Tips For Passing Examinations Without Malpractice

Passing exams without resorting to malpractice is not only possible, but it is also the right way to do it. To help you achieve this, I’m going to share some useful tips that can guide you through your study process and during your exam. These tips are meant to be simple and understandable for everyone.

The first tip is to start studying early. It might sound obvious, but many students tend to procrastinate and leave studying until the last minute.

However, cramming all the information the night before the exam is not an effective way to study. Your brain needs time to process and remember information. So, the sooner you start your revision, the more time you will have to understand and remember the material.

Next, it’s important to create a study schedule. Having a plan will help you manage your time more effectively and ensure that you cover all the necessary topics. Make sure to include breaks in your study schedule as they are crucial for maintaining your concentration and energy levels. Studying for hours on end without taking a break can lead to burnout and make your study sessions less effective.

Another critical tip is to practice with past papers or mock exams. These can give you a clear idea of what to expect in the actual exam. By practising under exam conditions, you can improve your time management skills and understand the exam format better. This will reduce your anxiety on the exam day and help you perform better.

Also, make sure you understand the content rather than just memorizing it. Understanding the concepts will make it easier for you to answer questions even if they are not in the form you are used to. Try to explain the concepts to someone else or write a summary in your own words. This will help you check if you really understand the topic.

Remember, the goal is not just to pass the exam, but to truly understand and learn from the material. By following these tips, you can pass your exams without resorting to malpractice and gain the true value of education.

Tips For Passing Examinations Without Malpractice

As a student of any course or academic discipline, it is most likely and very pertinent that you come to a stage in your academic study/career pursuit that you will have to pass through series of test of your knowledge of the subject/course of study, and that is what is also called examination.

In such occasion, your intelligence quotient is measured, your mastery of the theoretical and practical knowledge is examined.

There is also occasion for determining your promotion to the next academic level through such examination and series of tests, and of course continues assessment and participation in the class works are all vital parts of the academic examinations plan. That why the following tips for passing examinations without malpractice comes in handy.

What is Examination?

Examination is one of the true test of knowledge of any subject matter or career courses studied in various institutions of learning.

Students, at the end of their school term/section, will certainly face examination period whereby their knowledge of their various subjects or courses are being examined to determine their promotion to the next stage/class in their academic career.

Examination can take various forms. It can be theoretical test, or practical test. Examination can be aptitude test or applied test. Certain exam papers comes inform of objective questions and in other forms, it could be subjective questions. And students  are meant to answer their exam questions satisfactorily to be able to be awarded good score or pass.


Conditions for Good Conduct of Examinations

In our understanding of the tips for passing examinations without malpractice, we will need to consider certain rules of conduct for standard examinations.

Examination conditions is such that the atmosphere for conduct of academic examinations must be absolutely conducive and highly organized with high level of disciplines both on the side of candidates and their invigilators. Some of the standard conditions for good conduct of Examinations are as follow:

Examination Regulations, Student General Conduct and Discipline:

Here are some of the Examination Regulations, Student General Conduct and Discipline as can also be found in University of Ibadan, Nigeria:

