Writing Names and Details during Exams

Yo what up guys, do examiners allow you to write your name after the exams finished

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  • +3 votes

    What did the examiner say when you asked them?

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      Heard a kid didn’t write their name and the examiners were like nah you have to write it during the exam, times up too bad too sad. I think it’s ridiculous a kid did his best and they just forfeit their effort, want to see what unis do

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        That story is clearly not true.

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          There is a possibility it could happen but I agree, very unlikely, every exam I've ever had had clear instructions, basically you arrive at your 8.45am exam early, thats when you get ready etc, then at 8.45am, you're given 5 to 15 minutes to write your name (usually on both exam sheet and answer sheet), count number of pages (don't look at them just count you have the right amount etc), be told about rules etc (no cheating, start time, end time, no leaving for the first 15 to 30 minutes etc. Then exam starts.

          Or tldr you're typically given specific time to write your name and information for the pure reason that it doesn't impact total time for the exam.

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            @trustnoone: Really, they say reading time no pens, waste your writing time to write your names, room number and other info

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            @trustnoone: That's not true. Not sure which uni OP is talking about, but Melbourne uni do exactly what OP said. Details can only be filled during writing time. They make this very clear as an uni rule, also notified 3 times during each exam.

            That said, the exam will most likely get marked. So don't worry about it. (if Melbourne uni)

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              @MagicMushroom: Oh whoa really? Its been a few years since I was at uni, but it was like this at Uni SA and Usyd, I wonder if rules have changed, or if its more a uni per uni thing. Cheers for clearing it up.

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              @MagicMushroom: I guess it depends on the uni.
              Just had an exam today in WA, we were given time to specifically fill out details on the attendance, question and answer sheets.
              This took about 5-10 mins, followed by 10 minutes for reading, and then the actual exam time.

              P/s: you can even write notes into your question sheets during reading time, just not on the answer sheet.

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        I've sat exams for La Trobe uni, Melbourne Uni, Cambridge uni and PSL and I've never heard of anything like that before. That's rough!

  • +1 vote

    Just bring a sticker with your name on it - saves time

  • +6 votes

    they let you fill that out in reading time.

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      Nah they said no pens during reading, then when they say 2h starts and then they instruct you on what to do, i’m Like wtf

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        Which uni is that? Every single uni I've attended had instructions prior to reading time.

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        oh ok, have been allowed to fill out during reading time and in our reading time were able to use pen to write on scrap paper, just not on exam paper or in answer booklets. we must attend different exams.

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    A lot of exams are prenamed with a sticker and you need to find your spot

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    Of course they would, have sat many exams, but to be fair why would you not write your name.

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    They do not; writing is supposed to be done in writing time. I've attended two unis and invigilators immediately start collecting papers when the time elapses.

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    You have to do it during writing time, I had one this morning

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      Yeah, it’s so strange tome like back in the hsc, they never told us to waste like 5 or so minutes filling out our name during writing time, we just do it before before reading time

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    At my uni (Charles Sturt) you were allowed to write during reading time and that's when I always filled out my details.

    In fact you had to because the invigilators would come around and check the name you wrote matched your uni ID card.

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    They will crack the shits but they will either let you write it after time, or they will write it.

    But reading time is usually name filling and Id checking time.

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    Depends on your uni, but I am at the uni that has just converted to trimesters (lol)

    I got scolded by the invigilator for finishing writing the details on like the other 3 booklets I used for a math exam after "time is up". I think they were also collecting the booklets from each person in one column quite quickly at that moment, and when they got to me they scolded me and just said "well it's too bad, we're collecting them now, just next time do it during writing time". If you came "late" to the exam time like after they do the 7 minute briefing before reading time starts which you can write your details then you can't really write your details in reading time, only in writing time.

    Anyways that time I pretty much only had my outer booklet finished with my details, the other 3 were folded in with nothing/incomplete details written. Didn't have any issues with my final marks at the end of the course though.

    In another exam in 3rd year of uni I saw someone writing their details after "time is up", and the only invigilator in the room became angry and pretty much wrote his name/details down for breaching exam conduct - something they could do to you instead of just warning you. He made a scene about it and was shouting that it was against exam rules to write after the exam time is up, etc, poor student that got caught.

    So pretty much write your details before the exam if possible, if not then just do it at the start of the exam in writing time or something.

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