What's the silliest exam mistake you've ever made? Watch
I once was stressed I called the invigilator mum didn't really help me focus on my exam!!
What's the silliest mistake you've ever made in an exam?
The silliest and perhaps most crucial was made in a Cambridge admissions test on interview day. It consisted of two questions; the first was number theory, the second mechanics. I got basically nowhere in the first question but I thought I might be okay as I managed a full solution in the second question. Then when it came to the interview where we discussed this, it turned out I had modeled the motion of a falling particle under gravity as linear rather than parabolic, greatly trivializing the derivation of a certain identity.
In STEP I they defined a couple of sets S and T at the start of the Q. You did a couple of things with S and T. Then second part they asked something else about T. For the last half hour of the exam I got nowhere trying to do the Q regarding this set T that they mentioned again some as 'some general set' - apparently I had acquired amnesia halfway through the question. Also cost me an S (again by one mark).
I got trolled hard by my own brain.
(MEI C1 2017 rhombus q if u can relate lol)
(formed basis of the whole question pretty much)
It's been six months and I still look back in horror. Yep, I read largest as smallest.
...it was an English exam.