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Exam Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"

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  • a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"

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Exam Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An examination, commonly known as exam, is a test to see how good somebody is at something.

In its widest sense, to examine somebody or something is to look at it very carefully, perhaps to find out why something is not working properly. Someone who is ill may need to go to a doctor to have a medical examination. A machine that is not working properly may need an examination to find out the cause of the problem.

In education an examination is a test to show the knowledge and ability of a student. A student who takes an examination is a candidate. The person who decides how well the student has performed is the examiner. An examination may be a written test, an on-screen test or a practical test. Examples of a practical test may be: driving a car, speaking a language, playing a musical instrument and doing a scientific experiment. An on-screen test is a test which uses the computer.



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* When I was in school, I cheated on my metaphysics exam I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. - Woody Allen

* I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. - Woody Allen


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Exam Sample Sentences in News


  • Montgomery schools differ in recent Algebra 1 final exam failures
    Newly released figures show some stark differences in algebra exam failure rates by school. Read more on this news related to 'Exam'
  • Bar exam and legal education (3)
    The Bar Exam assesses the students’ knowledge of basic laws. Beyond the basics is the responsibility of law schools. By conducting the bar exam, the Supreme Court does not and cannot guarantee the applicants’ fitness and readiness to take on specialized fields, like law-of-the-sea, patent, or securities cases. Read more on this news related to 'Exam'
  • Students match exit exam record
    More than 95 percent of students in California’s class of 2014 passed the high school exit exam, holding onto the state’s record set last year, according to data released by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Friday. Read more on this news related to 'Exam'

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