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This is an important section for everyone. The exam system, at Masaryk University is new to most students and so here is an explanation as to how it works.
There are two exam periods per year at the end of each semester – the winter exam period (January to Mid-February) and the summer exam period, which is split into two (June to Mid-July and the end of August to Mid-September).
For each exam, you get 2 attempts per semester – one exam date and another resit date (aka first resit). For each exam, you have 6 attempts to pass, over a duration of 3 exam periods. If you are not successful in passing an exam, within 3 exam periods, your studies will be terminated at the university.
E.g. let’s take Medical Chemistry from 1st semester. This subject is taught for one semester and the exam can be taken during the winter exam period. Let’s say you fail the exam, on the first attempt. You will have the opportunity to book another exam date during the same exam period. However, if you fail this first resit, you have the opportunity to book, yet another exam date, known as the second resit. This in total gives you 3 attempts at the exam, in one exam period. However, it means that instead of having 2 opportunities to attempt this exam, during the summer exam period, you will only have one chance left.
To be eligible for an exam, you must obtain all credits from lessons and practicals. 100% attendance is usually needed for credit. If you have an absence because of an illness, a doctor’s note is helpful. If you were absent for other reasons, most likely you will have to substitute the lesson.
Most exams here, are oral exams, apart from a few, e.g. Medical Chemistry, Biology and Neuroscience. Most exams exists of two steps:
1) The written part – this is on a computer or paper, with multiple choice questions. You must pass this part, to progress to the next step.
2) The oral part – you will pick out your questions, from a question bank (the list you were given to study from). You will be given time to write out your answer and then you will have to talk about it to your examiner.
Some subjects, have a practical part – which aims to cover the practical topics you have done in that subject. It is necessary to pass this part as well.
For more specific details, for each exam, please look under the relevant subject.