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Regulation on Examination

Regulation on Examination

1. Candidates who do not carry the valid identification document (as specified below) on the day of examination, will be denied entry to the examinationhall.

2. Medical insurance Card, resident registrationPass/Card, and other certificates are not recognized as valid identification document.

3. University student ID card and graduate student ID card are not recognized as valid identification documents.

4. Identification documents approved for TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean)

ID cards approved for TOPIK
Type ID Cards
Ordinary people

Valid passport, alien registration certificate, certificate of domestic residence(issued by Immigration Office), resident registration card(certificate for the issuance application), Korea-issued driver’s license, employee card of Diplomatic Missions in Korea, disability registration card(welfare card)

※ In the event that the alien registration certificate has been submitted to the Immigration Office for change in resident status, the concerned candidates shall carry both ‘Certificate of Fact on Alien Registration’ and ‘Certificate of Application for Stay Permit’.

University students & graduate students Valid passport, alien registration certificate, certificate of domestic residence report(issued by Immigration Office), resident registration card(certificate for the issuance application), Korea-issued driver’s license, TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) identity certification
※ Note: University student ID card and graduate student ID card are not recognized as valid identification documents.
Middle/high school students for schoolslocated in Korea Student ID card(refer to the notes on carrying the student ID card), Vaild passport, alien registration certificate, youth card(certificate for the issuance application), certificate of resident registration(certificate for the issuance application), TOPIK identity certification
※ Eligibility for youth card issuance: Adolescents aged between 9 and 18
Elementary school students for schools located in Korea Passport not expired, youth card(certificate for the issuance application), TOPIK identity certification
※ Eligibility for youth card issuance: Adolescents aged between 9 and 18

5. Notes

  1. A. Notes on carrying the middle/high school student ID cards
    • Student’s name, photo, and school name shall be clearly identifiable on the middle/high school student ID cards.
    • If any of aforesaid items is missing or unidentifiable in the middle/high school student ID cards, the holder of such ID card will be denied entry to the examinationhall.
  2. B. Notes on preparing the TOPIK identity certification
    • The TOPIK identity certification shall be prepared by using the Form available from the TOPIK website and attached with the photo of candidate.
    • The seal of schoolmaster(president) shall be affixed to the TOPIK identity certification using Scotch tape(semitransparent adhesive tape). The TOPIK identity certification without the seal of schoolmaster(president) shall not be recognized as valid ID card.
Regulation on handling the cheaters on TOPIK

National Institute for International Education (NIIED)
Enactment : July 1, 2013
1st Revision : October 1, 2013

  1. Article 1 (Purpose)

    The purpose of this Regulation is to impose restrictions on cheaters and prevent recurrence of cheating in relation to the TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) which is supervised and implemented by the National Institute for International Education (NIIED), this is to prevent disadvantage to ordinary candidates thus ensure fair examination ensure fair examination.

  2. Article 2 (Effectiveness)

    This Regulation shall serve as the official decision standard for handling the cheaters on TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) in the event that any civil complaint or dispute arises from the heating by any candidates of TOPIK  implemented by National Institute for International Education (NIIED).

  3. Article 3 (Authority of Proctor)

    Proctor shall have the following authority necessary for fair operation of examination.

    1. 1. Fair progress of examination and maintenance of order
    2. 2. Detect and expel cheaters
  4. Article 4 (Definition of Cheating)

    Cheating refers to the behavior that goes against the fairness of examination, this involved the use of unfair means or assistance of others, in relation to TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) implemented by National Institute for International Education (NIIED).

  5. Article 5 (Type of Cheating)

    Cheating shall be classified into two categories of simple cheating(minor cheating) Level of punishment will be determined based on this categorization

