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Exams from A-Z
Exams from A-Z
- Check your exam dates and other exam information particularly for subjects not included in your study plan.
- Register for exams (Studentweb) within the current deadlines.
Deadlines for registration:
- 15 September - Registration for exams - Fall semester
- 1 February - Registration for exams - Spring semester
- 9 July - Register to "re-sit" or re-schedule exams in week 32-33
Note: Some study programmes may have exam registration deadlines that differs from the ordinary deadlines. Pay attention to information about your courses.
Cancel your exam registration
If you decide not to take the examination, you must cancel your registration in Studentweb, before the deadline.
If you don't cancel your registration by the deadline, it will be considered as an attempt to take the exam. You have limited attempts to resit an exam.
- Ordinary exams: 14 days before the examination date/start date. You will find the exact date in Studentweb
- Re-sit exams: 20 July
If you have a health problem or a disability, you may be entitled to have special arrangements during your examinations. Deadlines for submitting an application for special arrangements:
- Autumn semester: 15 September
- Spring semester and re-sit exams in August: 15 February
Compulsory assignments must be approved before you can take the exam. Kindly contact your department if you have queries regarding this.
Assessment form and date
All written home assignments should, as a general rule, be submitted in the exam system Inspera Assessment. If you have a written school exam, it will vary whether it is held analogue (on paper) or digitally. If the exam is digital, it will be tagged with INSPERA on the course information pages and in Studentweb.
Permitted examination aids
Check permitted examinations aids for your course on the course information pages.
Guidelines for the various assessment forms
How you need to prepare for your exam, depends on the form of assessment.
- Digital school exam
- Analogue school exam does not require any technical preparations, but remember to bring a pen!
- Digital home exam
- Digital oral exam
- Bachelor and master thesis
Search for "Gamle eksamensoppgaver" by course code (page in Norwegian)
Example "Gamle eksamensoppgaver TMA4135"
If you can't find what you're looking for, contact the department.
Find the date and place
Time and place for written school exams are published on Studentweb no later than three days before the exam. Please note that a course can be assigned to multiple rooms. Check carefully where you are seated.
Additional reading room places (will be announced before the examination period).
During an ongoing home exam, you must follow the information given on the cover page of the exam. See also the guidelines for home exams.
Find your room
Find your examination room in the map (after checking room name)
Analogue exam: Arrive at the exam location no later than 15 minutes before the exam starts.
Digital exam: Arrive at the exam location no later than 30 minutes before the exam starts.
If you arrive at the exam location after the exam has started, you risk not being allowed to sit the exam.
If you are delayed due to unforeseen circumstances on your way to the exam, contact the Examinations office at +47 73 59 66 00 to notify them about the delay.
Bring a photo identification which also includes date of birth (e.g. driver's license, bank card or passport). You must show this to the invigilators before you can sign the attendance list.
How to behave during the exam
All bags and personal belongings, including cell phones and other electronic equipment which can be used for communication (e.g. smart watches), must be placed at designated places in the examination room. Cell phones must be switched off.
During the examination, any communication between candidates is prohibited, both on and off the premises. You must not leave your seat without the invigilator's permission, and you must follow the invigilator's instructions.
On the wiki page Cheating on exams you can read about how cheating on exams is defined, and which consequences cheating/attempted cheating can have for you.
If you become ill during an exam, you must follow the current guidelines.
Availability of teaching staff
The teaching staff is not obligated to be available at the exam location, but are required to be available for questions if there are suspicions of errors/deficiencies in the question set. Contact an invigilator if you wish to contact the teaching staff.
Language in written assessments
You choose language/form of Norwegian (English, bokmål, nynorsk) when you register as a student on Studentweb.
You will find which rules apply to the choice of language/form for written examination question papers and examination answer papers in section 5-8 of the Academic Regulations for NTNU (pdf).
- You will find examination results on Studentweb.
- Examination result deadline is normally three weeks after scheduled examination, and is visible in Studentweb for each individual course. Please note that the results shall be published no later than the first working day after the examination result deadline.
- Explanation of grades and appeals
- Grading scale
You are responsible for keeping your exam answers if you wish to do so. It is not required to file exam answers, and they are only kept for as long as it is necessary for administrative procedures. If you wish to save digital exam answers in Inspera Assessment, you must make sure to download them before your right to study expires, and you lose access to the IT systems at NTNU.
Transcripts and diplomas/certificates
- Order a transcript or diploma/certificate
- Diploma supplement - English description of a Norwegian "vitnemål"
Re-sit exams have the same form of assessment as the ordinary exam, unless otherwise specified in the course description.
Videos about digital exams
Videos about digital exams
NTNU in Trondheim
NTNU in Trondheim
Opening hours for telephone inquiries:
Telephone: (+47) 73 59 66 00
Visiting address: G470, Gunnerusgate 1, 4th floor, Kalvskinnet
Open by appointment. If you need to deliver something, use the mailbox outside the door.
Postal address: Eksamenskontoret NTNU, Postboks 8900, Torgarden, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway