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FAQ Exam GARP Test Day Policies 2019

Nona

New Member
#3
I was asked to leave the examination hall in between and my answer sheets were snatched. I had switched off my phone and kept in the backpack near the invigilator. At 10 in the morning, my daily alarm went on and I had no clue that alarms do ring when the phone is kept switched off too. Due to this silly reason, they cancelled my exam. Does anyone have any clue how to escalate this issue further? Is this acceptable? By no means, I was using unfair methods and I had seriously no clue that alarms work this way. Please guide :(
 

Jaskarn

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Subscriber
#4
I was asked to leave the examination hall in between and my answer sheets were snatched. I had switched off my phone and kept in the backpack near the invigilator. At 10 in the morning, my daily alarm went on and I had no clue that alarms do ring when the phone is kept switched off too. Due to this silly reason, they cancelled my exam. Does anyone have any clue how to escalate this issue further? Is this acceptable? By no means, I was using unfair methods and I had seriously no clue that alarms work this way. Please guide :(
Hi
Sorry to hear about this. But as per GARP policy its clearly mention that "If alarm or any noise comes from phone then exam will be canceled". I don't mean to disrespect your feeling but I think if your phone is "switched off" then there is no such phone in his world which will ring due to alarm untill you have kept in flight mode NOT switched off.

Sorry to hear about your day. Don't take it hard on you. What happens it past it done. Move on.
 

nikic

Active Member
#5
I was asked to leave the examination hall in between and my answer sheets were snatched. I had switched off my phone and kept in the backpack near the invigilator. At 10 in the morning, my daily alarm went on and I had no clue that alarms do ring when the phone is kept switched off too. Due to this silly reason, they cancelled my exam. Does anyone have any clue how to escalate this issue further? Is this acceptable? By no means, I was using unfair methods and I had seriously no clue that alarms work this way. Please guide :(
There is no way a phone that's turned off would switch on for the alarm. Zilch. GARP policy clearly stated that it was not sufficient for the phone to be put on airplane mode...it had to be completely switched off!

Yes, it's disheartening, but this has to be a lesson learned. GARP played by the rules, and as unfair as it may seem, they have been unbiased.
 

Detective

New Member
Subscriber
#6
Unlucky. I didn’t get my exam thrown out, but believe it or not my calculator actually straight up stopped working after like question 7. Unfortunately no back up either. In retrospect low battery warning was wishful thinking.
 

AnnaM

New Member
Subscriber
#7
Actually, an alarm ring wil go on even if the phone is turned off. It happened to me before (not on the exam), I've seen it happen to other people as well. I always cancel all the alarms.
 
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