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Examinations: Exam review

Why is there an examination review?

An inspection allows the student to check the notes and grades of the examiners and to recalculate the points awarded. According to the examination regulations, the inspection must take place within four weeks of the respective examination date.

  • Point out which areas/topics/assignments were lacking for passing. Pointing out these gaps in knowledge/understanding also with regard to the repeat examination.
  •  "Learning from mistakes"
  • Comparison of own solution approaches with sample solution


Procedure of an examination review

  •  The place, date and time of the inspection will be determined by the organiser/examiner conducting the inspection. Sufficient time will be provided for the inspection.
  • The inspection always takes place under supervision.
  • The grading scale and sample solutions are available for inspection during the examination.
  • Copies or photos of the exam, the assessment notes and the sample solution are not permitted. Students are allowed to take notes on the assessments under supervision.
  • Comparisons of one's own exam with the exam of another student are not permitted.


Power of attorney

Students who are unable to attend the examination inspection can be represented by an authorised person, e.g. a fellow student. The representative must present the power of attorney form and his/her own identity card to the supervisory staff when inspecting the exams.

The following applies to students who feel disadvantaged in the assessment:

  • Questions about the assessment of an assignment are to be discussed with the respective examiner. The fact that an examiner generally corrects "harder" than his/her colleague is not a reason for objection, but rather the examiner's freedom of assessment.
  • Procedural errors that can be cured immediately: A procedural error that can be corrected immediately by the examiner in charge is an error in the calculation of assessment points. This error must be reported immediately to the supervisory staff during the examination review. The number of points will then be corrected immediately and the grade adjusted according to the grading scale. The examiner will change the assessment in the campus system after the examination.

Appeal procedure

  • Students who still do not agree with the assessment of an assignment after the discussion with the respective examiner can file a reasoned objection against the assessment with the examination board. The objection must be submitted to the examination office. The fact that an examiner generally corrects "harder" than his/her colleague is not a reason for objection, but rather the examiner's freedom of assessment.
  • The general rule in administrative law is that if a student objects to the marking of examinations, an administrative act must be re-examined. In the case of an objection, the examiner is asked for a statement (so-called reconsideration procedure).
  • In this case, the examination board decides on the assessment of the exam by the examiner.