Should you choose to participate in Online Exams, you agree to and understand the following terms and conditions:


1. Scope of Online Exams

  1. The online exam replaces the taking of a paper-based exam at a pre-arranged venue.
  2. The taking of an online exam is entirely voluntary and at no additional charge.
  3. Online exams are available to any students that would like to register for an online exam.
  4. Any student can enter for an online exam, including class-room based students.
  5. Class-room based students need to confirm with the College that this option will be made available to them by their College.



2. Exam Booking

  1. Distance Students can enter for an exam via the student portal.
  2. Classroom Students will be entered by the Colleges, if this option has been made available to them by the College.
  3. Once a booking is made, it is final, and no changes or cancellations will be accepted.  If a student does not complete their PoE or the online exam, they will need to re-enter for the subject with full payment for a later date.
  4. The students will make bookings on the student portal.  If the booking is successful, the student will be immediately enrolled onto the PoE on MACCI and will need to complete certain declarations to show consent to the rules of the online exam.     



3. Exam Security

There will be additional security requirements to ensure exam authenticity. If these are not completed, students will not be granted access to the exam.

  1. Students need to be aware of and accept that proctoring methods have been incorporated into the PoE and the online exam to detect irregular activities. 
  2. Students need to agree that irregularities identified by the proctoring methods will be grounds for academic disciplinary as per ICB's exam policy.
  3. Students need to agree and understand that this exam is protected by copyright law. Recording in any form, including screenshots of any part of the PoE or the exam, is prohibited.  Any such acts could lead to expulsion from the ICB and from registering for future courses (or writing any exams) and notification to the relevant authorities.
  4. Students also need to agree and understand that the recording of the questions asked and/or sharing these with anyone is seen as cheating and may result in disqualification from the programme.



4. Technical Considerations

  1. The exam can be taken at home, office or college, but the student must take the responsibility to ensure that unforeseen disruptions will not adversely impact them. 
  2. Only a laptop or desktop can be used for online exams due to the question types. Not mobiles or tablets.
  3. Students agree to have a stable internet connection
  4. Students agree that they have adequate mobile data to allow for completion of the exam
  5. Students agree that they have gone through the technology requirement checklist and have the listed requirements available at their disposal before opting in to complete the online exam.


TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE EXAMSSPECIFICATIONS
Desktop or LaptopFully charged if laptop
MicrophoneNo headphones
Webcam1280x720 resolution
PC usersWindows 7 or 10
PC users recommended browserChrome
Mac usersMac OSX Sierra
Mac users recommended browserChrome
Recommended scanning appAdobe Scan 
Internet line speed and data2 - 5 Mbps for the duration of the 3,5-hour exam   
Ram4GB   
Software   MS Office - Word, PowerPoint, Excel   
PDF documents   Must be capable of downloading and opening PDF documents. A PDF reader can be used   
Calculator   Non-scientific calculator  

 

6. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all the above listed specified technical and connection
requirements are met. Should a student still be disrupted, they may only apply for mitigation for circumstances
   beyond the scope of the technical specifications.  

7. Technical difficulties experienced during the exam will need to be reported in the post-exam declaration.

8. Students who have not made use of the opportunity to report any issues and submitted feedback by midnight on
    the day of the exam, will not have any grounds for a remark/rewrite based on technical issues.


5. Preparations and Actions for Exam Day

  1. All sections of the PoE needs to be completed before Exam Day.  If these sections are not completed, the exam will not unlock on exam day, and the exam entry will be forfeited. 
  2. Students will be required to log-in 30 minutes before the exam start time.
  3. The exam is 3½  hours - including reading time
  4. Any issues, disputes or complaints, must be submitted by way of completing the survey at the end of the online exam before midnight on the day of the exam. This will advise the ICB of any issues that may have been present during the exam.  After this period, no further representations will be considered.