  1. Punctuality is very crucial for all candidates who must participate in a given examination. According to, “Candidates must attend punctually at the times assigned to their papers, and must be at the venue of the examination thirty (30) minutes before the time the examination is due to start. S/he must be ready to be admitted into the examination hall, at least, ten (10) minutes before the time appointed for the commencement of the examination.”
  2. The examination room or hall should be swept clean and free from dust or dirt; it should not be littered about with papers and irrelevant materials. The use of scrap paper is not permitted. All rough work must be done in the answer booklet and crossed neatly through. Supplementary answer sheets, even if they contain only rough work, must be tied to the main answer booklet.
  3. Candidates should, therefore, refrain from studying in halls and lecture rooms earmarked for examinations.
  4. Candidates arriving more than half an hour after the examination has started shall not be allowed to participate in the examination, or may be admitted only at the discretion of the Chief Invigilator (i.e., provided the cause(s) of lateness by the student are reasonable, cogent and sufficiently convincing).
  5. Sitting arrangement of candidates for the exam should be well spaced out; candidates should not be jam-packed together in their sitting positions. Candidates must adhere strictly to the sitting arrangement made by the Chief Invigilator.
  6. Shush! There should be no noise or discussion among candidates while the examination is ongoing; Maintain maximum quietness and peaceful ambience. While the examination is in progress, communication between candidates is strictly forbidden, and any candidate found to be giving or receiving irregular assistance may be required to withdraw from the examination. 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.
  7. Candidates must display their school identity cards before they are allowed to participate in each examination.
  8. Candidates must not leave the examination hall during the first or last hour of the exam sections except on a strict permission allowed by the chief invigilator due to cogent and permissible reason.
  9. Candidates must bring with them to the examination hall their own ink, pens and pencils and any materials which may be permitted by these regulations (see below), but they are not allowed to bring any
    other books or papers. Candidates are warned, in their own interest, to ensure that lecture notes, textbooks, bags, mobile telephones, etc; are not brought into the examination hall.
  10. Candidates may be searched by the Invigilator before they are allowed into the examination hall.
  11. Candidates are not allowed to smoke in the Examination Hall or its
  12. Candidates are informed that a First Aid Box is provided in the
    examination hall, and medical attention can be obtained if necessary.
  13. Candidates are advised, in their own interest, to write legibly and to avoid using faint ink. Answers must be written in English, except as otherwise instructed. The answers to each question must start on a fresh page of the answer booklet.
  14. Before handing in their answer scripts at the end of the examination,
    candidates must satisfy themselves that they have inserted at the
    appropriate places, their Matriculation/Registration Numbers and the numbers of the questions they answered.
  15. It will be the responsibility of each candidate to hand in his/her
    script to the Invigilator before he/she leaves the hall. Except for the question paper, and any materials he/she has brought with him/her, the candidate is not allowed to remove or mutilate any paper or material supplied by the school/University.
  16. Examination answer scripts/sheets whether used or unused
    should not be taken out of the examination hall by students.
  17. A student involved in examination misconduct or malpractice
    may be expelled from the University.

Some Special Notable Exceptions

  • Candidates taking Mathematics must bring their own mathematical instruments, which should include compasses and dividers, protractors, diagonal scales and set squares. Mathematical Tables will be provided for use in other subjects on request, and the use of Slide-rulers is also allowed. Simple calculators, not programmable ones, are also allowed upon clearance with the Chief Invigilator. Mathematical tables must not be taken away by students.
  • All the reagents, materials, and apparatus necessary for practical examinations will be supplied, but candidates must provide themselves with any drawing instruments they need – dusters or glass cloths,
    platinum foil and wire, pocket-lenses, scalpels, scissors, forceps, seekers, razors, stops, section lifters, camel hair brushes, mounted needles – and may bring hand microtome. Candidates may use their own microscopes subject to the approval of the Chief Invigilator/Examiners
  • In Geology, candidates may bring petrological microscopes and accessories
  • Candidates taking Chemistry may bring prepared crucibles with a note of their approximate weight. Candidates may bring, for use in the practical examination, any book or books they wish, including their own laboratory note books.
  • Candidates in experimental subjects are required to bring to the practical examinations their original laboratory note-books which may include an account of any research work in which they have participated and which should be certified by the candidate’s teachers. All note books must be taken away at the close of the examinations. Apart from the foregoing, candidates are not permitted to bring any books for use in the practical examinations.

All students are advised to adhere strictly to these instructions. It should also be noted that these rules may vary slightly according the educational environment and standard. but generally mostly rules here are the standard for good conduct of Examinations. There can still be more of such related rules that can be added to these ones.

Student Conduct and Discipline

Certain disciplinary measures or penalties usually apply when a student indulged in examination malpractice and was caught. some of these could be

  • Fines
  • Disciplinary Probation
  • Suspension/Rustication

What is Examination Malpractice?

In ascertaining the tips for passing examinations without malpractice, we need to first understand exactly what constitute examination malpractice or simply what exam malpractice is all about.

