Through examination you show that you have fulfilled a course's intended learning outcomes, for example through an exam or project task. Here you can read bout how to register for an exam, the different types of examinations and the rules that apply.
Mandatory registration for exams
For exams during exam periods and for less extensive exams such as quizzes, you must register via Ladok, under the heading Examinations. Don't forget to confirm your registration - once the exam is confirmed, it will appear under the tab Signed up.
Your education at KTH is divided into courses that are examined separately. The courses are in turn usually divided into examination parts. The examination is designed to cover all intended learning outcomes. You can find your course's intended learning outcomes in the course and programme catalogue.
Your courses may have different ways of being examined. You will be informed about the examination for each course at the start of the course. Some courses end with a written or oral exam, while others are examined by an assignment or project.
A common way of examining a course is by written examination.
Scanned exams you have written can be found in Canvas or here:
It is the duty of the school to inform preregistered students of their assigned seats in the exam room no later than the day before the exam date.
Valid photo ID is required, without exception.The following forms of identification are acceptable:
Valid passport; provisional passports are not accepted
Swedish national identity card
Swedish driver's license
Swedish sis-marked identity card or identity card issued by a Swedish governmental agency, for example the Swedish Tax Agency
Please note that if you have a Swedish personal identification number, you also must have a Swedish ID card to identify yourself when taking exams
Citizens of an EU /EEA country without a Swedish person number can use a valid national identity card as acceptable identification
Entrance to the examination hall is organized with two inpasses as follow:
Inpass 1 occurs at the latest, 10 minutes before the start of the examination, then the door closes to the examination hall.
Inpass 2 occurs after 30 minutes. Before inpass 2 students with exam registration but have been late will get the same information as other students in the examination hall.
Students who arrive later than 30 minutes after the exam’s starting time may not take the exam.
Teachers on duty should be available by telephone throughout the writing period in order to resolve any uncertainties surrounding the writing if necessary. Teachers on duty should visit the writing rooms if no special reason is preventing and the invigilator should be informed if visits are not received.
The time on the invigilator’s watch is the applied one.
Exam question papers or your own notes on paper may not be taken from the examination hall when leaving.
If you have not registered for the exam in time, you may write the exam if there is a free seat in the examination hall, for example if a registered student does not show up. You then have to submit a valid course registration transcript in printed form to the invigilator. Note that digital transcripts does not apply in this case. A course registration transcript can be obtained in one of the following ways:
Print the course registration transcript by using this link: Create registration transcripts
Obtain a signed course registration transcript from the education office where the course is given.
Digital exams can be conducted in a variety of ways, both on campus in a computer lab or using your own computer on or off campus. You can read about different types of digital exams here.
Registration is mandatory, just like written exams.
Please note that you cannot write the exam subject to availability like you can for written exams, registration via Ladok is mandatory for digital exams.
The examinees must receive written information from the examiner describing the exam prior to the examination.
It is recommended that course coordinators/examiners arrange a practice session one week prior to the examination and together with the students go through the examination form.
Before a digital examination, it is important that you try to log in before the examination so that you are sure that you have the right password.
The examinees should be able to ask questions to teacher(s) for clarification of the examination during the examination.
For re-examination in order to raise a passed grade (”plussning” in Swedish), contact the course examiner.
Examination in computer rooms
Examination in a computer room works in much the same way as a traditional written exam, but you write and submit your answers on a computer instead of on paper.
Extra examination session at the end of your education
As a program student at undergraduate or advanced level, you have the possibility to apply for an extra examination opportunity at the end of your education. In order for the application to be approved, you must meet certain requirements.