Writing Chinese characters is difficult, but I can copy them easily enough. Presumably, I won't be able to utilize my mobile phone, a dictionary, etc., during the HSK, but it seems there might still be one legitimate source where I could copy characters from: the exam materials themselves.
The reading and listening sections would contain a vast number of characters which I can read, but for which I haven't memorized how to write.
Question: If I forget how to write a character during the HSK, can I copy it from the supplied exam materials?
I'm interested if this is prohibited, or somehow thwarted by the examiners.