What is exam malpractice? in the light of the fore going list of conditions for conducting good examinations, it can be deduced that Examination malpractice is any act that negates in one way or the other the set or standard rules for good conduct of any examination.

And to avoid  falling culprit of exam malpractice, we are now going to be considering the useful and crucial tips for passing examination without malpractice.

Tips for Passing Examinations Without Malpractice

Preparation and actionable plan is the beginning of determining to a large extent your success in any examination.

Your academic career success can be measured and determined by so many factors. Those factors if well taking care of right from time will definitely lead to excellent result which can be measurable through the conduct of examination at the end of your course duration.

Then on your part as exam candidate, you can show a good proof of your knowledge of your various courses/subjects when you can satisfactorily pass all your examinations without indulging in any form of examination malpractice.

Below are the tips for passing examinations without malpractice:

Preparation Stage:

  1. Go to school regularly and  be punctual and regular to all lectures and classes
  2. Take a well written notes of lectures and document appropriately class lecturers handouts
  3. Participate in all class works and do your take home assignments and ensure you submit them for the marking/assessment by the lecturer in charge.
  4. Buy textbooks and materials relevant to each of the courses your are studying, especially textbooks recommended by the lecturers in charge or recommended in the scheme of work and exam syllabus.
  5. Read your books and lecture notes avidly.
  6. Get School Library Card
  7. Go for the past question papers of the previous examinations; buy those past question papers and get familiar with methods of asking questions by the lecturers
  8. Buy the school Exam Syllabus and Academic Scheme of Work Book
  9. Buy Course Work-Books
  10. Ensure you pay all your school/tuition fees right on time to avoid any form of embarrassment during the examination period.
  11. Conduct yourself decently during school hours and after school hours.
  12. Take care of your welfare and health all the time to maintain balanced emotional and physical well-being. Eat balance diet to help your brain health and development
  13. Indulge in routine physical and bodily exercise, because all works without play makes the jack a dull boy.
  14. Above all, always pray to God and commit your life and academics in God’s care and protection

Planing Stage:

Your planning stage towards passing your examination without any form of malpractice begins at the preparation stage; from good preparation you can proceed towards actionable plan as follow:

  1. A good plan always begins from the proper preparation
  2. Draw a time-effective student timetable for reading and align it with the general academic timetable
  3. Make good use of your Exam Syllabus in your reading schedule, especially for those preparing for WAEC, NECO, JAMB and other related examinations
  4. For those in tertiary institutions of learning, make use of your Course Guide Book in your choice and focus on the relevant topics to study in your reading times.
  5. Attempt all the questions in relevant past question papers
  6. Read your lecture notes and handouts
  7. Visit School Libraries and other relevant research libraries for your studies and research materials
  8. Observe your evening and night preps where necessary
  9. In all this steps so far stated, the center of focus is Studying your textbooks and relevant materials with your school timetable, personal timetable and exam syllabus.
  10. Plan not to miss any class/lectures, class works, term papers and other take-home assignments.
  11. maintain maximum attendance records for good marks in your continues assessment records.

Examination Stage:

  1. Get and document the school examination timetable and commence your revision exercise according.
  2. pray and commit your exams in the hands of God for wisdom and guidance. Ensure you pray to God each day; without God man can not succeed.
  3. And finally, on each exam day, conduct yourself in good manners according to the rules of conduct of the examination and go very early enough to the exam hall and write all your exam papers
  4. Ensure you follow the instruction for each paper and questions you are required to answer.
  5. Don’t break any rule or instruction. Attempt first only those questions you can remember their answers vividly, then later think about how to recall and answer the latent questions. but you can leave out any question you might not remember correctly.
  6. Do not indulge in any form of exam malpractice.
  7. If you need to ask any relevant question or you want to seek a permission, raise your hand up to attract the attention of your invigilator…don’t make noise, ask quietly.
  8. Submit your answer sheet to the invigilator right on time to avoid attracting any penalty for late submission.

I wish you good success!

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