English Vietnamese dictionary
- danh từ
- (thông tục) (viết tắt) của examination
Advanced English dictionary
(also formal examination)
a formal written, spoken or practical test, especially at school or college, to see how much you know about a subject, or what you can do: to take an exam + (formal) to sit an exam + to pass / fail an exam + (BrE) to mark an exam + (AmE) to grade an exam + an exam paper + I got my exam results today. + (BrE) She did well in her exams. + (AmE) She did well on her exams. + A lot of students suffer from exam nerves. + He's practising hard for his piano exam.
Help Note: Use take / do / sit an exam not
exam / examination / test / quiz
Exam is the usual word for a written, spoken or practical test at school or college, especially an important one that you need to do in order to get a qualification. Examination is a very formal word. A test is something that students might be given in addition to, or sometimes instead of, regular exams, to see how much they have learned. A very short informal test is called a quiz in AmE. Quiz in both AmE and BrE also means a contest in which people try to answer questions: a trivia quiz + a quiz show.
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.
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.
The exam format has been changed to include multiple choice questions.
The regional exam boards all get together regularly to ensure equal standards.
in an/the ~
He did badly in his maths exam.
| ~ for
an exam for school leavers
| ~ in
an exam in chemistry
Concise English dictionary
+a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge