Exams

It is your responsibility to be familiar with these rules governing the conduct of exams.

You are required to:

  • Follow all instructions given by exam supervisors.
  • Be in your place in the exam room no less than 15 minutes before the time the exam commences
  • Display photo ID on your examination desk for the duration of the exam, such as a driver's licence or passport
  • Switch off all mobile telephones and/or any other communication equipment, including music players, before the exam commences
  • Place your bag under your seat before the exam commences. You do not have to place your items in a clear resealable bag as required in other UNSW exams
  • Answer all questions in English
  • Return the exam question paper along with the completed exam answer booklets at the conclusion of the exam
  • Be well for your exam - if you are unfit for your exam please consult your doctor and obtain a medical certificate for the period you are unwell. Your exam supervisors will remind you of this on the day of the exam. You cannot sit a supplementary exam once you have attempted an exam. You cannot apply for Special Consideration for performance during an exam if you sit it in an unfit state

AGSM - specific policy:

  • With the introduction of digital course material, electronic devices are now allowed into MBA Executive exams. These devices must not be connected to the internet, Wi-Fi must be disabled and tablets must be in flight mode. They must not be used to type your exam responses.
  • Please ensure that you download to your device the Course Material PDF’s from Moodle that you wish to view during the exam, as in flight mode you will not be able to access Moodle during the exam.
  • You may use software on your electronic device provided it is in flight mode. This applies to all courses unless an exception has been listed on the Exam Course Notice.
  • You may not take images of the exam question paper or your answers.
  • Please fully charge any electrical devices prior to the exam as power supplies are not available for such purposes at the exam venues.
  • AGSM Exams are supervised Open Book examinations. You may bring in printed materials, handwritten notes and textbooks of any kind.
  • The AGSM permits students to bring in suitable beverages & appropriate snacks for sustenance during exams (Eg bottled water, tea/coffee, energy drinks, muesli bars, fruit etc). Please ensure that any food items have noisy wrapping removed prior to the exam commencing & remove all rubbish at the conclusion of the exam.
  • Due to an increase in technologically advanced smart watches and analogue watches, UNSW students are not permitted to have watches on their wrist or desk.

You may not:

  • Be admitted to an exam after 30 minutes from the time the exam commences. (The exam start time includes any allocated reading time.)
  • Leave the exam room before 30 minutes from the time the exam commences.
  • Be re-admitted to the exam room after you have left it unless, during the full period of your absence, you have been under approved supervision. (This does not include bathroom breaks).
  • Leave the exam room during the final 10 minutes of the exam.
  • Obtain assistance or endeavour to obtain assistance in your work; give or endeavour to give assistance to any other candidate; or commit any breach of good order.

At the end of your exam, please be considerate of others who are still sitting exams in adjacent rooms and once directed move quickly and quietly out of the exam room.

MBAX, GCCM & MBT students

All MBAX, GCCM & MBT students (including Face-to-Face) need to complete an AGSM Invigilator Form for each course to advise Student Experience if you intend to sit your exam for that course ON or OFF campus.

All face-to-face and Sydney distance participants are encouraged to sit their exams on campus.

Your Exam Invigilator

If you sit an exam off campus, your Exam Invigilator should be someone in a senior position from your workplace (eg a Manager or direct Supervisor).

We appreciate that this is not always feasible, especially for students who run their own company or are in the highest position in their office. In such cases we recommend you suggest someone within your office who does carry a level of responsibility in their job description (eg an Assistant Manager) or some other responsible third party (eg a solicitor, Justice of the Peace, a doctor, a teacher).

If none of these are available, you can contact a local educational institution, such as a university or TAFE, who may be able to provide a location and supervisor. Please note that AGSM does not take liability for any fee incurred in organising your Exam Invigilator.

The following are not allowed:

  • Nominating a current AGSM student to be your invigilator
  • Nominating an immediate family member to be your invigilator

Your exam must be sat on the date specified in the Assessment Details section of your Study Guide, however it is up to you and your invigilator to set a time.

Exam Invigilator form

The online AGSM Invigilator form is available on the Timetables & Key Dates page.

If you have questions about your exam or the AGSM Invigilator Form, please email exams@agsm.edu.au.

Changing your Exam Invigilator

If the person you have nominated becomes unavailable you must submit a new AGSM Invigilator Form via email. If your invigilator changes less than one week prior to the date the exam is scheduled for, you should contact exams@agsm.edu.au with your new invigilator details, or call Student Experience on (+61 2) 9931 9400.

Special Consideration

If you are unable to attend your exam you may be eligible to apply for special consideration. Please check that you meet the criteria for special consideration by checking the UNSW Special Consideration policy.

How to apply for Special Consideration