Article 1 The Measures are formulated in accordance with the Education Law of the People’s Republic of China, Higher Education Law of the People’s Republic of China and Provisions on the Administration of Students in Regular Institutions of Higher Education issued by the Ministry of Education and with reference to the Measures of Handling of Violation of Examination Regulations and Provisions on Disciplinary Punishment of Students of Southwest Jiaotong University (For Trial Implementation), to maintain the normal education and teaching order and strictly enforce the examination discipline. The Measures are applicable to all kinds of examinations organized or undertaken by the university for undergraduate students of Southwest Jiaotong University. The Measures are also applicable to violating discipline and cheating behaviors in the examinations of undergraduate students in the university organized by the national administrative departments on the outside of the university.
Article 2 Where students who do not abide by the examination discipline and do not obey the arrangements and requirements of the examination personnel have one of the following acts, they shall be identified to have violated the examination discipline and shall be given the recording demerit punishment:
(I) Carrying any examination-related articles other than stationery necessary for the examination before the start of the examination or refusing to place the carried articles in the designated location;
(II) Failing to take the examination in the prescribed examination place, examination room and seat and failing to obtain the examination qualification;
(III) Answering any question before the examination begins or continuing to answer the question after the examination is over;
(IV) Glancing right and left, whispering to each other, giving secret signals or gesturing each other during the examination;
(V) Making any noise, smoking or having any other act that may affect the examination order in the examination room or other prohibited places;
(VI) Leaving the examination room in the examination process without the permission of the examination personnel;
(VII) Carrying the question papers, respondents (including answer sheets, answer papers, etc.; the same below), scratch paper and other examination papers out of the examination room;
(VIII) Failing to use the prescribed pen or answer sheet to answer questions, or filling in the name and student number at a place outside of the paper, or marking the information on the answer sheet in other ways;
(IX) Having any other acts violating the examination regulations but not constituting a cheating behavior.
Article 3 Students who have one of the following acts that disturb the order of the examination room and examination place shall be identified to have seriously violated the examination discipline, shall not continue to take the course examination and shall be given the disciplinary probation. In serious circumstances, they will be expelled from the university. Where the acts of students violate the Law of the PRC on Penalties for Administration of Public Security, the public security organ shall perform the handling; where their acts constitute a crime, the judicial organ shall investigate for their criminal responsibility according to law.
(I) Deliberately disturbing the order of the examination place, examination room and marking place;
(II) Refusing and hindering the invigilator to perform their management duties;
(III) Threatening, insulting, slandering and framing the invigilator or other students;
(IV) Having other acts disturbing the examination management order.
Article 4 Where students who breach the principle of fair and impartial examination and obtain or try to obtain the questions or answers by improper means have one of the following acts, they shall be identified to have the examination cheating behavior and shall be given the disciplinary probation:
(I) Carrying the text materials related to examination contents without permission or the communication equipment for the examination;
(II) Copying or assisting others to copy the answers to exam questions or passing the materials related to examination contents;
(III) Deliberately destroying examination papers and answer sheets;
(IV) Illegally obtaining the examination qualification and examination results by forging documents, certificates, files and other materials;
(V) Snatching and stealing others’ papers and answers or forcing others to provide convenience for the plagiarism;
(VI) Filling in the name and student number inconsistent with identity information on the answer sheet, which does not constitute an examination replacement behavior;
(VII) Obtaining or assisting others to obtain the questions or answers or examination results by other improper means.
Article 5 Students who have one of the following acts shall be identified to have serious examination cheating behavior and will be expelled from the university:
(I) Replacing others or asking others to take the examination in their name;
(II) Organizing the cheating;
(III) Using the communication equipment or other equipment to result in a cheating behavior;
(IV) Selling the examination questions or answers to others for their own benefit;
(V) Having a record of examination cheating and giving the second examination disciplinary punishment or cheating punishment;
Article 6 Students who have the examination cheating behavior are not allowed to take the make-up examination of the course and will be eligible for retaking the course after one year. Students who have the cheating behavior in the return examination after leaving the university will be disqualified from taking the return examination.
Article 7 The university will give a notice to the graduates or external personnel involving the violation of examination regulations and inform their units.
Article 8 The period and procedures of the punishment shall comply with the Provisions on Disciplinary Punishment of Students of Southwest Jiaotong University (For Trial Implementation).
Article 9 Procedures for handling of violation of examination regulations are as follows:
(I) Confirmation of violation of examination regulations: the examination personnel shall record the violation of discipline or cheating process in the Records of Violation of Examination Regulations of Students and it shall be signed and confirmed by at least two examination personnel. The counselor shall come to the site to assist in the investigation.
(II) The school to which the students belong shall propose the handling suggestions within three days after the violation of examination regulations and report them to the Office of Academic Affairs for the record.
(III) The school shall inform students of the type of punishment to be given by the university and the punishment facts, reasons and basis and inform students of the right to make statements and defend for the punishment within two days after reporting to the Office of Academic Affairs for the record, and shall listen to the students’ statements and defense. The school will submit the Approval Form for Handling of Violation of Examination Regulations of Students to the Office of Academic Affairs.
(IV) The Office of Academic Affairs will submit the decision of punishment and the relevant supporting materials to the Undergraduate Teaching Committee of the university for review.
(V) The recording demerit punishment and disciplinary probation shall be reported to the university leaders in charge of teaching for approval. The expulsion from student status shall be reported to the university for legality review and decided at the president’s office meeting.
(VI) The decision of punishment shall be issued by the Office of Academic Affairs and the school will send it to students directly. The decision of punishment can be sent to those who refuse to sign, those who have leaved the university and those who are difficult to contact in the way of lien service, by mail and in the form of posting announcements respectively. The specific implementation shall comply with the Provisions on Disciplinary Punishment of Students of Southwest Jiaotong University (For Trial Implementation).
Article 10 Students who have any objection to the decision on handling of violation of examination regulations can file an appeal in accordance with the Provisions on Management of Student Appeal of Southwest Jiaotong University (For Trial Implementation).
Article 11 The Measures shall come into force from September 1, 2017. The original Measures for Handling of Violation of Examination Regulations of Undergraduate Students of Southwest Jiaotong University are abolished simultaneously.
Article 12 The university authorizes the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Department (Office) to be responsible for the interpretation of the Measures.