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Written the wrong name? Farted in the exam hall? Written answers for the wrong subject?

I once was stressed I called the invigilator mum :doh:didn't really help me focus on my exam!!

What's the silliest mistake you've ever made in an exam?
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Accidentally answered the whole paper when I should have only answered parts of it (you had a choice of questions). Still got a decent grade though .
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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.
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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.
did you get in?
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did you get in?
I didn't get an offer. Then again, STEP II and STEP III would probably have killed me, and given how lazy I've found myself to be in my degree so far, it might not have been the best fit lol.
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Thought GCSE exams meant something
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Took the sinh function to be sech for a whole question in STEP III, costing me an S (by one mark) I can't even try explain this.

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.
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Skipping the whole of part b) to C1, because part a) took me so long and after doing I thought I was finished with the whole question. So that's 4 marks down the drain...
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I have had my moments, one that pops to head is saying that \sqrt{4^2 + 7^2} = 8.
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Read the numbers in a question wrong and used the wrong read values in my answer. Apparently 3 is 33...wtf brain what you smoking??!
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I have had my moments, one that pops to head is saying that \sqrt{4^2 + 7^2} = 8.
Hate it when that happens. Tots relatable.
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26/7 = 4 and 2/7

(MEI C1 2017 rhombus q if u can relate lol)



(formed basis of the whole question pretty much)
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oh and 2 + 5 = 3
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Read numbers wrong lol
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Question: "What planet has the largest diameter?"

Answer: Pluto

It's been six months and I still look back in horror. Yep, I read largest as smallest.
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I wrote about 2 pages of an A2 exam in Welsh.

...it was an English exam.
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Question: "What planet has the largest diameter?"

Answer: Pluto

It's been six months and I still look back in horror. Yep, I read largest as smallest.
I'm just pleased to see someone else still consider Pluto a planet :lol:
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I'm just pleased to see someone else still consider Pluto a planet :lol:
Just because I'm 4'10" doesn't make me any less of a human!! It doesn't make Pluto any less of a planet either! #SolidarityForPluto
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A stupid mistake i did just today was not changing my calculator to radians from degrees...
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I once left an exam early because I had to help Dracula rearrange his furniture. He desperately needed some help with his Fang-Shui.
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