Exam Scoring & Scanning Info

The Exam Office of Enrolment Services provides exam scoring services for exams or research projects that are composed of multiple-choice questions, and submitted on black and white answer sheets.  

Expected turnaround for exam scoring is:

  • Peak periods (final and midterm exams): 3-5 working days from the date the answer sheets are received
  • Non-peak periods: 2-3 working days from the date the answer sheets are received.

Note that exams are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to submit an exam for scoring:

  • Go to the Exam Office (3415 McTavish, Room MS-72)
    • Between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday
  • Complete an Exam Scoring Request Form
  • Provide the exam answer key
  • And the completed answer sheets

NOTE: We need an answer key for every version of the exam.

After you submit the exam, you will receive an email at your McGill e-mail address to advise you that the exam scoring has been completed and statistical reports are ready for viewing and download in Minerva. To view a sample (does not contain real data) of the statistical reports click here:

Condensed Test Report

Test Statistics Report

IMPORTANT: Multiple-choice exam scoring is limited to two runs:

    • Your reports will be available in Minerva after the first run.
    • Once you have reviewed the content, you can examscoring.es [at] mcgill.ca (e-mail) us any changes, which will be included for the second run.
    • Refreshed reports will be available in Minerva after the second run.

Please pick up your answer sheets within 2 weeks after exam scoring has been completed. Note: you must hand in the pink copy of the Exam Scoring Request form to pick up the answer sheets.

Answer Sheets:

Students must use a lead pencil to mark their answers and not ink. They must blacken the entire circle and completely erase any mark they wish to change. When submitting an exam for scoring:

  • Make sure the answer sheets are clean and not crumpled.
  • Makes sure all the answer sheets are facing the same direction (This is your responsibility).
  • The answer key (the answer sheet with the correct responses) should be the first sheet(s).

You can purchase multiple-choice exam answer sheets (must have the student's 9-digit ID number) through:

Printing Services
3465 Durocher
Telephone: 514-398-6300

Frequently Asked Questions

How to interpret the exam results

How to create a mapping file for exams with multiple versions


For any support issues, contact examscoring.es [at] mcgill.ca (Exam Scoring)

Enrolment Services Exam Office, MS-72
3415 McTavish Street
(entrance either from Service Point or McLennan Library)
E-mail: examscoring.es [at] mcgill.ca