Written examinations

Written examinations are one form of assessment at Södertörn University. All written examinations at Södertörn University are coordinated by a central administrative unit.

Written examinations are one form of assessment at Södertörn University. All written examinations at Södertörn University are coordinated by a central administrative unit, which works to give you the best possible conditions for your written exam. Whatever the room, day, time or invigilator, all students must be treated equally.

Read more about which rules apply during written examinations.

How do I register for a written exam?

You register by logging in to KronoXexternal link, opens in new window?.Once you have logged in, click on the tab for Activity sessions. The link to KronoX is on SH-StudyWeb, via the link to registration for written examinations. You will also see upcoming written exams for that semester on the courses you are registered on.

You have two weeks to register for written examinations for these courses. The registration period always starts three weeks before and ends one week before the written examination. If the deadline has passed, you can contact the exam coordination unit (Tentamenssamordningen) and ask whether there are available spaces in the examination room. Please note that you cannot register on the day of the exam. If the room is fully booked, it is not possible to participate in the written exam.

Three days before the exam, an e-mail will be sent to your student account to tell you the room in which you will sit your exam. Information about the room will also be available on SH-StudyWeb from that day, via the link to Anmälan till salsskrivning.

Remember to cancel your registration if you cannot sit the exam. This is also done via KronoXexternal link, opens in new window.

ID at written exams

When you check in to the exam, the invigilator will check your identity and that you are registered to sit the exam. ID that is out of date will not be accepted as valid ID. Your ID is also used when you hand in your exam paper. It therefore makes the process easier if you keep your ID by your desk.

What happens when you check in?

Checking in to the room for the written exam starts about 30 minutes before the exam starts. Please have your ID ready when it is your turn to check in. You must also take it with you to your desk. If you do not know your anonymous code in advance, you will get it from the invigilator when you check in.

When you check in to the exam, the invigilator will check your identity and that you are registered to sit the exam. You cannot sit the exam if you are not registered for it. The doors to the exam room are closed when the exam starts. After this, no students are allowed in.

What do I do when I get to the exam room and where should I sit?

There is information outside the room about which exams are happening and their times. Check that you are at the right exam room. The notice will also tell you what colour each exam has been given. Sit at a desk where there is an information sheet that is the same colour as that for your exam. Read the information sheet carefully – it tells you what you need to know in the exam room and what you can have at your desk. Each exam room has a check-in station that you must pass before entering.

Anonymised written examinations

At Södertörn University, the vice-chancellor has decided that all written examinations are to be anonymised. This was an important issue for the students’ union and is part of Södertörn University’s work on the equal treatment of students.

What is an anonymised written exam?

If an exam is anonymised, it means that you are anonymous when your exam is marked. Each time you register for an exam, you are given a personal code. This code is unique for each exam. You write the code and the date on the exam paper and all the hand-in material, instead of your name and personal ID number. When the grade is entered in Ladok and when you are going to collect your exam from the study information desk, you are no longer anonymous.

How does it work?

The anonymising code is created when you register via KronoXexternal link, opens in new window. On registering, you can see immediately that you have registered and been given an anonymising code. You also receive an e-mail with a confirmation that you have registered.

If you have problems registering for a written exam, contact the exam coordination unit, Tentamenssamordningen, via tentamen@sh.se without delay. They will need to know your name, personal ID number and which exam you want to register for.

How do I find out what my code is?

You can see your code in KronoXexternal link, opens in new window when you have registered. You can also find out your code at the exam by contacting the invigilators when you check in, during the exam, or when you hand in the exam.

It is good if you know what your code is before you come to the exam, but if you do not know your anonymous code in advance, you will get it from the invigilator when you check in.

More information

If you would like more information about anonymised written examinations or you have other questions, please contact the exam coordination unit via tentamen@sh.se or call +46 (0)8 608 4297, +46 (0)8 608 4865, +46 (0)8 608 4019 or +46 (0)8 608 4893