Supplementary regulations to the regulations for examinations (full-time programmes)

Supplementary regulations to the regulations for examinations (full-time programmes)

Section 1. Supplementary regulations to Section 8 Execution of written school-based examinations under supervision

1.1 Execution of written school-based examinations on paper

1.1.1 Before the examination

  • The examination starts at 9.00 unless otherwise specified.

1.1.2 During the examination

  • The candidates must sign the candidate list once the examination has started. The candidate list states the candidate number that is to be noted on the examination answer paper. The candidate numbers are available on StudentWeb, and must be used in connection with any explanations of grades, and, if applicable, for appealing grades.
  • Examination answer paper will be handed out with copy paper. The course code, the date and the candidate number must be noted on all pages. All the pages must be numbered, and the total number of pages should be noted on the first page.
  • Only paper handed out by the invigilators may be used.

1.1.3 Handing in the answer paper

  • Tags will be handed out that are to be used to fix the pages together into two copies. The candidate is responsible for checking the numbering of the pages and that the number of pages handed in complies with the number stated.
  • The candidate is also responsible for ensuring that the copy is legible. The candidate shall keep the bottom copy.
  • Any unused examination paper must be handed in before leaving the examination hall.
  • Candidates are not permitted to communicate with each other until they have left the examination hall.

1.2 Execution of written, electronic school-based examinations

1.2.1 Before the examination

  • The examination starts at 9.00 unless otherwise specified. The candidate must log on to the relevant examination at least 15 minutes before it is scheduled to start.
  • The candidates must sign a list once the examination has started. The candidate list states the candidate number. The candidate number will automatically be assigned to the answer paper.
    The candidate numbers are available on StudentWeb, and must be used in connection with any explanations of grades, and, if applicable, for appealing grades.

1.2.2 During the examination

  • Candidates are responsible for bringing a laptop computer with a charger and the appropriate software to use during the examination. Wireless equipment is not permitted.
  • Only paper handed out by the invigilators may be used.
  • In the event of technical problems, the candidate must contact a technical invigilator immediately. If the candidate fails to alert an invigilator, the matter may be treated as cheating or attempted cheating.
  • All activity in WISEflow will be logged for technical reasons and may be used to reveal breaches of the Regulations for Examinations at NHH.

1.2.3 Submitting the answer paper

  • Candidates are responsible for keeping track of remaining examination time, and for making sure that any attachments are included in their answer paper within the deadline.
  • When a candidate has finished, or time is up, the examination invigilator has to enter a password to confirm submission. Candidates are not permitted to communicate with each other until they have left the examination hall.

1.3 Permitted examination aids

Permitted examination aids for courses at the Norwegian School of Economics are specified by the course coordinator in connection with the course.

1.3.1 General information about examination aids

Candidates may only bring food, drinks and permitted aids to the desk. Books, notes etc. that are not permitted aids must be stored in the designated place. Examination aids will be checked prior to the examination.
Candidates who arrive at the examination hall after examination aids have been checked, must hand in their examination aids to be checked upon arrival. Permitted aids will be returned to the candidate after they have been checked.

Examination aids that are not permitted or do not conform to the applicable regulations will be confiscated, and will not be returned to the candidate until the examination time is up. The candidate will not be given examination aids to replace those confiscated during the examination. Other sanctions may also be imposed.

If a candidate is in doubt about whether an examination aid is permitted, he/she should contact the course coordinator well in advance of the examination date.

Permitted examination aids must be bound. Copies cannot be used unless otherwise specified under the specific list of aids for individual courses. The examination aids must not contain any loose sheets.

Permitted examination aids may contain:

references to other permitted examination aids

  • underlined/highlighted passages as specified below

Underlining words and parts of or complete sentences is permitted, as is using different colours of marker pens. Marking single letters in the text to form words is not permitted. Drawing horizontal or vertical lines in the margin is permitted.