    1. 1. Simple cheating(minor cheating)
      1. A. Sneaking a look at the answer sheet of other candidates, showing own answer sheet to other candidates.
      2. B. Continuing to fill out the answer sheet after end of the examination has been rung.
      3. C. Refusal to comply with proctor's instruction, which is considered necessary for fair operation of examination
      4. D. Refusal to accede to the request of proctor for candidates identification and search for personal belongings
      5. E. Bringing banned articles into the test venue and failing to submit them prior to the start of the first period of examination
      6. F. Carrying the articles (other than those permitted during the examination hour), or keeping the articles at a certain place contrary to the proctor's instruction (e.g.,: electronic pencil/pen, calculator, book, notebook, memo, ruler, highlighter, ear-phone, alarm, stopwatch, dictionary, automatic translation machine, PDA, smartphone, etc)
    2. 2. Premeditated cheating(serious cheating)
      1. A. Looking at the banned portable articles or using the wireless devices, etc
      2. B. Signaling with other candidates by exchanging messages, hand motions, sound, etc
      3. C. Using violence to threaten other candidates, or forcing them to show the answer sheets
      4. D. Hiring substitutes to take the test or taking the examination for others
        1. 1) Taking the examination by falsifying application form
        2. 2) Taking the examination by proxy (Include his/her own personal information in the application form photo of the substitute attached.)
        3. 3) Filling out the application form by himself/herself while the substitute takes examination instead
        4. 4) Falsifying the identification documents to take the examination for others
      5. E. Cheating by using the mobile phone
        1. 1) Failure to follow proctor’s instructions by tcarrying mobile device to transmit and receives messages.
        2. 2) Secretly carry mobile device and going to the toilet during the examination hour to receive answers, and entering the examination venue to record the answers on the answer sheet
        3. 3) colluding to resolve the problems of different sections and transmit the answers to the prearranged person(s)(friends who do not take the examination, upper-class mate/senior student, family members, etc) who then puts together and re-transmits the answers via text messaging device
        4. 4) Using the wireless receiver to secretly listen to answers
        5. 5) Using the camera phone to sneak a look at examination papers or answer sheets of neighboring candidates or show his/her answer sheet to others
      6. F. Using small radio or similar devices to inform the candidates of correct answers systematically
  6. Article 6 (Detection of cheating on Examination)

    The detection of cheating on TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) shall be the unique authority of the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) and shall not be reversed without legitimate reason. The type of detection of cheating are as follows:

    1. 1. On-the-spot detection
      This refers to the detection by proctor and examination officials. The candidates caught cheating on the spot is to be expelled from the examination venue after his/her answer sheet and examination paper are collected. The proctor will prepare and submit a report on the incident to the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) after the examination.
    2. 2. Post-examination detection
      This refers to the detection of cheating based on objective investigation such as analysis of similarity of answers to those of neighboring candidates, comparison of handwriting style with the handwritten answer sheets submitted by candidates in the past, comparison of candidate’s face and photo attached to previous examination identification slips, etc.
    3. 3. Detection of examination by proxy
      This refers to colluding to take the examination by proxy through falsification and fabrication of identity documentation or exchanging answer sheets. All candidates involve ard considered as cheaters.
    4. 4. Other detection
      It refers to the types of cheating other than the cheating specified in the Clause 1 through 3.
  7. Article 7 (Punishment of Cheater)

    1. 1. The examination results of the candidates caught committing simple cheating(minor cheating) shall be invalidated.
    2. 2. Premeditated cheating(serious cheating)
      1. A. Thee concerned examination results shall be invalidated.
      2. B. The examined caught committing the premeditated cheating(serious cheating) shall be disqualified for taking the examination for two(2) years after the announcement of the concerned examination results.
      3. C. Police investigation shall be requested for cheaters who took the examination for others, etc
      4. D. Notification will be sent to the organization(school, etc), informing that the concerned candidates was caught cheating in the examination.
    3. 3. Process in case of post-examination detection of cheater
      Current examination scores and all scores acquired thereafter shall be annulled if the candidates who acquired(was issued) the score(report card) is found to be a cheater in the post-examination process. The restriction on the eligibility for examination and follow-up action shall follow the provisions set forth in Clause 1 and 2.
Regulation on the Examination by Persons with Disability
  1. Article 1 (Purpose)

    The purpose of this Regulation is to provide special consideration to the candidates with disability in taking TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean)(hereinafter referred to as "examination") implemented by National Institute for International Education (NIIED) in order to provide the best assistance during the examination.

  2. Article 2 (Ground)

    The severity of disability shall be determined by the disability grades criteria as specified by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

  3. Article 3 (Scope of the Disabled)

    Candidates necessary assistance may be provided to disabled candidates when he/she proves disability as specified in the ‘regulation on the disabled candidates for TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean)’ set forth by Overseas Korean & TOPIK Team of National Institute for International Education (NIIED).

