The entrance exam will take place on Wednesday 23 September 2020 at 12.00 o’clock Romanian time and on Thursday 24 September 2020 at 12.00 o’clock Romanian time.
The exam – both the written and the oral part – will take place on-line (video and audio session via Zoom). The candidates will have to download, install, and try out the Zoom software before the exam and log from a computer (no mobile phones are allowed). The camera will need to view not simply their faces, but be able to see their surrounding area. Books, notes and headsets are not allowed. Candidates will need to log in to the Zoom meeting 15 minutes before the start of the exam and wait in the waiting room. They must log in with their first name and their last name. By participating in the exam the candidates give their consent to the recording.
Candidates will need a working web camera, as well as a microphone during the exam, which will allow the examiners to see the candidates and the surrounding area and to hear them. Candidates should monitor the audio stream, for announcements and to allow the examiner to hear if someone is in the same room.
The link for the zoom session, the code and the password will be send to the candidates one day before the exam. In order to receive all the information necessary for the exam, the candidates need to have a valid Yahoo or Gmail address that they should send to the following mail address firstname.lastname@example.org before the examination.
The written exam will comprise grammar and vocabulary exercises, as well as writing an essay on a general topic, testing the candidates’ ability to read, write and understand academic Romanian (e.g. reading comprehension, deciding if statements are true or false after having read a text, building sentences with given words, multiple choice questionnaire, finding the opposites of some given words and building sentences with the found words, matching two columns of vocabulary items and writing a composition on a given topic). All of the subjects are mandatory.
Questions and answers can be heard by everyone and are therefore disturbing. Thus, questions should only be asked in really urgent cases.
The grades for the Romanian written examination, as well as for the oral examination are given from 1 to 10, the minimum passing grade being 5,00 (five). The final mark for the exam is the grade point average between the two parts, the written and the oral one.
The candidates will receive the subject in a file with doc extension at the time of the exam only after they have presented valid identification documents (passport) and after they have showed that there is no other person in their room. The candidates will solve the subjects in the same doc received. The written exam lasts two hours, during which the candidates must have their camera and microphone on. When the two hours are over, the candidates must send the completed doc to email@example.com and they will not log out until they have confirmation that their document has been received by the examiner. Only after the confirmation, they may log out.
After one hour (the exact time will be announced at the end of the written exam), the oral exam will take place. This implies that the candidates will have to log in again to the Zoom meeting, this time having to wait in the waiting room, as the oral exam will take place with two candidates at a time. After the first two candidates take the oral exam, they may log out, and the examiner will allow the next two candidates from the waiting room. The oral exam will be an open discussion, testing the candidates’ capacity of understanding the questions asked by the examiners and offering adequate answers to them.
The results of the Romanian examination shall be send at the Rector’s Office, The Office for Foreign Students. The possible complaints regarding the results of the Romanian examination can be submitted ONLY at the Registry of the Rector’s Office within 24 hours from the time of the posting of the results. The results of such complaints shall be posted at the Rector’s Office, The Office for Foreign Students, within 3 working days from the end of the period for the submission of such complaints.
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