Examination Support materials

Examination Support materials

The lecturer must provide information regarding permitted examination support materials on Canvas well in advance of the examination. These will also be listed on the front page of the examination question paper.

You cannot expect NHH to provide examination support materials that you can borrow, or extra batteries/pens. Come prepared!

This is an unofficial translation from the Norwegian version of the Supplementary regulations for the Regulations for the full-time studies and is provided for information purposes only. Authenticity remains with the Norwegian version. In the event of any inconsistency, the Norwegian version shall prevail.

Permitted examination support materials must be stated in the course description.

General information

  • Examination support materials will be subject to inspection before the examination.
  • Candidates who meet after the examination has started must give permitted support material to the invigilators for inspection immediately on arrival.
  • Illegal examination support materials, or materials that are not in accordance with the regulations will be seized, and will not be returned until the examination is finished. The candidate will not be compensated for seized material. In addition, other sanctions may be imposed.
  • Permitted examination support materials must be bound. Copies are not permitted unless specifically stated in the course description. The examination support materials may not have any loose sheets.
  • You may not borrow support materals from other candidates during an examination.
  • A candidate may bring one laptop (PC or Mac) and a charger to a digital examination. Hybrid computers (e.g. Surface) may only be used with a complete version of Windows (not RT or 10S). Tablets may not be used.
  • Wireless equipment is not permitted during an examination.
  • Dictionary


    • Electronic dictionaries are not permitted.
    • Economic or legal dictionaries are not permitted.
    • For examination in language and law, own rules may apply - see course description
    • One bilingiual dictionary may be used, unless the course description states otherwise.
    • No references are permitted in dictionaries.


    • The course description will specify whether calculators are permitted during the exam.
    • If calculators are permitted, all calculators that CANNOT be used for wireless communication are permitted.
    • The calculator's memory must be cleared before the exam, and the candidate must be able to demonstrate that the memory is empty. If the candidate is unable to do so, the calculator may not be used during the exam.
    • Memory card are not permitted and must be removed from the calculator before the start of the exam.
    • Calculator used manuals are not permitted as support material.
  • Referencing


    If written support material is permitted during an assessment, this must be clearly stated in the course description. Both the support material and the category it belongs to must be stated there.

    Written support material used in an assessment must be marked with the candidate's name.

    From the spring semester 2023 NHH divides written support material into three different categories based on the degree of permitted processing:

    I - no processing (for example dictionaries)

    II - processing in accordande with established regulations

    III - all written support material and all processing permitted

    Category I

    In this category, no type of input or processing is permitted. The copy must be as "clean" as it was acquired.

    This category includes, for example, dictionaries.

    Electronic dictionaries are not permitted.

    Category II

    This category typically includes collections of laws, as well as special editions of laws and regulations, where processing is permitted as stipulated here:

    • References to other permitted support material
    • References to published court decisions
    • Candidates are allowed to underline words or parts of sentences, and use highlighters in multiple colours. Horizontal and vertical lines in the margin are permitted. Marking individual letters in the text to form words is not permitted.
    • Errors in references in permitted support material may be corrected using correction fluid. Removing printed text from support material is not permitted.
    • Indexing (tabs etc.) is permitted. Such tabs may only indicate the name or abbreviation of the act, the year, number or chapter headings exactly as they appear on the page that is indexed. Names of mathematical formulas are also permitted.

    References should be given as follows:

    • References to acts and regulations may only contain the title and/or date (number, if applicable), chapter, section and/or subsection, sentence, number or letter. Including several sources in the same reference, for example multiple subsections, is permitted.
    • References to published court decisions shall follow the following format: RG or RT (year)-(page) or in the form published in Lovdata.
    • Common abbreviations (such as sktl., asl. etc.) are permitted. A reference may, for example, be written as follows: strl.ikrl. § 25, opph. v.l. 25/2-72 nr.3.
    • References can only be introduced with the following words: repealed (opph.), amended (endr.), see (jf./jfr.), confer (cfr./krf.) or compare (sml.).
    • The individual subsections of a section and sentences in subsections may be numbered in consecutive order.

    Electronic devices do NOT fall into this category.

    Category III

    In this category, all written support material and all processing of these are permitted.

    Electronic devices do NOT fall into this category.

This text is taken from supplementary provisions:

Supplementary provisions