    1. 1. Those who are validly registered as a disabled person as specified in Article 2 of the Enforcement Decree of Welfare of Disabled Persons Act or those who have external physical disability such as visual impairment, physical handicap, encephalopathy, auditory impairment, etc., and have difficulty in taking examination
    2. 2. Those for whom the assistance needs to be provided, such as those with special and double disabilities, temporary disability, etc., which make it clearly difficult to take examination and pregnant women, etc
  4. Article 4 (Proof of Disability)

    1. 1. Candidates who correspond to the Article 3 shall submit the document of evidence[one of the documents specified in A) through C) below] which prove disability to the Overseas Korean & TOPIK Team of National Institute for International Education (NIIED).
      Proof of Disability
      Essential A) Original of doctor's written diagnosis(doctor's note)
      ※ [Reference 1] Refer to the notes related to the issuance of doctor's written diagnosis.
      Optional B) Photocopy of disability registration card(welfare card)
      C) Certificate of Disability issued by the concerned community center
    2. 2. The document of evidence must be submitted within seven(7) working days after the deadline of acceptance.
    3. 3. Assistance will not be provided if the disability cannot be proved or document of evidence are not submitted.
  5. Article 5 (Procedure for Applying for the Provision of assistance )

    Assistance shall be provided as per the procedures specified below to the candidates who meet the requirements set forth in Article 3. Article 6(Notes on the Application for the Provision of assistance ) of TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) regulation pertaining to the examination of the disabled shall be checked in advance.

    1. 1. candidates shall check concerned information by referring to the guidance on the provision of assistance  based on disability type posted on the bulletin of TOPIK website. (type of disability, details of assistance , verification of document of evidence)
    2. 2. candidates shall fill out and submit the “application form for the provision of assistance for the disabled” which is available for download from the Form Download Bulletin of TOPIK website via registered mail, accompanied by document of evidence(origin of doctor's written diagnosis and 1 photocopy of disability certificate, etc) or visit the TOPIK. (The assistance shall be provided only for the registration mail stamped within seven(7) working days after the deadline of acceptance of application form.)

      ※ Address for the submission of documents (visit):
      [110-810] Overseas Korean & TOPIK Team, #208, main building, National Institute for International Education (NIIED), 81 Ihwajang-gil, Jongro-gu, Seoul

    3. 3. After checking the document of evidence, related details shall be provided based on the standards for the provision of assistance with reference to the type of disability.
  6. Article 6 (Note on the Application for the Provision of Assistance)

    The followings shall be kept in mind when the candidates who meets the standards specified in Article 3 applies for the provision of assistance .

    1. 1. The candidates shall be familiarized with the details of assistance based on type of disability stipulated in Article 7(Provision of Assistance ) of TOPIK regulation on the examination of the disabled, along with document of evidence, and check his/her eligibility and applicability for the provision of assistance , document of evidence, etc. (The disability type and grade are required to be indicated in the doctor's written diagnosis.)
    2. 2. In case of application by email, the candidates shall specifically and clearly indicate ① the type and grade of disability and ② details of assistance that he/she wants to provided and the need for such assistance , etc.
    3. 3.Only the original doctor’s written diagnosis or doctor’s note issued at general hospitals(or advanced general hospitals), stipulated in Article 3 of Medical Care Act, within two(2) years after the deadline of acceptance of concerned examination application form shall be recognized. (See the date and details of issuance in [Reference 1].
      ※ For pregnant women, doctor’s note issued by clinic-type medical institutes and hospital-type medical institutes, stipulated in Article 3 of Medical Care Act, shall be recognized.
      ※ To check the availability(location) of general hospitals(or advanced general hospitals) in concerned region, visit the website of Health Insurance Review & Assessment(HIRA) Service(www.hira.or.kr) and click [Search Hospitals/Pharmacies]. (The issuance is made only after checking the hospitals.)
    4. 4. As there is no separate period for refinement due to the schedule of examination, candidates need to make inquiry to the Overseas Korean & TOPIK Team (02-3668-1331) of National Institute for International Education (NIIED) for enquiries.
  7. Article 7 (Provision of Assistance )

    candidates who are recognized to have disability as specified in Article 3 may be provided necessary assistance as shown in the Table below based on the disability grades criteria set forth by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

