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Exam Scoring

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: Exams are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Submit an exam for scoring

  • Go to the Exam Office (3415 McTavish, Room MS-72), open 9-5pm 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. View a sample (do not contain real data) of the Condensed Test Report and the 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 [at] (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.
  • Make 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 do I interpret exam results?

How do I create a mapping file for exams with multiple versions?


For any support issues or inquiries related to exam scoring and scanning, contact [at] (Exam Scoring)

Enrolment Services Exam Office, MS-72
3415 McTavish Street (Entrance from Service Point or McLennan Library)
Send us an [at] (e-mail).

Method of Evaluation Webforms

Use these forms to indicate the method of evaluation for final exams scheduled during the final exam period.

Please select your Faculty or School:

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences







Instructor Contact Information for Final Exams

Use this form to indicate the instructor and the associate examiner contact information for final exams.