Unisa Marking and Remarking Procedures

Unisa Marking and Re-Marking Procedures
Unisa Marking and Remarking Procedures

Exam results from the Unisa May/June 2019 exams are trickling in and many students are either content or unsatisfied with their results. Students who aren’t satisfied with their exam results can ask for a remarking of their examination script.

So – what are Unisa’s procedures for marking and remarking of examination scripts?

How Can I Get My Unisa Exam Remarked?

For a Unisa exam to be re-marked, a student would have to have gained either between 35% and 49% OR 68% and 74% in the exam to qualify for a remark.

Why these 2 particular percentages in particular? This is to give those who came up short in their exam a second chance at either:

  1. Getting a good enough final mark to qualify for a supplementary exam or passing the module entirely (35% – 49%); or
  2. Hoping to obtain a distinction for their module (68% – 74%).

A third party who was not involved with the marking and moderating of the exam script will be in charge of verifying and remarking the script. The remarked script total will then be regarded as the final examination mark – whether it’s higher or lower than the original mark.

There are 2 ways in which exam scripts cannot be subject to a remark:

  1. Multiple-choice (as the mark-reading sheet is marked via computer); and
  2. When the exam consists of a practical component.

How Much Does It Cost To Get My Unisa Exam Remarked?

The cost of having your Unisa examination script re-marked is R420. Additionally, students are able to purchase copies of their exam scripts for R50.

According to Unisa, students will be entitled to a refund of the amount paid for the re-mark if:

  1. A student passes their module as a result of the re-mark;
  2. The student passes their module with a subminimum mark as a result of the re-mark;
  3. A student receives a distinction as a result of the re-mark; or
  4. As a result of the remark, the student is able to study for a higher qualification.

So not only could a remark of an exam script yield positive results, but it could also assist you financially – depending on which way you see it, of course.

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How Do I Apply For My Exam To Be Remarked?

To apply for a remark of an examination script, students would have to forward an email to remark@unisa.ac.za (with the student number as part of the subject heading) or sending a fax to 012 429 4150, using the necessary Unisa form.

When sending the email/fax, students have to make sure to forward along with the proof of payment.

Additionally, students would have to apply to purchase their exam scripts. Students are able to send their applications via email or fax.

Students will be able to receive photocopies/PDF of their exam scripts ONLY. Additionally, no memorandums of the exam scripts are forwarded to students (only their copied exam script).

When Will I Get the Result of my Exam Remark?

Closing dates for students to submit an application for an exam remark:

  • May/June 2019 Exams: 16 August 2019
  • October/November 2019 Exams: 31 January 2020

Exam remark results will be released 2 months after the end of the application date. Students will therefore only know during the middle of the semester whether they’ve been successful or not.

Students should however still register for their modules before the registration ends (despite exam scripts being up for a re-mark). If a remarked script changes from a fail to a pass, then the registered module will be canceled. The student will thus be entitled to a refund of the module.

Last Updated: 6 August 2019

15 thoughts on “Unisa Marking and Remarking Procedures”

  1. I want to know if you have done a report module how you go about having it reevaluated if you got 45% and an external marker has also gone over your work.

    1. Are you referring to a research module by any chance? If you have already sent out your exam for a remark and received feedback, then you will have to accept the result of the remarked exam. Which module are you referring to?

  2. Willliam Ngoma

    Good day,
    I’m a LLB student. I received my result for fundamental rights module today. My mark was only 34%. I don’t want to Justify it, but I really really feel hard done by outcome and furthermore I can’t submit for remark
    I feel an injustice to the outcome and can’t help integrity and accuracy of marking process.
    I would still like to submit for remark. I do acknowledged the 35% benchmark but I won’t be at ease repeating module feeling hard done by marking process.
    William Ngoma

    1. I’m sorry to see that not only you failed your module, but you missed out on a remark by 1%. Unisa is pretty strict about their rules, so I’m not sure if it’s at all possible to bend the rules because you just missed out.

      It’s highly unlikely that they would accept your remark request, but it’s best that you go to your nearest Unisa regional center, speak to a student advisor and find out whether you can or not.

  3. Good day.
    I’m a LLB student. I just received my PVL2601 marks today and I am unsatisfied and also worried that I won’t be able to apply for a remark because the closing date was on the 29th of July. I obtained 35%, and I qualify to apply for a remark my concern is that it is closed for applications.

    1. Considering that the due date for a remark of exam scripts are closed, yet multiple students are still waiting for their results, it shouldn’t be out of the question that Unisa might extend the remark date.

      Although Unisa has not said anything, please confirm with Unisa whether it will be extended or not. You can contact the Exam Remark department at remark@unisa.ac.za or head to your nearest Unisa campus and enquire about the exam remark.

    1. Unisa states that only mark-reading sheets and the practical component of an exam cannot be remarked. You should be able to submit your exam portfolio for a remark.

  4. I am one of those students who are not happy about the exam result, something is not adding up here how do u supp something that you are sure you wrote the corrects answers,but still receive a supp/fail this is really confusing. this got me thinking about Who was really marking our scripts? I demand a remark i am not really satisfied about this. Unisa has so many issues i wonder if they even care about our queries and issues or they are just another quick money making skeem.

    1. It does say that it may take a while to get your remarked results. It would be best to enquire about it to a student advisor at your nearest UNISA campus.

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