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The following rules and regulations govern all examinations of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) and have been approved by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs (GSIA):


1.  Candidates must carry a valid Student ID Card to the examinations.

2. No talking is permitted as the exam papers are distributed. Talking during the exam is considered cheating.


SUMS Definition of cheating: Cheating is defined as fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic examination, or using or attempting to use materials, or assisting others in using materials that are prohibited or inappropriate in the context of the academic examination in question, such as:

  • Copying or attempting to copy from others during an exam.
  • Communicating answers with another person during an exam.
  • Preprogramming a calculator to contain answers or other unauthorized information for exams.
  • Using unauthorized materials, prepared answers, written notes, or concealed information during an exam.
  • Taking an exam for another person or having someone take an exam for you.

3. Candidates must appear at the examination hall at least fifteen minutes before the commencement of the examination.


4. You are NOT allowed to leave the examination hall during the examination and during the collection of the answer scripts. All candidates must remain seated throughout this period for invigilators to properly account for all answer scripts to be collected.


5. Any unauthorized materials, such as books, paper, documents, pictures and electronic devices with communication and/or storage capabilities such as cell phone, tablet PC, laptop, smart watch, portable audio/video/gaming devices etc. are not permitted into the examination hall.


6. Candidates should bring pens, pencils, erasers, and other writing instruments that may be needed for an exam and are NOT allowed to take or ask for them in the progress of examination.


7. Candidates may not leave the examination hall for any reasons, and this includes toilet breaks, drinking water etc. Otherwise, the candidate will be barred from resuming the exam. This will also be regarded as the termination of the exam by the candidate.


8.  All candidates should pay attention to the invigilators’ announcements.


9. The University has installed a comprehensive Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance system across the examination hall for the principal purposes of preventing the misconduct and promoting public safety. 


10. When the end of the examination is announced, all candidates shall cease writing immediately, assemble their answer books (used or not) and any special data provided and hand it all in to the invigilator who will collect all materials from the seated candidates


11. While the examination is in progress, any type of communication between candidates is strictly forbidden, and any candidate found to be giving or receiving irregular assistance will be required to withdraw from the examination. This act will be considered cheating and a zero will be also recorded for the exam; the candidate will be formally reprimanded and referred to the disciplinary committee.


12. You are to stay in the examination hall until the invigilator has given the permission to leave. Do NOT talk until you are outside of the examination hall.


13. A candidate who is suspected of cheating in examinations is liable to disciplinary action including (but not limited to) suspension or expulsion from the University. All materials and/or devices which are found in violation of any examination rules and regulations will be confiscated.


14. Candidates who are not properly attired will not be admitted to the examination hall. Please ensure that you always comply with the dress code of the University.


15. Silence must be observed in the examination hall. The only permissible way of attracting the attention of the invigilator is by the candidate raising his/her hand for recognition.


16. Candidates should read the Examination Timetable carefully to ensure that they have been correctly entered for their examinations and know the time, date and location of the examinations they are required to take.


17. Misreading the Examination Timetable will not be accepted as a satisfactory explanation for absence from an examination.


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