Viewing, Consultation, Review request, Appeal
a) Within 15 calendar days from the disclosure of the results examinees may request to view their tests. Assessment issues, rights infringement and counting mistakes leading to false scores may be pointed out and a review request filed. If requests are sent by post, the deadline refers to the date of postage. To initiate such processes, the viewing and reviewing request forms (see „documents” on our webpage) need to be filled in, and in the case of a review request, the receipt of payment ofthe reviewing fee need to be handed in, or sent by post or e-mail to the Language Examination Centre. If you decide to send your request in a letter, please send us the requests via e-mail, too. At the first level, your request will be considered by the head of the Examination Centre in 15 days after its arrival.
b) Viewing: Examinees have the right to view their written tests and oral assessment sheets in the Examination Centre, free of charge. Tests may only be viewed by examinees and their parents/legal guardians/representatives.
Viewing will take place in a room with an invigilator, in the time span of a 45 minute fixed appointment session. Examinees will be given their tests for viewing together with related answerkeys, assessment instructions and oral exam assessment sheets. To be able to take notes, examinees will also get blank sheets with the Centre’s seal, and a pencil. While taking handwritten notes of parts of the written test is allowed, image recording of any sort (e.g. photocopying, taking photos) is not, It is also forbidden to copy full test items and any exam material by hand, word by word. Before leaving, examinees have to show their notes to the invigilator for control and signature.
c) Consultation: Examinees are also granted a consultation session at request. As a consultation fee, the sum of the current extra service fee is to be calculated – check the update on our website. At consultation sessions examinees have the opportunity to ask an examiner, appointed by the Language Examination Centre, to analyse their tests and point out their most typical mistakes and shortcomings, and offer guidance for further preparation. On all other accounts the rules of viewing also apply to consultation sessions.
d) Review request: Within 15 calendar days fromthe disclosure of the results, suspicion of assessment issues, rights infringement and counting mistakes leading to false scores may be pointed out and a review request filed, either linked with a viewing request or separately. According to the amendment of Govt. Decree No. 137/2008. (V.16.) ineffect from March 27, 2011, a review request fee is to be charged, amounting to 20% of the written examination fee or 10% of the oral examination fee.
Requests without original ordigitalised payment receipts enclosed will be rejected. Missing the deadline may be an other cause of a rejected request, and in all cases it’s the complainer’s responsibility to track whether their requests have been deliveredto the Examination Centre.
The head of the Language ExaminationCentre will bring a decision in 15 days from delivery, and inform the examineein writing.
e) Appeal: No later than 15 days after the disclosure of the decisionin a reviewing case examinees may file an appeal, addressed to the Office of Education with two copies sent to the Language Examination Centre, in which they point out that their rights might have been infringed or that there might have been errors in the calculation of their test scores. Filing such an appealhas a fee of HUF 5.000, to be paid to the Office of Education (bank account No.10032000-00282637-00000000 subject: „language examination appeal”). Th ecomplaint will be investigated in keeping with sections 102-105. of ActCXL/2004 on the general rules of municipal administrative procedures. If the complaintsare considered valid, the Language Examination Centre is obliged to issue the language examination certificate in 15 calendar days from the disclosure of the legally binding resolution.