    Provision of assistance
    Type of Disability
    (Grade)
    Details of Assistance Provided document of evidence
    Physical handicap Severe disability of upper limb
    (1st to 3rd grade)
    Extension of examination hour by 1.5 times
    Allocation to separate examination venue (with desks to be spaced at a certain distance apart from each other) after obtaining the written consent of the person marking on the answer sheet on behalf of candidate (or the written consent of candidate(guardian))
    Disability registration card(welfare card) or 1 photocopy of disability certificate, 1 original doctor’s written diagnosis(doctor’s note)
    Minor upper limb disability
    (4th to 6th grades)
    Extension of examination hour by 1.5 times
    Allocation to separate examination venue (with desks to be spaced at a certain distance apart from each other)
    Limb disability Candidates are allocated to a separate examination venue (with desks to be spaced at a certain distance apart from each other)
    Brain disorder Brain disorder
    (1st to 6th grades)
    Extension of examination hour by 1.5 times
    candidates are allowed to carry auxiliary engineering device and enlarged examination paper.
    Candidates are allowed to separate examination venue (with the desks to be spaced at a certain distance apart from each other) after obtaining the written consent of the person marking on the answer sheet on behalf of candidate (or the written consent of candidate(guardian))
    Visual impairment The blind Extension of examination hour by 1.7 times
    Allowing the candidates to carry auxiliary engineering device and allocating the candidates to separate examination venue (with desks to be spaced at a certain distance apart from each other) after obtaining the written consent of the person reading the questions and marking on the answer sheet on behalf of candidate (or the written consent of candidate(guardian))
    - 1st to 2nd grades
    - Those who were recognized of the need to use the raised letters among those with the 3rd grade II and 4th grade II
    Extension of examination hour by 1.7 times
    candidates are allowed to carry auxiliary engineering device and enlarged examination paper and allocating the candidates to separate examination venue (with desks to be spaced at a certain distance apart from each other) after obtaining the written consent of the person reading the questions on behalf of candidate (or the written consent of candidate(guardian))
    3rd to 6th grades Extension of examination hour by 1.5 times
    ※ The examination hour extension shall not be provided to the candidates with the 5th II grade
    ※ For the 6th grade, the examination hour extension may be provided for the corrected eyesight of eye with better vision is 0.3 or less.
    candidates are allowed to carry auxiliary engineering device and enlarged examination paper candidates are allocated to separate examination venue (with desks to be spaced at a certain distance apart from each other) after obtaining the written consent of the person marking on the answer sheet on behalf of candidate (or the written consent of candidate(guardian))
    Auditory impairment 2nd to 6th grades Deployment of sign language interpreter
    Providing the written materials such as the procedure for examination, etc
    Candidates are allowed to carry auxiliary engineering device
    Candidates are allocated to a separate examination venue (with desks to be spaced at a certain distance apart from each other)
    Others - Special and dual disabilities
    - Those with temporary physical disability which makes it clearly difficult to take examination
    To be determined by verifying the severity of disability
    Pregnant women Candidates are allocated to a separate examination venue (with desks to be spaced at a certain distance apart from each other)
    Candidates are allowed to use toilet during the examination hour
    • ※ candidates with different disability grades shall check the type and grade of their disability based on the Disability Grade Table under the ‘Welfare for the Disabled Act’.
    • ※ The use of auxiliary engineering device may be restricted if it disrupts other candidates during the examination.
    • ※ candidates who want the examination papers to be provided in braille shall use the help of other person who read the questions and record the answers on their behalf.
    • ※ candidates unable to record in the answer sheet due to physical handicap may make a request for a person who will record the answers on their behalf while they are taking the examination in a separate examination venue.
    • ※ candidates with physical disability with restricted movement may request the assistance of the auxiliary proctor.
    • ※ Enlarged examination paper: candidates may select one of these three types: 14point, 18point, and 24point B4-size examination paper. Those using the magnifying reading glasses will not be provided with the enlarged examination paper.
    • ※ Maximum assistance shall be provided to candidates, depending on severity of disability, besides the extension of examination hour, service of person who records the answers on behalf of candidate, and allocation of candidate to the separate examination venue.
  8. Addendum

    Article 1 (Date of Effectiveness)

    This Regulation shall take effect from June 1, 2014.

