Questions related to exams or tests in computer science courses or classes. Use this tag when asking about various aspects of exams and tests in specific computer science fields.
Examinations (often abbr. exams) or tests are a way of assessing students' understanding of a subject or subjects.
Usually, exams are given by an instructor, who has taught the students the subject upon which they are tested. Examinations have various aspects and can vary in those aspects (e.g. amount of material)
In Computer science courses (as well as courses in other fields), exams test students' understanding and knowledge regarding concepts, algorithms, skills, methods etc. that have been taught by the instructor of the course.
Students receive grades for exams, based on how well they answered the questions on the exam. These grades are often considered as a rough estimates of a student's understanding of the material.