# Exam Information Retrieval WS 16/17

Here is the PDF of the written exam.

Here is a sketch of the solution (without any guarantee)

## Written exam

The written exam for the course took place on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 14:00 - 16:30 h in HĂ¶rsaal 026+036 in Building 101. The number of students who participated in the exam was 55.

The exam was corrected on the same day (by 22:45 h) and the grades entered into the HISinOne. The exam inspection (Klausureinsicht) took place on Thursday, February 23 from 12:00 - 12:45 h in room 51-02-28 (office Prof. Bast). 21 people came to the exam inspection. 9 people got more points, out of which 7 got a better grade.

A maximum of 100 points could be reached. The minimum number of points needed to pass the exam was 50. The assignment of points to marks and the distribution of marks over the participants was as follows. Note that the counts on the right-hand side sum up to 55, which happens to be the number of people who participated in the exam. This is no coincidence.

95 - 100 : 1.0 ... 2 x ** 90 - 94 : 1.3 ... 5 x ***** 85 - 89 : 1.7 ... 4 x **** 80 - 84 : 2.0 ... 6 x ****** 75 - 79 : 2.3 ... 3 x *** 70 - 74 : 2.7 ... 6 x ****** 65 - 69 : 3.0 ... 5 x ***** 60 - 64 : 3.3 ... 8 x ******** 55 - 59 : 3.7 ... 6 x ****** 50 - 54 : 4.0 ... 5 x ***** below 50 : 5.0 ... 3 x ***

## Oral exams

The oral exams (exclusively for the B.Sc. computer science students) took place on February 22 + 23, 30 minutes each, in room 051-02-28 (office Prof. Bast). There were 17 registrations. 14 people showed up, 2 were excused, 1 simply did not appear.

1.0 ... 2 x ** 1.3 ... 1 x * 1.7 ... 1 x * 2.0 ... 2 x ** 2.3 ... 4 x **** 2.7 ... 1 x * 3.0 ... 1 x * 3.3 ... 0 x 3.7 ... 0 x 4.0 ... 1 x * 5.0 ... 1 x *

# FAQ about the exams

*Will the exam be open book?* Yes, you can bring books, paper, etc ... but please be ecological when printing out slides.

*What about the oral exams?* If you forget some detail, you can just ask us. The type of questions is the same as for the written exam.

*What types of questions are there?* This is explained in the last lecture of the course (February 7).

*Can you give some examples?* We will do some examples together in the last lecture.

*What about past exams?* Very useful for the exam preparation, indeed. They are linked on the main Wiki page.