 

Reference 1. Note related to the issuance of doctor’s written diagnosis(doctor’s note)

  1. 1. Issuing Organization: General hospitals(or advanced general hospitals) stipulated in Article 3 of Medical Care Act
    • For pregnant women, doctor’s note issued by clinic-type medical institutes and hospital-type medical institutes, stipulated in Article 3 of Medical Care Act shall be also recognized.
    • ※ Doctor’s written diagnosis or note shall be issued only by concerned hospital after [Search Hospitals/Pharmacies] process at the website of Health Insurance Review & Assessment(HIRA) Service(www.hira.or.kr). The doctor’s written diagnosis or doctor’s note shall bear the license number of concerned medical specialist and his/her signature(seal).
  2. 2. Date of issuance: Doctor’s written diagnosis or doctor’s note (original) issued within two(2) years after the deadline of acceptance of concerned examination application form shall be recognized.
  3. 3. Doctor’s written diagnosis(doctor’s note) shall include the followings:
    1. ① Specific statement with respect to the type and grade(severity) of disability
    2. ② Disability-induced inassistance in taking the examination
    3. ③ Recognizability of the need for each type of desired assistance
      • All items of desired assistance shall be specified by referring to the type of assistance that can be provided based on the type and severity of disability.

        Example) In case of application for examination paper in braille, extension of examination hour, voice-enabled computer:
        - "Examination paper in braille, extension of examination hour, and voice-enabled computer are considered necessary."

      • Doctor’s written diagnosis(doctor’s note) shall be followed in case of discrepancy between the application details and doctor’s written diagnosis(doctor’s note).
      • For pregnant women, the ‘number of weeks in pregnancy’, ‘details and need of desired assistance ’ shall be specified.

    <Example of doctor’s written diagnosis(doctor’s note) issued>

    Example of doctor’s written diagnosis(doctor’s note) issued
    Type and Severity of Disability Example
    Visual Impairment 3rd II grade
    4th II grade
    Aforesaid person has the 3rd II grade visual impairment with the field of view below 5 degrees in all directions, therefore needs the raised letters to read the examination paper. Specifically, this person is considered to require the examination paper in braille, extension of examination hour, and voice-enabled computer.
    6th grade Aforesaid person has the 6th grade visual impairment with the corrected eyesight below 0.3, and has the problem in reading the examination questions or recording the answer sheet. Therefore, this person considered to require the extension of examination hour.
    Others Aforesaid person has amblyopia and/or Aphakia with the eye movement disorder which makes it difficult to read the examination paper or record the answer sheet. Therefore, this person is considered to require an extension of examination hour.
    Brain Disorder Minor severity Aforesaid person has the 4th grade encephalopathy(brain disorder) and impaired voluntary muscle control ability in the upper limb. The impaired motion disorder in the hand and neck results in slow handwriting and difficulty in writing small letters and recording the answer sheet. Therefore, this person is considered to require an extension of examination hour.
Regulation on Examination Cancellation

Examination date has been set and cannot be postponed. If you cannot take examination, please apply for the examination cancellation within the specified period.

Refund amount by period

  • (1st refund) In case of cancellation with the examination application period: Full refund
  • (2nd refund) For seven(7) days after the deadline for examination application: 50% refund
  • (3rd refund) After seven(7) days after the deadline for examination application until three(3) days before the examination date: 40% refund

Method for cancellation of examination

  • Method for cancellation of examination: Select [My Exam Info.] at the website → [Cancel the Application/Refund Menu] → [Apply for the Refund] button.

※ For detail, check the [Exam Guidance] → [candidates Guide] → [Guidance on Cancellation of Application] webpage.

Regulation on the refund for special reason

  • Refund of entire amount
  • If the examination cannot commence due to national emergency
  • If the examination cannot commence due to the broadcasting accident, etc., during the examination
    (This does not apply to the candidates who did not appear.)
  • If the examination cannot commence normally due to natural disaster(such as earthquake, fire, torrential rain, heavy snow, etc)

 

Regulation on the management of examination

National Institute for International Education (NIIED)
Date of Enactment: July 1, 2014

  1. Article 1 (Purpose)

    The purpose of this Regulation is to define overall matters related to the TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) implemented by the Overseas Korean & TOPIK Team of National Institute for International Education (NIIED) in order to ensure fair and undisrupted process of examination.

  2. Article 2 (Type of Examination)

    The examination shall be classified into the category of TOPIKⅠ and TOPIKⅡ based on the difficulty of test.

  3. Article 3 (Application Fee)

    The application free for TOPIK Ⅰ shall be KRW 35,000.,
    The application free for TOPIK Ⅱ shall be KRW 40,000.