References must be presented as follows:

  • References to acts and regulations shall only include the title and/or date (number if applicable), chapter, section and/or subsection/paragraph, sentence, number or letter. Reference can be made to several sources in the same reference, for example to several paragraphs.
  • Common abbreviations for acts such as sktl. for the Taxation Act and asl. for the Limited Liability Companies Act etc. can be used. A reference may be stated as: strl.ikrl.§25, opph. v.l. 25/2-72 nr.3.
  • References can only begin with the following words: opphevet (opph.), endret (endr.), se, jevnfør (jf./jfr.), konferer (cfr./kfr.) or sammenlign (sml.)

You can number the individual subsections in a section and sentences in subsections in consecutive order.

You are permitted to correct errors in incorporated references in examination aids using correction fluid. The removal of printed text in an aid the candidate brings to the examination is not permitted.

Incorporating highlighting/references in a manner other than that mentioned above is not permitted.

It is not permitted to borrow examination aids from other candidates during the exam.

1.3.2 Dictionary

Candidates can bring one dictionary to all exams unless otherwise specified for the individual exam. Economic and legal dictionaries are not permitted. There are separate rules for language subjects and elective law courses: see information about permitted examination aids in the individual course descriptions. Electronic dictionaries are not permitted. No references can be entered in dictionaries.

1.3.3 Use of calculators

Courses at bachelor’s degree level:

Only the following types of calculators are approved for use as examination aids (if a calculator is a permitted examination aid):
Casio fx-CG10/20
Casio fx 9750/9860
Casio cfx 9850/9950
Texas Instruments 83
Texas Instruments 84

All versions of these four calculators are permitted (G, GB, GC, Plus, Silver edition etc.)

The memory of the calculator must be deleted before the exam, and it shall at no point during the examination contain pure text. The candidate must be able to demonstrate that the calculator memory is empty. Please note: If he/she cannot do so, it will not be possible to use the calculator during the examination.

Memory cards are not permitted and must be removed from the calculator before the start of the examination.

Calculator user manuals are not permitted.

Courses at master’s degree level:

All calculators are permitted, except calculators with wireless communication options.

The memory of the calculator must be deleted before the exam, and it shall at no point during the examination contain pure text. The candidate must be able to demonstrate that the calculator memory is empty. Please note: if he/she cannot do so, it will not be possible to use the calculator during the exam.

Memory cards are not permitted and must be removed from the calculator before the start of the examination.

Calculator user manuals are not permitted.

Section 2. Supplementary regulations to Section 9 Execution of home examinations and other written work that are included in the form of assessment, or which form the basis for course approval

2.1 General rules for home examinations and other written work that are included in the form of assessment, or which form the basis for course approval

In addition to these regulations, the candidates are obliged to familiarise themselves with:

  • The regulations and programme description (information about assessment form, requirements for course approval etc.)
  • The Regulations for Examinations at NHH (full-time programmes)
  • Information about the courses provided at lectures and the courses’ webpages/itslearning/canvas.

2.1.1 Execution of home examinations and other written work that are included in the form of assessment, or which form the basis for course approval

The duration of the home examination is stated in the exam plan. For assignments/projects taking place during the course, the duration will be specified by the lecturer at a lecture and/or announced on the course’s webpages.

Distribution of examination questions: Home examination questions will be distributed at a date and time stated in the exam plan. The examination papers are posted in WISEflow unless otherwise specified. For projects taking place during the course, home examination questions will be distributed in connection with a lecture and/or made available on the course’s webpages/itslearning/canvas, at a time specified by the lecturer.

Submission: The home examination and other written work that are included in the form of assessment are submitted in WISEflow, unless otherwise specified. The standard deadline for submission is by 14.00, and the date is stated in the exam plan. Late submissions will not be accepted, and will be considered ‘no-shows’ (meaning that they will count as an attempt at the examination). The submission of written work that only forms the basis for course approval is subject to the course coordinator’s instructions on submission deadlines and channels.

The candidate number is made available in StudentWeb well ahead of the submission of home examinations and other written work that are included in the form of assessment. The candidate number must be noted on the front page of the home examination answer paper on submission. For group examinations, all the candidate numbers must be noted.

