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exam /ɪɡˈzæm/ noun [countable]


=examination
exam S1 /ɪɡˈzæm/ noun [countable]
[Word Family: noun: exam, examination, cross-examination, examiner; verb: examine, cross-examine]
[Date: 1800-1900; Origin: examination]

1. a spoken or written test of knowledge, especially an important one:
At the end of each level, there’s an exam.
How did you do in your exams?

2. American English the paper on which the questions for an exam are written:
Do not open your exams until I tell you.

3. American English a set of medical tests:
an eye exam

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

exam
noun
ADJ. difficult, stiff | easy | entrance, matriculation, placement | end of term/year, final | professional, school | chemistry, French, geography, etc. | external | mock I did badly in the mock exam but passed the real thing.
multiple choice, oral, practical, written
VERB + EXAM prepare for, revise for, study for I can't go out because I'm revising for end of year exams.
do, sit, take When do you sit your final exams?
resit, retake | do well in, pass, scrape through In spite of her worries, she passed the exam with flying colours. I wrote two awful essays and was lucky to scrape through the exam.
do badly in, fail, flunk | cheat in Candidates found cheating in any exam will be disqualified from all their exams.
set The final exam is set by a board of professors.
administer, invigilate | mark
EXAM + VERB begin, start | be over, finish As soon as the exams are over I'm going on holiday.
EXAM + NOUN practice, preparation, revision | paper, question | marks, results | failure, pass | technique | nerves Most students suffer from exam nerves to some extent.
fee | time There is a subdued atmosphere in the school at exam time.
format The exam format has been changed to include multiple choice questions.
board The regional exam boards all get together regularly to ensure equal standards.
PREP. in an/the ~ He did badly in his maths exam.
~ for an exam for school leavers
~ in an exam in chemistry

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

exam

take/do an exam (also sit an exam British English)
We have to take exams at the end of each year.
pass an exam (=succeed in it)
Did you pass your final exam?
fail an exam
If you fail the exam, you can retake it.
do well/badly in an exam British English, do well/badly on an exam AmEː
Maria always did well in her exams at school.
study for an exam (also revise for an exam British English)
She has to study for her exams.
sail though an exam (=pass it easily)
Don’t worry - I'm sure you’ll sail through all your exams.
scrape through an exam (=only just pass it)
He managed to scrape through the exam and stay on the course.
flunk an exam American English informal (=fail it)
I flunked all my first year exams.
cheat in an exam British English, cheat on an exam AmE:
She was caught cheating in the exam.
retake an exam (also resit an exam British English) (=take it again because you did not do well the first time)
If you don’t do well, you’ll have to resit the exam in January.
a chemistry/French etc exam
I knew I wouldn’t pass the German exam.
a written exam
There is a written exam at the end of the course.
an oral exam (=in which you answer questions by speaking)
I have my French oral exams next week.
a mock exam British English (=one that you do to practise for the real exams)
He did well in the mock exams.
a practical exam (=in which you have to make or do things)
There’s a practical exam as well as a written one.
a final exam (=at the end of a course)
The students take their final exams in June.
the end of year/term exam BrE:
I knew I had to do well in the end of year exams.
high school exams
Greg got good grades in all of his high school exams.
an entrance exam (=in order to enter a school or university)
Jane passed the entrance exam but decided not to go.
a professional exam (=to qualify in a profession, for example to be an accountant)
Once you’ve passed your professional exams, you can start to build up your experience.
the bar exam (=in order to become a lawyer)
He is studying for the bar exam.
board exams American English (=in order to become a nurse or doctor)
He failed his board exams in psychiatry.
exam results
The school achieves consistently good exam results.
an exam paper
I’ve still got dozens of exam papers to mark.
an exam question
Read the exam questions carefully before writing your answers.
exam revision BrE:
I have to do my exam revision this weekend.
exam practice
Schools say they have to spend too much time doing exam practice.
an exam essay/script (=that someone has written during an exam)
I’ve brought in some old exam scripts for us to look at.
exam technique (=good ways to succeed in exams)
Mr Frasier gave us some useful tips on exam technique.
exam marks
Pupils were divided into classes with a similar range of ability, based on their previous exam marks.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

exam
noun
1.
BAD: It happened a few years ago when I was making my universityentrance exams.
GOOD: It happened a few years ago when I was taking my university entrance exams.

Usage Note:
take/sit (for)/have/do an examination (NOT make ): 'Of all the students who took the exam, only 45% passed.' 'I sit my final exams next July. Note that sit (for) an examination is not used in American English.

2.
BAD: Unfortunately, I didn't pass in the exam.
GOOD: Unfortunately, I didn't pass the exam.

Usage Note:
pass/fail an examination (WITHOUT in ): 'She passed all six examinations at the first attempt.'
Compare: 'I passed the written paper but failed (on) the oral test.' 'She did well in chemistry but failed (in) maths.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors


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