jkid wrote:Thats seems very drastic.
They send you all the rules well in advance, and it's a simple rule to follow. If that distraction five minutes before the end the exam happened to be the distraction that became the difference between someone passing or failing, that is unacceptable. I know I'd be extremely upset, especially since the JLPT tests are expensive and only happen twice a year.
Definitely remove your batteries or just don't bring your phone at all
***However, you'll still need a watch of some sort because you are expected to follow the time table).***