Misconduct

Misconduct (whether occurring prior to, during or after the UMAT) means any unacceptable conduct or any conduct that might result in unfairness or inaccurate results such as, without limitation:

  • Attempting to take UMAT in any year prior to the final year of secondary schooling
  • breach of any of the security arrangements for UMAT
  • impersonation
  • attempting to remove a test book or answer sheet or part thereof, or any notes, from the test room
  • failure to follow test supervisor’s instructions at all times
  • giving or receiving assistance during the test
  • creating a disturbance
  • using prohibited aids (including but not limited to: notes, scrap paper, dictionary, calculator, mobile phone, tape recorder, mp3 player, electronic personal organiser, stationery items other than pencil and eraser, etc.)
  • writing, marking or folding your test paper or answer sheet, during reading time or after the instruction is given to stop writing
  • writing on the Admission Ticket during the test
  • copying another candidate’s work
  • using the test questions, their content or information about them for purposes other than your sitting of UMAT is prohibited. This includes: publishing the UMAT questions or any of their content or information about them on the internet, any digital format or otherwise; and/or passing the UMAT questions, any of their content or information about them to third parties
  • the giving of false or misleading information at any stage in connection with your participation in the UMAT test
  • infringement of the "ACER" or "UMAT" trade marks. Trade Mark infringement includes performing any act which only a trade mark owner or a person authorised by the trade mark owner may do
  • infringement of copyright. Copyright infringement includes: performing those rights or authorising the performance of those rights which are granted at law exclusively to the copyright owner. These rights include the exclusive right to reproduce the copyright work in a material form and to communicate that work to the public
  • in any way breaching (as determined by ACER in its absolute discretion) any of the terms and conditions of (a) your registration to participate in the UMAT test; or (b) your purchase of any UMAT preparation materials
  • infringement of any rights (including but not limited to intellectual property rights) whatsoever relating to or subsisting in the UMAT test or any part or element of it, including but not limited to the concept, structure, administration or conduct of the UMAT test, the UMAT trade mark and any UMAT preparation materials prepared or published by or on behalf of ACER or the UMAT Consortium
  • any act or omission by you which ACER, in its absolute discretion, renders you to be unfit to participate in any UMAT test, whether or not you are registered to participate at the time of ACER’s determination

CONSEQUENCES for misconduct may include cancelling your registration to sit the UMAT test without any refund, withholding of your UMAT test results or disqualification from sitting any UMAT test (whether it is the test for which you have registered or otherwise).

It is also possible and you consent to the misconduct being referred to one or more educational institutions (whether or not it is the educational institution you are attending or have made application to attend).

YOU ARE PUT ON NOTICE that except as expressly provided at law, there is no right to challenge, appeal or seek review of any determination by ACER that misconduct has occurred or in relation to any consequences imposed by ACER for any misconduct. You should also be aware that your misconduct might also give rise to liability on your part to third parties, including but not limited to the members of the UMAT Consortium.