Exam formats

Discover common misperceptions about exams and explore common examination formats.

Exams at University can take many formats, so always pay close attention to what your lecturer tells you about the exam, and read carefully any written information given beforehand. In the leadup to the exam, make sure you check your email and subject LMS for details. The most common formats of exams will be covered in this module and are listed below. Many exams will include a combination of these formats.

What will I learn?

This module will help you:

  • Understand the expectations of the different exam types and common misperceptions
  • Recognise the different types of questions you are likely to meet within different exam types
  • Prepare to sit different kinds of exams
  • Learn about strategies to help you when you get stuck
  • Know how to seek help

How long will it take?

This module should take approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Begin the module

To fully engage with this module (for example, completing practice quizzes or posting in forums), you’ll need to enrol in the Academic Skills Hub.

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