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Exam inspection

The Institute of Political Science organises inspections of written exams (Klausuren) in political science. This applies for all course programmes that include political science exams. Inspections are possible in the following modules:

Bachelor and Teaching Studies:

  • Core Modules Political Science (Bachelor) I-V
  • Supplementary Module Methoden der Politikwissenschaft


  • Core Modules Political Science (Master) I, II, III and V as well as Supplementary Module Interdisziplinäre Sozialwissenschaft

Registration for exam inspection

Registration for the exam inspection is mandatory. An ILIAS online form (see link below) is available during the application period. After the end of the application period, no further request for inspections are possible. Requests for inspections of earlier semesters are not taken into consideration.

The registration period and the provisional date of the review will be published on the News page for each semester. Usually the dates will be published in February/July, respectively. Please check regularly for updates. Should you miss the application deadline, no exceptions will be made. The registration period usually begins several weeks before the start of the lecture period and ends on Monday in the second week of lectures.

The review itself usually takes place in the third week of lectures, on Wednesday morning. Registered students will receive an Email on place and time of the inspection one week in advance.

Exam inspection - procedure

Students must present their University of Cologne student id. Alternatively, an official photo ID is also permissible.

With a power of attorney another person can represent a student in an inspection. In that case, the student has to send a signed power of attorney (you may use this form provided by the WiSo Faculty) as well as a copy of his/her examination id and his/her photo id at least three working days before the inspection to the institute of political science. The authorized person has to identify him-/herself with a valid photo id.

Only one person per candidate can be granted access for each examination. Paper and pen for notes will be provided. It is permitted to use a camera to take photos of exams (your answers, NOT the task sheets).

A transformation table of grades and scores can be downloaded here.

Students may request a re-mark of their examination by sending a brief reasoned explanatory statement to the institute (politik-kontakt[at] within two weeks after the inspection. The respective chair will reply no later than two weeks after that date.

See also: Access to examination papers and revision of marks of the WiSo-Faculty

Registration form

An active link to the ILIAS registration form will be available here during the registration period.