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Hi I did most of my exams in Pentel liquid gel ink pen that was black because on most of the exams I was told I could use black ink or biro, but the aqa answer booklet stated no gel pen should be used in today’s exam but then my ball point pen ran out so I had to write in gel pen. Do you think I would be in trouble? I am so worried and panicky so sorry if my explanations don’t make sense
I really don't understand why people do this, the invigilators literally read out the exam rules at the start of every single exam and they specifically say not to use gel pens. Why couldn't you have asked for a standard pen at the start of the exam or bought a pack of 10 or more standard pens from Poundland for a pound? As Ahmed said it's about whether the paper can actually be read on the computer, they get scanned in and marked digitally.
Even if gel ink doesn’t scan as well, I’m sure the examiner will still be able to read your answer, and if they can’t then they’ll just mark it with the paper copy, don’t worry
They won't necessarily have the paper copy. If all the official copies are kept in the headquarters and your marker is half way across the country then how are they meant to mark it?
But, you should ask if you're really worried.
When I did my exams it wasn't too much of a problem.