In part of the courses in theoretical physics, the exams are organized as University examinations. Concerning these, follow the rules given for these examinations, for example, the registration takes place through WebOodi.
If a course is not in the list of university examinations, one examination will be arranged at the end of the course. Such an examination does not require registration but in order to get the problems in English, you should inform the lecturer about that.
If there is need to have an examination at some other time, contact the person in charge of the course. If you or the person in charge know other students who are interested in the exam of the same course, it is practical to find a common time for the examination. Once the person in charge is willing to arrange the examination, you can select a time from the times of the Examinarium that fit you all. When you have agreed on a common time for the examination, you all should register in Examinarium. Remember also to inform the person in charge about the time of the examination.
Bring to the examination writing tools and a pocket calculator. (You can use a pencil, a pen is not needed and the paper is supplied.) A general formula sheet is distributed in the examination, and you should return it after the examination. Depending on the course, there may be additional formula listings, which are also distributed in the examination.
A feedback form will be distributed in the examination. By filling it you can contribute to the development of teaching. You can also give feedback at any time, for example, orally or by returning the feedback form to anyone of the staff.
Old examinations are available on the on the Noppa pages of the course in the collections at tuutortupa.
Some courses have an oral examination. In an oral examination the teacher asks the student questions that are based on lecture material and exercises. A typical question about an exercise problem is "how would you start to calculate this?" The student answers orally or by writing equations on paper. Another typical question: "the matter xxx was considered in the lectures. Tell about it." In an oral examination it is easy to concentrate on essential things since often routine details can be skipped. However, also details of the calculations can be asked. The teacher gets fast an impression of the students knowledge since he can base questions on the previous answers. At the end of the examination the teacher tells if the examination is accepted. Often a grade is also given, but they are usually fixed only after several students have passed the examination. The duration of the examination is typically somewhat more than one hour.