The examination answer paper should be numbered, and the total number of pages noted on the first page. The candidates are responsible for ensuring that a complete set of pages is submitted. The examination answer paper is normally submitted as a PDF.

Recommendations given by the department on the maximum number of pages should be followed.
The staff of NHH are not available during the examination period. Projects completed during the course, where organised supervision forms part of the work, are an exception to this rule. For home examinations linked to courses in data processing, the staff of NHH will only be available to help correct faults in NHH hardware or software used in connection with the examination.

Consulting external parties outside NHH is not permitted.

Only publicly accessible information can be used as sources. By publicly accessible information is meant books, articles or other material available to the general public at libraries, public archives or on the internet.

All sources must be listed, and the rules for reference lists and source references must be followed. Cf. Regulations for Examinations at NHH (full-time programmes), sections 9 and 10.

The library’s writing portal also provides guidelines for references: http://sokogskriv.no/

2.1.2 Group-based work that is included in the form of assessment, or which forms the basis for course approval

The permitted number of students in a group is announced by the lecturer during lectures or on the course’s webpage/itslearning/Canvas. As a rule, the students themselves are responsible for forming groups. The lecturer should be notified of the composition of each group, pursuant to the instructions he/she has provided. The group composition is binding once the lecturer has been notified.

Different groups are not permitted to cooperate on the examination etc. Cooperation is only permitted between members of a group as notified to the lecturer by the deadline.

The group may, however, discuss the examination with people outside the group. Each group must answer the examination in their own words, based on their own assessments and analysis. Any contact with others outside the group must not therefore develop into a cooperation involving e.g. exchanges of self-written material to be used in the examination answer papers.

The answer paper should be the group’s independent work. This also means that each group must submit its own answer paper, and that the papers must not, either in large or small sections, appear to be a copy of another group's answer paper. Cf. also Section 3.

The grade awarded for a group examination may only be appealed if the whole group wishes to appeal. The appeal must be signed by all members of the group.

Section 3 Supplementary regulations to Section 10 Cheating

3.1 Cheating in connection with written school-based examinations:

If prohibited aids are available in or outside the examination hall after the examination questions have been distributed, this will be regarded as cheating or attempted cheating.

Prohibited aids include:

  • any books from the syllabus or literature which is not specified as a permitted aid
  • calculator of a type not permitted (cf. 1.4.3)
  • 'cheat sheets', pages of notes inserted into books or notes made in permitted aids etc.
  • sheets of paper with text that has been written beforehand and that are not specifically listed as permitted aids
  • mobile phones or other aids that are not explicitly permitted

Communication with other candidates while the examination is in progress will be considered cheating or attempted cheating

If a candidate needs to contact the department's contact person to clarify a question or because he/she suspects there may be an error in a question, the contact should be made through an invigilator. Consultation regarding how to answer the questions is not permitted.

3.2 Cheating in connection with unsupervised written examinations

This applies to elements of both the assessment form and compulsory elements that form the basis for the approval of courses, e.g. home examinations, projects, term papers, compulsory assignments or individual or group reports.

The following will be considered cheating or attempted cheating:

  • Any quotes from the internet, books, own or others’ written work used without marking the text in question as a quote and including a reference in the reference list
  • The use of one’s own or another person’s answer paper from a previous examination in connection with the current examination.
  • An answer paper which has been written for the candidate by another person/another group.
  • An answer paper found on the internet.
  • Any cooperation with other people on individual answer papers or with other groups than one’s own on group assignments.
  • Including one's name in an answer paper in connection with group work to which the student has not duly contributed.

Please note that in relation to group-based answer papers, the whole group is responsible for the answer paper in its entirety, irrespective of the work method/internal allocation of tasks used. If the answer paper, in whole or in part, has a content that can be regarded as constituting cheating or attempted cheating, the group as a whole can be held responsible, cf. the rule on collective responsibility in Section, 9 (6) third sentence.