What to expect on exam day

Before the exam

  • Take with you a black pen, pencil, eraser and your passport/ID

  • Be at the exam venue at least 15 minutes before the start time

    Upon entering the room

    • Switch off your mobile phone, including any alarms/reminders.

    • Switch off any other electronic devices, including alarms on your watch.

    • Place mobile phones and other unauthorised items where the invigilator will specify. You may keep a bottle of water.

    • After you are seated, the invigilator will ask to see your passport / ID in order to confirm that you are the indeed the correct candidate.

    • The invigilator will distribute the Quaderno d’esame and the Fogli delle risposte.

    • If the name printed on your question papers is not correct, please inform the invigilator immediately.

    • The invigilator will give specific instructions for each paper. Please pay attention and ask the invigilator if you have any questions about the procedure.

      When the exam starts

      • Do not to open the question papers until the invigilator tells you to do so.

      • The invigilator will inform you about the duration of each paper. Make sure that you complete all tasks in the allocated time as you will not be allowed any extra time to transfer your answers. The timeline of the exam will always be visible on the whiteboard.

      • You must not talk, copy, keep or use unauthorised items (such as mobile phones) because you risk being disqualified.

      • If you need to go to the bathroom during the test, put your hand up to attract the attention of the invigilator. An invigilator must accompany you for security reasons.

      • If you have any questions during the test, raise your hand to ask for help.

      • The invigilator will remind you when you reach the last 10 and 5 minutes before the end of the written papers.

        After the exam

        • At the end of each paper stop writing immediately when the invigilator tells you to do so. If you have any questions or problems, tell the invigilator immediately.

        • The invigilator will collect the Foglio delle risposte, the Quaderno d’esame and rough work before you are permitted to leave the exam room. You must remain seated while this happens.

        • Before leaving the room, make sure that you take with you all your personal belongings.

        • Make sure that you keep a copy of your Foglio di identificazione. You will be able to access your results with the codes available on it.