  4. Article 4 (Examination Period)

    Examination Period
    Type Period Examination Area Duration(minutes)
    TOPIKⅠ 1st Listening, reading 100
    TOPIKⅡ 1st Listening, writing 110
    2nd Reading 70
  5. Article 5 (Eligibility & Restriction)

    There shall be no restriction on eligibility for examination. However, the exception may be made in the following cases:

    1. 1. Eligibility restriction shall be imposed on candidates caught of premeditated cheating in accordance with Article 7 of regulation pertaining to the handling of cheaters on TOPIK.
    2. 2. If the photo on the exam identification slip does not meet the standard or cannot identify the candidates clearly,examination restriction may be imposed on candidate.

    ※ The examples of photo not meeting the standard include the monochrome photo, blurry photo, photo showing the candidates wearing a hat(graduation cap), sunglasses, earphones, etc., or covering his/her face with front hairs, photo taken from the angles other than the front(photos taken from above, below, left, right), and image photos or entertainers’ photos which do not capture the face of candidate.

  6. Article 6 (Date of Examination)

    The examination shall be held on a designated date in a year.

  7. Article 7 (Change of Examination Site)

    The examination venue may be changed only within the examination application period. However, the examination venue shall not be changed if there are no excess candidates at the examination site desired to be changed.

  8. Article 8 (Method for Acceptance)

    The examination application form shall be submitted only via online at the TOPIK website(www.topik.go.kr). The application may be submitted after agreeing to the terms & conditions of website and personal information policy. However, online application can be made by visiting the organization designed to accept the application in each region, if online application is necessary.

  9. Article 9 (ID Card for Application)

    candidates shall carry one of identity documentation specified on TOPIK website on the day of examination. Examines not carrying such identity documentation shall not be allowed to take the examination, and in this case, the examination application fee shall not be refunded.

  10. Article 10 (Prohibition on Exiting the Examination Venue and Using the Toilet During the Examination)

    In principle, candidates are not allowed to exit the examination venue or use the toilet during the examination. However, an exception may be made in any of the following cases:

    1. 1. In case of exit for reason of disease or other unavoidable reason, the concerned candidates shall visit the examination head office and obtain confirmation after going through the metal detector search.
    2. 2. In case that candidates need to use toilet for unavoidable reason during the examination, they may use the toilet partition designated by hallway proctor and shall go through the metal detector search(prevention of cheating that involves the use of electronic devices) by the hallway proctor before reentering the examination venue.
  11. Article 11 (Guidance on the Process of Examination)

    1. 1. If the examination starts in the morning, candidates shall enter examination hall by 09:30AM(the entry is prohibited after 09:40AM). If the examination starts in the afternoon, candidates shall shall enter examination hall by 12:30PM(the entry is prohibited after 12:40PM).
    2. 2. Method of processing in case of problem with central broadcasting system
      1. A) In case that the central broadcasting system is not working at all prior to the start of listening test The reading test shall start instead. Upon completion of reading test, the listening test shall be conducted individually.
        (No extra time is separately provided for marking the answers after the end of test.)
      2. B) In case that the central broadcasting system is not working at all during the listening test The reading test shall start instead in the affected examination hall. Upon completion of reading test, the remaining listening test shall be conducted individually.
        (No extra time is separately provided for marking the answers after the end of test.)
      3. C) In case that the central broadcasting system is not working at all in some examination venues during the listening test The reading test shall start instead in the concerned examination venues. Upon completion of reading test, the remaining listening test shall be conducted individually.
        (No extra time is separately provided for marking the answers after the end of test.)
      4. D) In case that some questions are not broadcast during the listening test The remaining listening test shall be conducted. Upon completion of the reading test, the unbroadcasted portion of the listening test shall be broadcasted.
        (No extra time is separately provided for marking the answers after the end of test.)
      5. E) In case of other defects in broadcasting system, proper action shall be taken to prevent the examination based on the situation.
  12. Article 12 (Processing & Nondisclosure of Test Results)

    1. 1. The examination results of all candidates will be computerized.
    2. 2. The answer sheets will be evaluated based on the reading result from the OCR device. candidates shall be held responsible when the examination results are not normally processed due to the inappropriate marking or the use of the prohibited writing instrument.
    3. 3. In principle, all date related to the examination results processing shall not be disclosed. However, an exception shall be taken for the materials posted on the website.
  13. Article 13 (Storage of Examination-Related Materials)

    The storage period of examination-related materials shall be same as the validity period of examination results. However, the original answer sheet shall be stored for two(2) weeks after the announcement of examination results and thereafter shall be stored as image file

  14. Article 14 (Valid Period of Examination Results)

    The TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) results shall be valid for two(2) years after the announcement of examination results. (The examinations held before 2012 do not have the validity period. The validity of concerned score report shall be determined by the relevant organization that accepts the documents.)

