Q8. What is the maximum time allowed for
candidates to complete the Navywide
EXAMINATION DAY PROCEDURES
Learning Objectives: Identify administration
procedures to be followed during administration of
examinations; identify examination completion
procedures; identify and recognize how to forward
examinations to NETPDTC.
On the date the examination is administered, the
ESO should muster the candidates and seat them in the
examination room according to the preplanned
arrangements. After distributing the required
examination materials, a member of the examining
board will read the General and Verbatim Instructions
for the Administration of the Examinations. The
reading of the verbatim instructions should be clear
and concise. Enough time should be allowed between
each step of the instructions to allow candidates to
complete each block on the answer sheet.
The examination room must be under the direct
supervision of at least one member designated in
writing by the commanding officer. Proctors are
assigned to assist the ESO. At least 1 proctor should be
provided for every 25 candidates. Officers, chief petty
officers (E-7/8/9) and designated civilians may serve
as proctors for examinations. For information on
assigning proctors, refer to the Advancement Manual.
Before each examination is administered, the
command should provide guidelines for proctors to
follow, including the following:
Ensure the health and comfort rules are
understood and in agreement with command and
Ensure candidates bring no unauthorized
materials, such as NRTCs and notes, into the
Help distribute all examining materials (pencils,
examination booklets, worksheets, scratch
paper, and so forth).
Perform an individual ID card check to verify
each candidates identity before issuing that
person an examination booklet.
Randomly inspect the answer sheets while the
candidates complete the administrative section
as the verbatim instructions are being read.
Ensure candidates darken answer sheet circles
sufficiently to be detected by scanning
Patrol the examining room to guard against
Escort candidates to and from the examining
room if the need arises for health or comfort trips
outside the examining room.
Interpret the meaning of the information on the
examination booklet cover for the candidates if
necessary; however, DO NOT DISCUSS,
INTERPRET, OR ANSWER EXAMINATION
QUESTIONS IN ANY WAY! (Proctors may
explain the meaning of the instructions on the
face of the examination booklet. They may NOT
interpret examination questions, engage in a
discussion about questions, or assist the
candidates in any way in their solutions.
Examination questions must NEVER be read to
Seek any further assistance necessary from the
ESO if in doubt about any portion of the exam
The authority for oral administration of
examinations, if requested, and with ample
justification is from PERS 852 or 862. If authorized, a
commissioned officer will read examination questions
and answers without interpretation or explanation.
The individual will be examined on the regularly
scheduled examination date in a separate space from
other candidates. Refer to the Advancement Manual
for additional guidance.
Candidates are not permitted to leave the
examination room before completing their
examination except for emergencies. If a candidate
must leave the room, a proctor must accompany him or
her. A proctor must take possession of all examining
materials during the candidates absence.
candidate who leaves the examination room without
permission will be disqualified.
If this situation
occurs, the procedures outlined in the Advancement
Manual should be followed.
In case of emergency, such as a fire alarm, the
candidates will place the worksheet, answer sheet, and
scratch paper inside the examination booklet and leave
it on the table. Candidates will depart the examination
area via designated exits and muster at a designated
area. Ensure all candidates understand that no talking
is permitted during the emergency and while waiting to