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:
- Getting a good enough final mark to qualify for a supplementary exam or passing the module entirely (35% – 49%); or
- 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:
- Multiple-choice (as the mark-reading sheet is marked via computer); and
- 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:
- A student passes their module as a result of the re-mark;
- The student passes their module with a subminimum mark as a result of the re-mark;
- A student receives a distinction as a result of the re-mark; or
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: 012 429 4150 (Att: Examinations)
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