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Examination Hall Regulations

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Examination Hall Regulations

Dates of Promulgation


Establishment of the complete text of 17 articles, promulgated on May 17, 1989 as per Examination Yuan (78) Kao-Tai-Mi-Yi-Zi Order No. 1605.
Amendment to Article 15, promulgated on July 15, 1991 as per Examination Yuan (80) Kao-Tai-Mi-Yi-Zi Order No. 2342.
Amendment to the complete text of 15 articles, promulgated on February 27, 1996 as per Examination Yuan (85) Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 01432.
Amendment to Article 2, promulgated on July 22, 1996 as per Examination Yuan (85) Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 04353.
Amendments to Articles 2, 4, and 12, promulgated on May 11, 1998 as per Examination Yuan (87) Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 02169.
Amendments to Articles 4 to 8, promulgated on October 31, 2000 as per Examination Yuan (89) Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 09192.
Amendments to Articles 1 to 3, 7, and 15, promulgated on April 25, 2002 as per Examination Yuan (91) Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 0910002565; amendments to Articles 2, 3, and 7 taking effect on September 1, 2002.
Amendments to Articles 3 to 6, 12, and 15, promulgated on May 12, 2004 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 09300040331 and taking effect upon promulgation.
Amendment to the complete text of 15 articles, promulgated on November 13, 2007 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 09600078251 and taking effect on January 1, 2008.
Amendments to Articles 2, 5, 14, and 15, promulgated on February 27, 2009 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 09800015051 and taking effect upon promulgation.
Amendments to Articles 4, 6, and 10, promulgated on January 5, 2011 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 10000000931.
Amendment to Article 3, promulgated on July 25, 2011 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 10000062381.
Amendment to Article 10 and addition of Article 10-1, promulgated on March 19, 2012 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 10100023661.
Amendment to Articles 1 and 2, promulgated on July 23, 2013 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 10200062521.
Amendments to Articles 4 to 6, promulgated on September 9, 2013 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 10200076961.
Amendments to Articles 1, 2, 6, 7, 10-1, and 12, promulgated on September 15, 2015 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 10400043511.
Amendment to the complete text of 25 articles, promulgated on September 9, 2019 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi Order No. 10800035671.
Amendments to Articles 15, 16, and 24; additions of Articles 3-1 and 12-1, promulgated on August 24, 2021 as per Examination Yuan Kao-Tai-Zu-(1)-Yi-Zi No. 11000058581.

The text of these Regulations is as follows:


Article 1
These Rules are established as per Article 21, Paragraph 3 of the Examination Affairs Act.

Article 2
Definitions:
1.Examination hall: Where written exams, computer-based exams, oral exams, psychometric tests, physical fitness tests, or practical tests take place.
2.Invigilator: A person who supervises an examination and ensures proper examination conduct.
3.Examiner: A person who conducts oral exams, psychometric tests, physical-fitness tests, or practical tests.
4.Examination disqualification: Occurs when a candidate's question paper, answer sheet, or any other examination materials provided by the exam authority is confiscated, or when a candidate is suspended from using a computer and disqualified from the exam.
5.Mark penalty: A candidate's non-compliance with these Regulations may result in a mark reduction from the candidate’s score.
6.Subject disqualification: Occurs when a candidate is disqualified from a subject or physical-fitness test.

Article 3
Candidates should arrive at the examination hall at the time and date specified in the examination announcement or notice.
Candidates must bring their National ID Card, passport, resident certificate, or any other valid photo ID document such as the National Health Insurance Card and driver's license. Candidates who do not present valid identification or whose identification is questioned must provide an affidavit and be photographed before sitting the examination, and must present valid identification before the examination ends. No grade will be awarded if candidates fail to do so.

Article 3-1
To prevent the spread of infectious diseases, test takers must comply with epidemic prevention policies stated in the exam announcement or exam notice when entering the examination venue.

Article 4
Unless otherwise stipulated, the start and end of indoor exam sessions are signaled by a bell ring.
Computer-based exam start and end times are controlled by the computers.
For oral examinations and any other exam taken by turns, the start and end of each candidate's session is signaled by examiners and invigilators.
For physical-fitness tests, the start and end of each session is signaled by a bell ring, start gun, or other appropriate means.
If an exam session time has changed according to regulations, the start and end of the exam session will be signaled using appropriate means. This provision also applies if an exam session has been prolonged according to regulations.

