCO – Prospectus 2018/2019
  • he/she is sitting, but will not be barred from other examinations for which he/she is scheduled.

    • Candidates are strongly warned that cheating or being caught with unauthorized material contravenes the University General Examination Regulations and leads to discontinuation from studies
    • All candidates shall sign the Examination Attendance Form at the beginning and end of every examination.
    • No candidate shall be allowed to leave the examination room until one hour after examination commencement.
    • A candidate wishing to answer a call of nature must do so by obtaining permission of the invigilator and under escort leave the examination room for a reasonable period.
    • A candidate who walks out of an examination room in protest shall be disqualified from that particular examination.
    • At the end of the examination period, and on instruction from the invigilator, candidates must stop writing and assemble their scripts, which they should personally hand to the invigilator. They shall remain seated until all are allowed by the invigilator to leave.
    • Candidates are not allowed to take any examination material out of the examination room, unless specifically permitted by the invigilator.
    • Students who are required to do supplementary examinations or special examinations will be officially notified using their respective Examination Number on the College notice board and website at or through any public means of communication. Students should also supply their latest contacts such as telephone numbers or emails to facilitate communication.
    • Students must understand that the ultimate responsibility for taking the supplementary examinations precisely at the time when they are given rests with the student.