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Part-examination at The faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

There may be changes in part-examinations due to the corona situation. See the semester page or Canvas for information about your courses, or contact MN Student Information for questions.

See general information from UiO.

Updated March 27 at 11:06. 


A part-examination includes examinations during the teaching period that are part of the basis for setting marks. A part-examination is normally worth less than 50 % of the final mark.

If you do not attend a part-examination

Examinees who do not attend a part-examination will be struck off the course and will not be able to take the final examination or receive marks for the course. This does not apply to examinees with a valid reason for their absence and students who have already been granted an exemption from the part-examination.

If you fail a part-examination

An examinee who fails a part-examination or achieves a score that is assessed as below the fail limit may continue to follow the course and take the final examination. In these cases, students cannot retake the examination. The exception is if the course requires that the part-examination be passed to be able to take the next part-examination or final examination. This will then be stated in the course description on the University of Oslo web site.

Deferred and new part-examination

Unless otherwise stated in the course description, a new examination will not be held for the part-examination.

In the event of a valid absence

  • In most cases you will need to take a deferred part-examination. Exceptions from this may be field courses and laboratory exercises.
  • A deferred part-examination will be held as soon as possible and must be taken before the beginning of the final examination.
  • The Department that is home to the course will register students for this examination manually.


Contact the faculty's information centre.


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Published June 26, 2015 12:04 PM - Last modified Apr. 14, 2020 1:18 PM