Exam Regulations

UCD has exam procedures and regulations in place so make sure that you are aware of the rules.
Download pdf of the Exam Regulations.

The following regulations are particularly important:

You must be in possession of your UCD Student Card (UCARD) in the exam hall. Failure to produce your UCARD may result in a €50 penalty being applied to your account and may result in additional identification checks.
No Mobile Phones/Electronic Devices. If you are found using, or attempting to use, your mobile phone or any other electronic device in the exam hall, you will be subject to disciplinary action and a €50 penalty will apply.
No unauthorised materials (e.g. pencil cases, books, notes etc) are allowed in the exam hall. If you are found in possession of unauthorised materials you may be subject to disciplinary action.

FAQ

UCD student cards (UCARD)

Will I be allowed to sit an exam if I don't have my UCARD?
Yes. However, you will have to complete a Breach of Examination Regulations form and an identity check may be carried out by an invigilator. A €50 penalty may be applied to your UCD fees account.

What happens if I lose my UCARD - where can I get a replacement card?
You will be permitted to sit your exams. However, you will have to complete a Breach of Examination Regulations form and an identity check may be carried out by an invigilator. A €50 penalty may be applied to your UCD fees account.

Replacement cards may be obtained at the UCard Bureau, James Joyce Library Building, Belfield, Dublin 4. There is a fee of €20 for replacing lost cards.

What happens if I forget my UCARD?
You will be permitted to sit your exams. However, you will have to complete a Breach of Examination Regulations form and an identity check may be carried out by an invigilator. A €50 penalty may be applied to your UCD fees account.

If I have another exam on the same day or I cannot get a replacement UCARD before my next exam, will I be charged again?
No, however you will have to complete a Breach of Examination Regulations form and an identity check may be carried out at your next exam. A €50 penalty may be applied to your UCD fees account.

What do I do if I have not received my external funding for 2017/18 and therefore I am unable to obtain my UCARD?
You will be permitted to sit your exams. However, you will have to complete a Breach of Examination Regulations form and an identity check may be carried out by an invigilator. A €50 penalty may be applied to your UCD fees account, however, the penalty will be automatically removed from your account on receipt of confirmation of your external funding.

What happens if I leave my UCARD behind me in the exam centre?
All UCARDs will be retained in the exam centre in which it was left until the end of the exam session. If you have further exams, you should arrange to collect your UCARD immediately from the exam centre.

If I lose my UCARD in the exam centre is there a lost property office where I can collect it?
You should speak to one of the exam helpers in the exam centre.

Where can I get a new UCARD?
UCD student cards are available from the UCard Bureau, James Joyce Library, Belfield, Dublin 4.

If I forget my UCARD , will my passport, driving licence or other form of photo ID be accepted as a form of identity?
No. As per University examination regulations candidates are required to be in possession of their UCARD, which should be displayed on their desk.

Mobile phones/electronic communication devices

Is there somewhere I can leave my mobile phone?
Yes. A cloakroom will be available in the RDS exam centre and a room is available in both the Blackrock exam centre as well as the Newman Building.

What happens if I bring my phone in by mistake and the alarm goes off or it rings?
If your mobile phone is activated or if you are seen to be using a mobile phone, it will immediately be confiscated by the invigilator and a €50 penalty will be applied to your UCD Fees account.

If my phone is confiscated in the exam centre, where and when can I collect it?
You will receive an email to your designated email account informing you when your phone is ready for collection.

How do I pay the €50 penalty if I am found to be in breach of this regulation?
An online payment facility is available on SIS Student Web. You may also request a bank giro payment form from the Student Desk, UCD Registry, Tierney Building, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Unauthorised material

What can I bring in to the exam centre?
Writing implements (NOT in a pencil case), a non-programmable calculator and your UCARD.