  15. Article 15 (Announcement and Verification of Examination Results)

    The examination results shall be announced on a designated date in a year. The time for the announcement of examination results shall be after 03:00PM. However, the examination results is subject to change, depending on the scoring schedule. Changes in the announcement time shall be notified on the website. The examination results may be checked in the following ways:

    1. 1. Checking the examination results on TOPIK website after the announcement time on the day scheduled for releasing the examination results
    2. 2. Receiving and checking the score report which is sent via mail three(3) days after the examination results announcement date
  16. Article 16 (Issuance of Score Report)

    1. 1. Each initial exam score reports shall be mailed to the candidates who chose to receive the score reports via mail at the time of examination application, whether they passed or failed to pass the examination, and the score reports shall not be resent via mail after they were sent altogether. If the score report cannot be received via mail, the score report shall be directly printed out via online from TOPIK website.
    2. 2. The exam score report will not be sent via fax and email (to prevent falsification and fabrication).
    3. 3. The exam results score report will be sent to the address which was entered at the examination application and is not allowed to be changed in any period other than the designed period.
  17. Article 17(Reissuance of Examination Score Report)

    The exam score report may be reissued from TOPIK website at a cost specified below:

    1. 1. In case of reissuance within the validity period of examination results Five(5) sheets of exam score report may be issued free of charge from the 34th examination, and thereafter KRW 2,000 shall be charged upon the issuance per sheet. Two(2) sheets of exam score report may be issued free of charge from the 21st to 35th examinations)
    2. 2. In case of reissuance of score report that passed the validity period KRW 2,000 shall be charged for the printout issuance per sheet.
    3. 3. You will not be refunded if you payment by mistake in entire liability for actual person.
  1. Article 18 (Objection to the Examination Results & Reply)

    Objection to examination results shall be raised only within the period of formal objection, and the fee is charged for the review necessary for re-scoring. The scores may be reduced after the re-scoring. Objection to examination results shall be raised according to the following procedures:

    1. 1. The written objection to examination results shall be prepared by using the form available from ‘Download the Forms” menu of Information Yard at the TOPIK website and sent by fax or email within the period for formal objection to examination results, i.e., within fourteen(14) days after the examination results announcement date.
    2. 2. The re-scoring shall be conducted in batches after the expiry of the ‘period for formal objection’.
    3. 3. Replies shall be made individually by email to the applicants within fourteen(14) days after the expiry of the ‘period for formal objection’.
  2. Article 19 (Objection to Examination Questions & Reply)

    The objection may be filed within the period for formal objection to examination questions and shall be processed as follows:

    1. 1. The written objection to examination questions shall be prepared by using the form available from ‘Download the Forms” menu at the TOPIK website and sent by fax or email within the period for formal objection to examination questions, i.e., within seven(7) days after the date of examination.
    2. 2. Regarding the objection to examination questions, the concerned details shall be reviewed by the Committee on the Review of Objection to Examination Questions after the expiry of the period for formal objection to examination questions.
    3. 3. In relation to the objection to examination questions, the results of review shall be posted on the website within ten(10) days after the expiry of the period for formal objection to examination questions and shall not be notified individually to applicants.
  3. Article 20 (Application for Disclosure of Information)

    In case that the information is requested in connection with examination, the applicant for the disclosure of information (hereinafter referred to as "applicant") shall prepare and submit the information disclosure application according to the procedure specified below:

    1. 1. The information disclosure application shall be prepared by using the Form available from ‘Download the Forms' menu at the TOPIK website and sent by fax or email.
    2. 2. For the information disclosure application, the reply -- which is require to be preceded by the review -- shall be made by email within fourteen(14) days after the application is accepted for the disclosure of information.
      1. A. If an excessive amount of information is requested for disclosure and consequently raises the concern about noticeable disruption to normal works, the period for the replay may be extended, and in this case, the applicants shall be notified individually.
      2. B. In case that non-disclosable information and disclosable information are mixed and separable, partial disclosure may be made within the scope which is suited to the purpose of disclosure.
    3. 3. Applicants shall submit the outcomes, produced by using the acquired information, within concerned time limit.
      1. A. In the event that aforesaid outcomes are not submitted within concerned time limit, the subsequent provision of additional information may be restricted.
      2. B. If other information is requested prior to the submittal of the outcomes, additional information may be provided after review, provided that the information of same subject is requested, although the provision of information may be restricted.
  4. Article 21 (Restriction on the Eligibility of Cheater)

