Understanding the system for giving points in an exam is important as there may be some sections that are worth a lot more points than others. You should consider this when you are planning how much time to spend on each section.

  • How many points are given for each answer?
  • Spend more time on the answers worth more points.
  • Don’t spend a lot of time on answers worth very few points.
  • In multiple choice exercises do you get negative points for wrong answers? If not, always answer all the questions, even if you guess.

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