Exams

Updated: 2021-03-29

Important for students in year 4 and extensions

Students in year 4 (or extensions) that have recontracted the exam and did not pass it must contact me by e-mail at dan.cosma@cs.upt.ro until 30 March 15:00. Failure to do so will count as not participating to the exam thus not passing this subject. Note: make sure you get a reply from me to confirm your message was properly received (resend it until you get a response).

Results

Results are available on Campus Virtual.

Exam info

General rules and information about the exam

IMPORTANT: Read the general online exam rules and information. They provide vital information about the exam.

Third Exam, 3 September 2020, 17:00

The third exam will be organized in a similar way with the second one. Participants must register online through the form provided by the student representative for your study year.

Conference link:

Note: this is the same platform as the one used at the lectures. Connecting to the conference is done just as you did while attending the course, the only difference being you have to use the above link. Please register your real name when connecting. Detailed instructions are available on Campus Virtual, in this Campus Virtual discussion.

Specific rules for this exam

  • all general rules apply and are very important. Do read the document at the link above
  • the meeting will start at 17:00 Bucharest time, on 3 September 2020. Please register your real name when connecting.
  • the quiz to be solved is located on the OS page on Campus Virtual, at the bottom of the main page
  • the quiz has 13 questions, with a different selection structure than at the first exam. Having more questions in a quiz diminishes the impact of a wrong or partial answer on the grade.
  • the quiz will have to be solved within 26 minutes from starting it, and will be available from 17:10,
  • the quiz will be automatically closed at 17:41, regardless of the starting time. So, make sure you start it in time to get the full 26 minutes!
  • About the grading:
    • The grade you receive for the quiz is at most 130 points, 10 points for each correct question. The exam grade is calculated so that a 10 grade can be received even with 120 points.
    • Questions can have one or more correct answers. Partial answers will receive only part of the points for that question.
    • IMPORTANT: choosing a wrong answer will void the grade for that question (set it to 0 points), even if you have also chosen a correct answer!

Only if the Webex platform does not work, we have a backup solution by using Jitsi Meet, at https://jarvis.cs.upt.ro/ExamOS (works better from a Chrome browser)

Second Exam, 3 July 2020, 13:00

I have decided that the second exam will be quiz-based, too, with a few changes.

The exam will be held in a similar way with the first one. Conference link is the same:

Note: this is the same platform as the one used at the lectures, but the link is different. Connecting to the conference is done just as you did while attending the course, the only difference being you have to use the above link. Please register your real name when connecting. Detailed instructions are available on Campus Virtual, in this Campus Virtual discussion.

Specific rules for this exam

  • all general rules apply and are very important. Do read the document at the link above
  • the meeting will start at 13:00 Bucharest time, on 3 July 2020. Please register your real name when connecting.
  • the quiz to be solved is located on the OS page on Campus Virtual, at the bottom of the main page
  • the quiz has 13 questions, with a different selection structure than at the first exam. Having more questions in a quiz diminishes the impact of a wrong or partial answer on the grade.
  • the quiz will have to be solved within 26 minutes from starting it, and will be available from 13:15,
  • the quiz will be automatically closed at 13:46, regardless of the starting time. So, make sure you start it in time to get the full 26 minutes!
  • About the grading:
    • The grade you receive for the quiz is at most 130 points, 10 points for each correct question. The exam grade is calculated so that a 10 grade can be received even with 120 points.
    • Questions can have one or more correct answers. Partial answers will receive only part of the points for that question.
    • IMPORTANT: choosing a wrong answer will void the grade for that question (set it to 0 points), even if you have also chosen a correct answer!

Only if the Webex platform does not work, we have a backup solution by using Jitsi Meet, at https://jarvis.cs.upt.ro/ExamOS (works better from a Chrome browser)

First Exam, 12 June 2020, 17:00

Location

Note: this is the same platform as the one used at the lectures, but the link is different. Connecting to the conference is done just as you did while attending the course, the only difference being you have to use the above link. Please register your real name when connecting. Detailed instructions are available on Campus Virtual, in this Campus Virtual discussion.

Specific rules for this exam

  • all general rules apply and are very important. Do read the document at the link above
  • the meeting will start at 17:00 Bucharest time, on 12 June 2020. Please register your real name when connecting.
  • the quiz to be solved is located on the OS page on Campus Virtual, at the bottom of the main page
  • the quiz will have to be solved within 20 minutes from starting it, and will be available from 17:20,
  • the quiz will be automatically closed at 17:45, regardless of the starting time. So, make sure you start it in time to get the full 20 minutes!
  • About the grading:
    • The grade you receive for the quiz is at most 9 points, one point for each correct question. The final exam grade is 1+quiz grade.
    • Questions can have one or more correct answers. Partial answers will receive only part of the point for that question.
    • IMPORTANT: choosing a wrong answer will void the grade for that question (set it to 0 points), even if you have also chosen a correct answer!

Only if the webex platform does not work, we have a backup solution by using Jitsi Meet, at https://jarvis.cs.upt.ro/ExamOS (works better from a Chrome browser)

Exam schedule:

  • First exam: 12 June 2020, 17:00, online quiz with video conference (details above)
  • Second exam: 03 July 2020, 13:00, online quiz with video conference (details above)
  • Third Exam, 3 September 2020, 17:00, online quiz with video conference (details above)

Archive

2nd year, CTI-EN 2018-2019

2nd year, CTI-EN 2017-2018


3rd year, CTI-EN 2017-2018

Questions about the second exam can be sent by e-mail to the course instructor (Dan Cosma) until 2018-03-10, 21:00

Information about the exam

Note. The exam will consist of 13-20 multiple choice with multiple answers questions.

Examples of questions:

Q1. Does a non-smart TV set that can play movies from a USB stick have an operating system?
a) yes, because it is an electronic device; b) yes, because it is a computing system having a CPU and peripheral devices; c) no, because it is driven by a firmware; d) no, because it is a general purpose electronic device; e) no, because it is made of proprietary components.
(correct answers: b)

Q2. bash is:
a) a shell; b) a shell script; c) a system call; d) a command-line interpreter; e) a library function.
(correct answers: a,d)

Q3. Sending the strings in the answers below, each on a separate line, to the command
grep '^[bcdfr]..a.' will have the effect of printing at the standard output:
a) usable; b) coral; c) coats; d) rural; e) educate
(correct answers: b, d)