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  1. Every candidate must provide proof of identity before being allowed into an examination hall. This identification document may be a Passport, Discharge Book or National Identity Document.
  2. Every candidate must produce a NOTICE OF ELIGIBILITY before being allowed to take an examination.
  3. Candidate must be seated in an examination hall not later than TEN (10)minutes before the commencement of an examination.
  4. No candidate shall be allowed into an examination hall THRITY (30) minutes after an examination has commenced.
  5. No candidate may be permitted to leave an examination hall within the first THIRTY (30) minutes of an examination that is in progress.
  6. Candidates must remain seated at the end of an examination, and may only leave after all answer scripts and supplied materials has been collected by the invigilator, and the permission given to do so.
  7. Upon leaving an examination that is still in progress, candidates must quit its precincts and shall desist from communicating with any person in the examination hall in any manner whatsoever.
  8. Any candidate who completes an examination before the stipulated time may be allowed to leave. Under such a situation the candidate must call the attention of the invigilator and to proceed as in 6 above.
  9. Candidates must not communicate with each other in any manner whatsoever, when an examination is in progress.
  10. Any candidate in need of assistance during an examination must call the attention of the invigilator by raising a hand.
  11. Candidates must provide their own pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, drawing instruments, mathematical tables, electronic calculators, etc. and any other materials as prescribed, and shall not be allowed to BORROW these items from fellow candidates while an examination is in progress.
  12. Mobile phones are not allowed in an examination hall.
  13. All materials for an examination, other than those items listed in 11 above shall be provided by the GHANA MARITIME EXAMINATIONS BOARD.
  14. With the exception of diagrams, all answers shall be written in blue or black ink.
  15. With exception of question numbers, Candidates must not write in the left margins of answer sheets, but may use the right margins for rough work.
  16. All the pages of examinations answer scripts shall be numbered and signed by candidates in the spaces provided, to be accepted as genuine for marking.



The following actions shall constitute examination offenses:

  • Impersonation
  • Cheating by
    • The introduction into an examination hall, materials other than those stated in .11 by a candidate.
    • The unauthorised exchange of materials between candidates.
    • Communicating among candidates in any manner whatsoever..



  • Any candidate found impersonating shall be handed over to the Police for prosecution.
  • Candidates caught cheating shall:
    • Be immediately expelled from the examination room..
    • Not be allowed to continue with the remaining examination.
    • Have the papers already written, canceled.
    • Be banned from taking any examinations conducted by the GHANA MARITIME EXAMINATIONS BOARD for a period of THREE years commencing from the date the offence was committed..


Declaration of Results

  • Results of examinations shall be published in writing by the Chief Examiner of Seafarers or an appointed representative..
  • Results shall be published within ONE calendar month of the completion of an examination, commencing from the last day of the examination in question..
  • A candidate may petition for the review of an examination result, by applying and paying a fee, which is equal to THREE times the fee chargeable for the particular examination..
  • A petition must be filed with the GHANA MARITIME EXAMINATIONS BOARD within two weeks of the publication of results to be considered valid. 






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