Article 5
Unless otherwise stipulated, candidates attending indoor exams may not enter the exam hall later than 15 minutes after the exam start time, and may not leave the exam hall earlier than 45 minutes after the exam start time. This provision does not apply if the particular examination announcement provides otherwise.
For oral exams, physical fitness exams, or any other exam taken by turns, candidates will be denied entry if they do not arrive at the designed time. However, this provision does not apply if the particular examination announcement provides otherwise.

Article 6
For indoor exams, candidates begin when the signal to start is given and must stop writing at the end signal. Any marking or writing by the candidates on the exam notice, exam papers, or materials provided by the examination authority is considered the candidate's answer to the exam questions.
When the exam session ends or when candidates have finished their exam, candidates must wait for invigilators to collect answer papers, practical exam material, or any other exam material and are formally dismissed. No candidates may remain in the examination hall after dismissal unless otherwise approved by invigilators.
For oral exams, physical fitness exams, or any other exam taken by turns, candidates must follow instructions given by examiners or invigilators.

Article 7
For indoor exams, candidates must place their identification at the designated spot on the desk for verification.
For oral exams, physical fitness exams, or any other exam taken by turns, candidates must follow the instructions of examiners or invigilators for identity verification.
During the examination, candidates shall wear a personally identifiable device or sign an attendance record upon invigilators' request.
During the examination, invigilators may record by photograph or video means candidates and the examination in progress.

Article 8
Candidates must not bring or use unauthorized items during examinations. Any such items are prohibited on or around seats. This provision shall not apply if the particular examination announcement or conduct rules provide otherwise.
Candidates must not bring, wear, or use mobile phones, wearable electronics, or any other device that can be used for data transmission, remote sensing, photography, or recording. Such items are prohibited on and around the seats even when powered off.

Article 9
Candidates must not use calculators during examinations unless otherwise authorized for use during the particular exam.
Where candidates are allowed to use calculators, the calculators must comply with MOEX standards and must not have the following features:
1.Functions for editing, computing, storing, and memorizing of documents, programs, formulas, or equations. Calculators with MR, MC, M+, M-, and/or GT buttons are acceptable.
2.Functions for audio, printing, or built-in vibration. This provision does not apply where other laws or regulations provide otherwise.
3.External expansion card or memory card.
4.Information transmission, sensing, photography, or communication.
5.Powered through an external power source.

Article 10
Candidates must not leave their name, seat number, or any other identifiable mark on the answer sheet or practical test material.

Article 11
When leaving the examination hall, candidates must not take question sheets, answer sheets, paper, exam materials, or any assistive tools provided by the exam authority unless with the invigilator’s approval.

Article 12
Candidates must not cause a disturbance during examinations.
During indoor exams, candidates must not speak without an invigilator's approval.

Article 12-1
To prevent the spread of infectious diseases, test takers must not violate epidemic prevention policies stated in the exam announcement or exam notice when sitting the exam.

Article 13
Candidates may temporarily leave the examination hall with an invigilator's approval and must be accompanied by an invigilator throughout the absence.
Candidates who leave the examination hall without an invigilator's approval are considered to have completed the exam and will not be allowed to re-enter the venue.
Candidates who are approved to temporarily leave the examination hall shall follow the accompanying invigilator's instructions. No additional time will be given for the absence.

Article 14
Candidates must not attend physical-fitness tests wearing slippers, leather shoes, cleated shoes, or cleated shoes which have had cleats removed. Bare feet are prohibited except for standing long jumps.
Unless otherwise approved by the examiner, candidates must not attend physical-fitness tests wearing hats, gloves, knee pads, wrist guards, elbow protectors, or waist protectors. However, this provision does not apply if the particular examination announcement provides otherwise.

Article 15
The following misconduct is considered a violation and will result in candidate disqualification from the examination and the subject. This provision applies if misconduct is found during the act or after the fact.
1.Taking an exam for another candidate or having another person to take an exam for the candidate.
2.Using a counterfeit, altered, or other person’s identification.
3.Exchanging seats, exam papers, exam materials, or other personally identifiable symbol to create identification confusion.
4.Refusing ID verification request by invigilators and continuing after being advised to comply.
5.Transmitting or receiving information via text, image, video, voice or audio message, electronic signal, or any other means during the examination.
6.Bringing or placing around seats devices capable of recording text, images, video, audio, or electronic or other signals.
7.Deliberately not handing in exam papers or practical test material in whole or in part, or removing them from the examination hall.
8.Sabotaging computers or exam systems.
9.Exchanging exam sheets, materials, or practical test material.
10.Deliberately damaging or destroying another candidate's exam paper or practical test material.
11.Deliberately tripping, pushing, or hindering another candidate during a physical-fitness test.
12.Entering the exam venue to sit the exam despite being denied entry for violating epidemic prevention policies stated in the exam announcement or exam notice.
13.Sitting the exam by fraudulent or illegal means with the intention to influence exam results.

