You will be continuously monitored during your exam, to ensure proper exam conditions are maintained, and also to promptly address any problems you may have. Different test centres have different methods of monitoring: via a viewing window, via CCTV cameras, or sometimes a Test Administrator (invigilator) may be sitting inside the test room.
If you have any problem during your exam, you should raise your hand and await the Test Administrator. Note that the Administrator is not permitted to assist with any questions relating to the exam content itself.
There may be other candidates testing at the same time as you but they may not necessarily be RBA candidates and their appointments may have different start / finish times. For this reason, it is important you remain as quiet as possible when entering or leaving the test room, to avoid causing a distraction to other candidates.
On the first few screens you see as you take your RBA exam, you will be prompted to accept a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), to indicate that you agree not to violate the confidentiality of the exam content. By accepting the NDA, you also affirm that you are fit and able to sit your test. Once you select ‘Yes’, you will be able to start your exam as normal. If you do not select ‘Yes’, your exam will immediately terminate and you will need to follow the instructions of the Pearson test centre representative who will process you out of the test centre. It is advised you immediately contact RBA on the same day to inform them of your reasons and ensure you are scheduled for a new appointment to take your exam at the next possible time.
In RBA exams, between Part A and Part B, you will be prompted to take a scheduled break. This optional break lasts 8 minutes. Upon returning from your break must be sure to allow time for the Administrator to process you back into the test room, or you may find that you lose time from Part B of the exam. If, at any time during Part A or Part B, you wish to take an unscheduled break, you may do so (raise your hand to tell the Administrator), but the exam timer does not stop during an unscheduled break.
As an RBA candidate at a Pearson test centre, it is important that you maintain an approachable and civil decorum with all Pearson test centre representatives. Pearson test centre representatives are there to facilitate and ensure your experience at the test centres follow their code of operating. RBA therefore advises that you adhere and comply with Pearson test centre representative instructions so that you can have as good and pleasant an exam experience as possible. Should you have any issues, please raise these via the Pearson test centre procedures. The test centre representatives will inform you of these procedures.