Rules of Conduct for Examinations and Test

  1. The identity of all candidates will be checked during the examination/test. Candidates must bring their AES Student Card and place it at the right hand corner of their examination desk at the commencement of each examination/test.
  2. Candidates may read the examination/test paper or commence writing only after the invigilator has given permission to do so. Candidates are also required to check that they are given the correct question paper.
  3. In case of a candidate arriving late to their exam (mock exam/in house exam/ actual exam), if there’s 80% of time remaining, permission to enter is at the Examiner’s discretion. If the Examiner/Invigilator feels that it would be disruptive, they can refuse entry completely.
  4. If a candidate is late for an examination/test and subsequently sees a doctor and obtains a medical certificate, any application for leave of absence from that examination/test will not be accepted. The same applies if a candidate starts the examination/test or sees the question paper but does not complete the examination/test for reasons of illness and subsequently obtains a medical certificate, any application for leave of absence from that examination/test will not be accepted. Candidates are advised to see a doctor if they are unwell and not attempt to turn up for the examination/test.
  5. Candidates are not allowed to bring to the examination/test room notes, drawings, pictures, tracings, books, dictionaries (both in book or electronic form), etc, other than those specially permitted by the examiner/invigilator. They are also not allowed to wear caps or hats during the examination/test.
  6. Handphones, media players and any other electronic devices e.g. smart watches and google glasses are also not allowed. Handphones, alarms, media players and any other electronic devices must be switched off and left at the locker. If a candidate's handphone rings or sounds, he/she will be issued a warning letter for the first offence and fined a sum of $50 for each subsequent offence.
  7. Candidates are not allowed to pass anything to other candidates during the examination/test.
  8. A candidate must not, for any reason, speak to or have communication with another candidate. If any candidate wishes to ask a question, she/he must ask the invigilator directly.
  9. Any candidate who wishes to communicate with an invigilator must remain seated and raise his hand.
  10. Candidates must not eat or drink during the examination/test. However, candidates may request for permission from the invigilator to drink water from their own water bottles.
  11. If a candidate is found breaking any of these rules during the examination/test or afterwards, his paper will not be marked, and he may be told to leave the examination/test room.
  12. Any action by a candidate contrary to the letter or spirit of these rules whether discovered during the examination/test or afterwards will disqualify the candidate.
  13. Disciplinary action will be taken against any candidate found breaching of any of the examination/test rules, caught cheating or attempting to cheat.