Article 16
The following misconduct is considered a violation and will result in the candidate losing 20 points:
1.Violation of Article 5, Paragraph 1 of these Regulations; leaving the examination hall without approval.
2.Deliberately damaging or destroying the seal or bar-code on an exam sheet or practical test material.
3.Accidentally destroying or soiling another candidate's exam sheet or practical test material.
4.Looking at another candidate's answer sheet or talking with another candidate during an examination.
5.Deliberately showing answer sheets to another candidate or enabling another candidate to see the answer sheet.
6.Violation of Article 8, Paragraph 1 and Article 9, Paragraph 1 of these Regulations; using a calculator or other prohibited device during an examination.
7.Accidentally not handing in exam papers or practical test materials in whole or in part, or removing them from the examination hall.
8.Violation of Article 12-1 and continuing after being advised to halt.

Article 17
The following misconduct is considered a violation and will result in the candidate losing 5 points:
1.Using another candidate's exam papers or materials. This provision does not apply if the misconduct is the result of causes not attributable to the candidate.
2.Accidentally destroying or soiling their own exam sheet or practical test material. Grading will be based on the damaged or soiled exam sheets or practical test material.
3.Violation of Article 6, Paragraph 1 of these Regulations; beginning the exam before the start signal or continuing to write after the end signal.
4.Violation of Article 6, Paragraph 2 of these Regulations; remaining in the examination hall without good reason, or attempting to re-enter the venue without approval and continuing after being advised to halt.
5.Violation of Article 8; carrying, wearing, or placing books, documents, reference materials, paper, mobile phones, electronic wearables or other devices with data transmission, sensing, photographing, or recording functions on or around seats.
6.Using a calculator that does not comply with Article 9, Paragraph 2 of these Regulations.
7.Violation of Article 10 of these Regulations.
8.Violation of Article 11 of these Regulations.

Article 18
The following misconduct is considered a violation and will result in the candidate losing 3 points if the candidate continues such misconduct after being advised to halt.
1.Removing seats or equipment in the examination hall without the invigilator's approval.
2.Violation of Article 8, Paragraph 1; bringing items not listed in Article 17, Paragraph 5, or placing such items on or around the seats.
3.Violation of Article 12 of these Regulations.

Article 19
The following misconduct is considered a violation and will result in the candidate being disqualified from a subject.
1.Violation of Article 14; continuing after being advised to halt.
2.Violation of Article 6, Paragraph 3; not following the directions of physical fitness test examiners or invigilators and refusing to obey after advisement.

Article 20
When a candidate is found in violation of these Regulations and should be disqualified from the examination, have points deducted, or be disqualified from a subject, invigilators should take the following actions:
1.Immediately stop candidate misconduct and confiscate or remove unauthorized items.
2.Document misconduct and have the candidate sign the report. If the candidate refuses to sign, the invigilator must document the candidate’s reasoning.
3.Protect evidence. If necessary, invigilators may confiscate unauthorized items as evidence.
If a candidate is suspected of violating these Regulations during an examination but no definite evidence is found, invigilators may have the candidate change seats, restrict how the candidate sit the examination, or take other necessary actions before allowing the candidate to continue the exam, and document the incident.

Article 21
Any decision to disqualify a candidate from an examination due to a violation of these Regulations should be made jointly by invigilators and examination affairs staff and passed to the candidate.
Candidates who are disqualified from the examination must not leave the examination hall without the invigilator's approval.

Article 22
Candidates who are disqualified, lose points, or are disqualified from a subject due to violation of these Regulations should be reported to the Board of Examiners.

Article 23
Candidates whose misconduct is found to be in violation of these Regulations and criminal law shall be disqualified from the exam, lose points, or disqualified from a subject and be reported to authority in charge of examination affairs and Board of Examiners.

Article 24
The following activities on and around examination venues during examination are prohibited. Invigilators have the authority to stop such misconduct and may request violators to leave the examination venue.
1.Distributing or putting up flyers, soliciting sales, or engaging in any promotional or commercial activities.
2.Causing noise, disruptions, or acting in such a way as to upset the proper conduct of the examination.
3.Violating epidemic control and prevention regulations, or violating epidemic prevention policies stated in the exam announcement or exam notice.

Article 25
These Regulations shall come into effect upon promulgation.


In case of any discrepancy between the English version and the Chinese version, the latter shall prevail.


Update: 2024-03-11
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