Chapter VIIII Handling of Incidental Events
Under one of the following circumstances, the person in charge of the certification administration agency conducting the test or the invigilators and markers shall extend the test time to make up for delays:
1. The test is delayed due to negligence in test administration.
2. Errors in test room assignment or related matters make examinees unable to arrive on time.
3. The test has to be interrupted and continued elsewhere due to inappropriateness of the test site or equipment.
4. Incidental events occur during field tests and temporary suspension is decided.
When any of the circumstances described in the preceding paragraph can be attributed to examinees’ personal conduct, the test shall not be extended to make up for delays.
When a test is ended prior to the stipulated time, extra points in proportion to the amount of time examinees are deprived of shall be given, but those confirmed as having turned in their tests before the said incident shall not be given the said extra points.
When written or field tests cannot be conducted due to power outages, typhoons, earthquakes, air raids, floods, fires, test sheet shipment mistakes at the test composition site, loss of test sheets, or other critical incidents, the following measure shall be taken:
1.When an incident as stated in the preceding paragraph takes place before a test is held, the responsible certification administration agency shall request The Central Competent Authority to make the decision. If the test is to be held on another date, the said certification administration agency shall publicly announce the postponement and notify the examinees.
2.When an incident as stated in the preceding paragraph takes place during a test and the person in charge of the responsible certification administration agency deems it necessary to suspend the test, all invigilators (and markers) shall be notified to collect all the answer sheets (cards) or workpieces immediately. Written tests or non-choice-question written field tests that have been in progress for less than half of the due amount of time shall be held anew on another date in accordance with the preceding subparagraph. Those having been in progress for over half of the due amount of time shall not be held anew and the scores shall be calculated in accordance with the preceding article.
3.If the situation described in the preceding subparagraph takes place during a field test, responsible certification administration agency shall make the corresponding decisions.
4.When the dates of field tests need to be changed. the appointing invigilators and markers for field tests shall not be restricted by subparagraph 1 to subparagraph 4 of paragraph 1, Article 26.
When written or field tests cannot be conducted due to one of the situations described in the preceding article and the test needs to be held on another date the test shall be redesigned except if The Central Competent Authority rules out the possibility of leakage.
Test administrators who have cut, smeared or damaged answer sheets (cards) as a result of negligence shall make the indication on the test site record.
If the answer sheets (card) with the examinee’s answers is lost or damaged before the score is registered and the result is therefore impossible to calculate, the responsible certification administration agency shall present handling suggestions to The Central Competent Authority for approval.
Contingencies not stated by the regulations for its procedures with regards to written or field tests shall be subject for decision by the Central Competent Authority.