Sitting an exam

Exam rules

Exam rules set out what you can:

  • bring into an exam
  • do during an exam.
Allowable Materials and Instructions List

Calculators

 
1 Programmable or non-programmable calculator permitted.
2 Non-programmable calculator permitted.

Dictionaries

 
16 Unmarked, non-electronic English dictionary.
95 Unmarked except for underlining, highlighting and tabbing non-electronic English dictionary.
18 Students from non-English speaking backgrounds can bring unmarked, non-electronic translation dictionaries into the examination (non-subject specific).
97 Students from non-English speaking backgrounds can bring unmarked, except for underlining, highlighting and tabbing non-electronic translation dictionaries into the examination (non-subject specific).
19 Unmarked, non-electronic Foreign Language dictionary (non-subject specific).
98 Unmarked except for underlining, highlighting and tabbing non-electronic Foreign Language dictionary.

Notes

 
31 One A4 page of handwritten notes - no photocopies.
32 Two A4 pages of handwritten notes - no photocopies.
34 Own hand written notes only – no photocopies.
35 Own typed or hand written notes - no photocopies.
36 All lecture, tutorial or class notes handwritten or photocopied.
39 Any notes and materials except for La Trobe University Library books.
41 One A4 formulae sheet.
48 Three A4 pages of handwritten notes - no photocopies.

Books

 
51 Any books except for La Trobe University library books permitted.
54 Prescribed text - must be unmarked except for highlighting and underlining.
57 Set texts.
119  Australian Income Taxation Legislation or equivalent – must be unmarked except for underlining, highlighting and tabbing. Tabs may contain number and/or short title of provision/section only.
74 Onesteel Section Book.
118 SAA HB2.2 OR AS3600 - 2009
117 SAA HB2.2, AS1170.0, AS1170.1, AS1170.2, AS4100 and AS1720.1

Implements

 
81 Hardness testing kit.
82 Dissecting kit.
83 Molecular model kit.
84 Drawing implements allowed.
85 Ruler, compass, coloured pencils.
86 Hand Lens Permitted.
87 Mineral Testing Equipment Permitted.

Other

 
91 Open book, excluding all electronic media devices.
92 Students may make notes during reading time (not on script books or multiple choice answer sheets).
93 Students permitted to highlight exam paper during reading time.  No writing is permitted during this time.
102 Open book, including electronic dictionaries.

Alternative exam arrangements

Alternative exam arrangements can be made in some situations.

Frequently asked questions

Exam frequently asked questions.