Forbidden behaviour

Standardised, structured and fair – this is the standard we set for our subject-specific scholastic ability tests

The most important prerequisite for this is that all participants have comparable conditions when taking the test, among other things, that they adhere to the same rules and that nobody gains advantages at the expense of others. Each of you can therefore help to ensure that a test is fair.

That is why we make sure that the rules are followed. This also means that we issue warnings in case of non-compliance with the rules and, in an absolutely serious case, exclude participants. Fortunately, this almost never happens.

A warning is issued, if…

  • forbidden objects are taken to the workplace.
  • people sitting next to each other speak to each other or contact each other in some other way.
  • an attempted deception is made (e.g. “copying”).
  • other participants are disturbed.

If we have to issue a warning repeatedly, it will result in exclusion. Other acts (e.g. criminally relevant) can also lead to exclusion.

Valuables (e.g. mobile phone, keys), luggage and other forbidden objects can be stored securely in each test centre during the test. This is done either in a separate, locked cloakroom, lockers or a storage facility within the testing room.

Permitted objects:

  • photo ID
  • invitation letter
  • pens
  • concept paper distributed by the test centre
  • earplugs
  • tissues
  • pens (e.g. pencil, fineliner)

Forbidden objects:

  • bags
  • jackets
  • coats
  • headgear*
  • books
  • mobile phones
  • watches
  • calculators
  • self-brought paper, pads or similar
  • pencil cases
  • spectacle cases
  • mascots

*headgear worn for religious reasons is permitted

Valuables (e.g. mobile phone, keys), luggage and other forbidden objects can be stored securely in each test centre during the test. This is done either in a separate, locked cloakroom, lockers or a storage facility within the testing room.