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E-exam: Start

General information

E-exam stands for electronic exams. You write your exams on a computer in a room equipped with video surveillance. E-exams offer more flexibility. The e-exam system enables students to write exams in a faster pace and at more flexible times.
You can take e-exams in Åbo and in Vasa.
The e-exam system, as well as the e-exam rooms, are used by students at Åbo Akademi University as well as the University of Turku.

What do you do in order to take an e-exam?

  1. Check which exams can be taken in the e-exam system?
    •  You can search for all existing e-exams when you have logged in to Exam (
    • Your teacher informs you that the exam is offered in Exam
    • Your teacher might have given you a direct link to an e-exam in Exam
  2. Book an exam in Exam
  3. Check that you have a key card in order to enter the exam room
  4. Write the exam
    • problems during the exam: fill in the form for reporting problems
    • you have booked an exam but do not take the exam (and you didn't cancel your reservation): inform your teacher so that he/she gives you access to book a new time for your exam
  5. Wait for your assessment to your e-mail

Time schedules for e-exams

  • Exams can be booked max 30 days in advance.
  • The teacher has defined when it is possible to take the exam for a course. These times are visible in the booking system for e-exams. You can also make an agreement with your teacher to take an e-exam. It is up to each teacher to decide if he/she wants to offer this possibility. 
  • There is no minimum limit for how long in advance you need to book an exam as long as you have time to make it to your reservation (and if needed, get a key to the e-exam room)
  • You can start and end the exam at any time during the time you have booked for an e-exam. You do not have to start the exam when the examination time begins, but note that the time is up when the booking time ends.
  • You may not leave the examination room during an examination.

Exams taken by students from other universities

Students from other universities can take an e-exam in an e-exam room in Turku at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi.
You book your exam via the Exam system of your own institution, using the username of your home institution.

Instructions for students from other Institutions.

Student guides

  • E-exam guide for students ( pdf)

Extended student guides in Swedish:

  • Exam-guide för studenter: Allmän info + boka e-tent ( pdf)
  • Exam-guide för studenter: Skriva e-tent ( pdf)
  • Exam-guide för studenter: Bedömning av e-tenter ( pdf)

User guides for teachers

  • User guide for teachers ( pdf)
  • Extended user guide for teachers (in Swedish) ( pdf)
  • Videoguides in Swedish ( playlist):
    • Video (12:08) Vad är e-tent?
    • Video (13:35) Inläggning till Exam och skapa tent
    • Video (5:16) Bedöma tentsvar i Exam

Contact information

Form for interruped exam

Contact person for e-exams at Åbo Akademi:
Tove Forslund,, 02-2154685 
Research and Education Services

Support people:
FHPT - support people in education related inquiries
FSE: Joanna Anckar och Tuija-Liisa Pohja 
FNT: Mary-Anne Hamberg-Ahola och Kerstin Fagerström

Terms of use

1. The Åbo Akademi University examination and assessment instruction is being followed in e-exam. 
2. The student consents to audio and video surveillance, to the combining of information of the examinations systems in order to confirm identity, and to being registered when entering the e-exam room. 
3. In e-exam the Regulations concerning the use of the computing resources of Åbo Akademi are applicabled. 
4. Register for data protection/Exam system [ pdf] and register for video surveillance ( in Åbo [pdf ] and in Vasa [pdf]) are created following the §10 in The Personal Data Act (22.4.1999/523)