ACCESS TO EXAMINATION PAPERS AND REVISION OF MARKS
All examination candidates at the WiSo Faculty are entitled to be granted access to their written examination papers. Here you can find all necessary information concerning written exam inspections of this faculty.
Currently, the Examination Office is responsible for organising access to the following written examination papers: Core Module Macroeconomics (Economics), Core Module Macroeconomics (Economics with Social Sciences), Core Module Macroeconomics (Business Administration), Core Module Macroeconomics (Social Science), Core Module Statistics, Advanced Module Statistics and Core Module Civil Property and Economic Law.
All of the necessary information about access to these papers will be published here.
The Examinations Board adopted the following binding rules concerning access to written examination papers and request for revision of marks:
The regulations listed under No. 1 to 17 concern examinations taken in the form of a written examination. Regulations for other forms of examination can be found under No. 18.
1. The examination office must be informed of the dates of all accesses to examinations so that they can be published on the faculty's website. This does not apply if all participants in an examination are informed directly by the examiner, e. g. by e-mail, of all important dates within the scope of access to examinations.
2. The following dates must be announced at least two weeks before the start of the registration period: Registration period, date of access or, if individual access dates are allocated, date of announcement of the individual access date as well as approximate time frame of the access dates. The approximate date (week) of access must be announced six weeks in advance on the institute’s/department’s homepage or in KLIPS.
3. All information concerning access can be additionally announced by the relevant institute/department. The information about the specific dates of access (see No. 5) must be published on the institute’s/department’s website.
4. Students must be given at least seven working days to register. It is not permissible for students to be able to register only by attending the chair in person. The registration process must comply with the applicable data protection rules. A registration via the ILIAS system has proven to be particularly suitable The institute/department can also choose not to implement a registration process.
5. If the students are not told the time and place at which access is to be granted when they register, they must be informed. Access must not commence any earlier than one week after this information is announced.
6. Only students who have registered on time are permitted to be given access. If the institute/department chooses not to implement a registration process, all students who took the examination can be given access.
7. Students’ identity must be verified before they are given their examination papers. This must be done using the examination card (students of the examination regulation 2007 with the exception of students in a course of study with an educational component), UCCard (students of the examination regulation 2015) or another photo ID document. If access is to be given to an authorised representative, he or she must present a letter of authorisation or the UCCard of the student who took the examination.
8. Only one person per candidate can be granted access for each examination. This person can be the student him or herself or a person they have authorised.
9. During access, persons assigned by the institute/department must supervise the proceedings in order, for example, to prevent students making changes to the papers. Consequently, the number of students given access at the same time and the size of the room should be such that this supervision can be performed by the assigned persons.
10. To prevent any changes being made, folders, bags and coats must be placed at the side of the room and are not allowed to be taken to the desks. As with examinations, students should be spaced out. In order to not disturb the persons present, talking should not be allowed. Students are permitted to use their own note paper and any model answers with which they have been provided. They may only use their own pens if the department/institute does not provide any.
11. Students must be given access to their papers for at least 20 minutes.
12. During the access to examinations, in addition to general supervisors, a research assistant from the institute/department must normally be present who can provide expert information on questions relating to the assessment of the examination. These should usually be someone who performed the preliminary correction.
13. Only the examiner can make a final decision on a change of assessment.
14. Students are permitted to take photographs or to make copies of their own examination papers. The institute/department organizing the access decides which of the two options is granted to the students. This does also apply for the examiner’s corrections but not for any model answers that might have been given. However, this must not in any way disturb the other persons present.
15. Photographing or copying serves exclusively for the purpose of checking one's own examination performance for possible evaluation errors even after inspection has been completed. The exam questions as well as the examiner's correction notes enjoy copyright protection and may therefore only be used for this purpose. A passing on to third parties or the publication e. g. in the Internet is not permitted therefore and can draw in the case of an offence legal consequences. Irrespective of this, legitimate legal protection interests remain, for example in the form of passing them on to a lawyer.
16. Questions concerning the mark should be discussed and resolved immediately, if possible, or at a later point during office hours at the department/institute. Students wishing to make a written complaint about the mark of their examination must provide valid reasons and make clear reference to the alleged mistakes in the assessment. The complaint must be hand in to the department/institute no later than two weeks after the date on which access was given. The examiner’s written response can only be based on the clearly described mistakes alleged in the complaint. The examiner's statement must be sent to the student no later than two weeks after submission of the application. If a student wishes to maintain his or her complaint, a written request for a revision of the marking, also providing valid reasons, must be submitted to the Examination Office within one week of receipt of the examiner's notification.
17. The examiner must note any changes in the mark on the examination cover sheet. In addition, the Examination Office must be informed in written form of the change in marking.
18. Students who wish to be granted access to the documents concerning the marking of a thesis/term paper written by them or the record of an oral examination taken by them must file a request with the thesis supervisor/examiner within two weeks of receiving notification of their mark. An appointment is then agreed for a date in the near future when the student can access the papers. They are permitted to take photographs of their thesis, the examiner’s corrections or the report. Students wishing to file a request for a revision of the marking must stick to the same time limits as those set out in point 16.
You will find information about any change in mark in KLIPS 2. 0 shortly after receipt of the examiner's notification of change.