    The following behaviors shall be considered to be the acts of cheating, and the period for eligibility restriction shall be as follows:

    1. 1. Invalidation of concerned examination results(simple cheating)
      1. A. Sneaking a look at the answer sheet of other candidates, showing the answer sheet of candidate himself/herself
      2. B. Continuing to fill out the answer sheet even after the bell rang to end the examination
      3. C. Refusing to comply with fair instruction of proctor which is considered necessary for fair operation of examination
      4. D. Refusing to accede to the request of proctor for candidates identification and search for personal belongings
      5. E. Brining the banned articles into the examination venue and failing to submit them prior to the start of the first period of examination
      6. F. Carrying the articles other than those permitted during the examination hour, or keeping the articles not portable at a certain place which is contrary to the instruction of proctor (e.g.,: electronic pencil/pen, calculator, book, notebook, memo, ruler, highlighter, ear-phone, alarm, stopwatch, dictionary, automatic translation machine, PDA, smartphone, etc)
    2. 2. Two-year restriction on eligibility for examination shall be imposed, along with the invalidation of concerned examination results, for any of the following cases(premeditated cheating and cheated detected after examination)
      1. A. Looking at the banned portable articles or using the wireless devices, etc
      2. B. Signaling with other candidates by exchanging the message, hand motions, sound, etc
      3. C. Using the violence to threaten other candidates, or forcing them to show the answer sheets
      4. D. Hiring substitutes to take the test instead, or taking the examination for others
        1. 1) Taking the examination by falsifying the application form
        2. 2) Taking the examination by proxy by including his/her personal information in the application form while attaching the photo of the substitute
        3. 3) Filling out the application form by himself/herself while the substitute takes examination instead
        4. 4) Falsifying the ID card to take the examination for others
      5. E. Cheating by using the mobile phone
        1. 1) Failing to follow the instruction proctor by transmitting and receiving the text message and carrying the mobile phone
        2. 2) Carrying the mobile phone secretly and going to the toilet during the examination hour to receive answers via text messaging device, and entering the examination venue again to record the answers on the answer sheet
        3. 3) Several people colluding to resolve the problems of different section and transmit the answers to the prearranged outsider(friends who do not take the examination, upper-class mate/senior student, family members, etc) who then puts together and re-transmits the answers via text messaging device
        4. 4) Using the wireless receiver to secretly listen to the answers
        5. 5) Using the camera phone to sneak a look at the examination papers or answer sheets of neighboring candidates or show his/her answer sheet to others
      6. F. Using small radio or similar devices to inform the candidates of correct answers systematically
  5. Article 22 (Handling of Cheater)

    In case that any breach occurred in relation to Article 21 of this Regulation and the Regulation pertaining to the handling the cheaters on TOPIK, the followings shall be notified and the concerned candidates shall be processed as cheater.

    1. 1. For simple cheating(minor cheating), the concerned examination results shall be invalidated.
    2. 2. Premeditated cheating(serious cheating)
      1. A. Thee concerned examination results shall be invalidated.
      2. B. The examined caught committing the premeditated cheating shall be disqualified for taking the examination for two(2) years after the announcement of the concerned examination results.
      3. C. Police investigation shall be requested for the malicious cheaters who took the examination for others, etc
      4. D. Notice shall be provided to the organization(school, etc) of cheater, informing that the concerned candidates was caught cheating on the examination.
    3. 3. Processing in case of post-examination detection of cheater
      The scores of concerned examination and all scores acquired thereafter shall be annulled if the candidates who acquired(was issued) the score(report card) upon the notification of test score is found to be a cheater in the post-examination process. The restriction on the eligibility for examination and follow-up action shall follow the provisions set forth in the foregoing Clause 1 and 2.
  6. Addendum

    Article 1 (Date of Effectiveness)
    This Regulation shall take effect from June 1, 2014.

    Article 2(Overall Procedures)
    Apart from the matters specified herein, the maters informed orally or through broadcasting in relation to the examination, or overall procedures related usually to the examination, such as the announcements made by proctor, etc., shall have effectiveness equivalent to that of this Regulation.

    Article 3(Other Regulations)
    Other regulations not specified herein shall be separately managed.

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