During examinations specific rules apply regarding communication, identification documents, aids, etc. The following instructions are printed on the inside cover of the examination answer books:
Further examination provisions are found in the Rules for the University of Iceland. For example, Article 58 addresses examination procedures and rules:
"The University Director of Examinations shall handle the preparation and direction of examinations in consultation with the administrative staff of schools and faculties.
Students taking examinations may not assist other examinees in completing the examination paper or seek help from others in so doing. Nor may a registered student, who is not taking an examination, provide such assistance. Persons taking examinations may not speak to one another, nor may they bring books, materials or equipment with them other than those authorised by the instructor(s), unless otherwise specifically provided for in the faculty rules. The same shall apply to other assignment work by students unless otherwise decided by the instructor. A violation of the provisions of this and other examination rules, adopted by the Council, shall be liable to expulsion from the examination hall and, as the case may be, sanctions as provided for in Article 19 of the Act on Public Higher Education Institutions, no. 85/2008 [.pdf].
Students shall mark their examination papers with an examination number, allocated to each student by the student registry, and the grades published using the same identification. Faculties may, however, set rules for the exemption from this principle.
The University Council shall adopt detailed rules on examination supervision and implementation of examinations."