An examination is defined as the evaluation of the understanding of the knowledge of a person. The assessment can be done in the form of a formal test. The exam is taken to check the knowledge of a student of a particular subject.
The exam includes a variety of questions like objective, subjective, one word, etc. each question in the exam is assigned with marks according to the level of knowledge it requires. The students are required to answer the questions asked in exams. Marks are given based on the quality of answers given by a student in their examination. Evaluation is done on the basis of marks obtained in the exam.
Different exams are being conducted at different levels. The exams conducted in schools and colleges test student’s knowledge of all the subjects being taught. Schools and colleges conduct entrance exams to give admission to the institute based on knowledge. There are various entrance exams like CTET, CAT, MAT, GMAT, GATE, NEET, etc.
Schools and colleges conduct intermediate exams, the final exams also known as the semester exams to evaluate the knowledge of the student.
Doctors conduct physical checkups to assess the overall health, this example is of the medical exams.