Exam Info

The midterm will be held in-person on Thursday, March 3rd, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PT.

The final will be held in-person on Thursday, May 12th, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT.


Final

Please fill out the final exam alterations form by Wednesday, May 11, 11:59 PM PT if:

  • You want to request an online exam for any reason
  • You cannot make the normal exam time
  • You want a seating accommodation, such as a left-handed desk or seat near the front of the room
  • You want a specific room
  • You want to avoid a specific proctor
  • You want an additional copy of the exam for scratch work (this must be requested by Sunday, May 8, 11:59 PM PT, will be collected, won't be graded)
  • You want a room where everyone is asked to wear masks (NO GUARANTEES but we'll try)
  • You want some other alteration

If you encounter extenuating circumstances after the form deadline, you may still fill out the form, though we can’t guarantee any last-minute adjustments.

For the final exam, we only have 2 primary rooms:

  • Pimentel: near north-east campus, smaller desks, clarifications will be projected.
  • RSF Fieldhouse: near Southside, larger desks, timer and clarifications may be announced verbally or distributed on paper instead of projected.

Final Scope

The final exam covers the following topics:

  • Every lecture through Lecture 26
  • Every lab through Lab 10
  • Every discussion through Discussion 13
  • Every homework through Homework 10
  • Projects 1 through 4

Materials only covered in the textbook are not within scope.

Final Resources

The exam is closed-book, closed-note, closed-internet, with the following exceptions:

  • You can prepare and use up to 10 two-sided cheat sheets (20 sides) for the final, though we don't expect that you'll need that many, so don't feel obligated to use all 10 sheets. You can reuse your midterm cheat sheets for the final.
    • Cheat sheets must be handwritten. Digitally handwritten notes may be printed and used. If you're taking the exam online and have digitally handwritten notes but no printer access, let us know in a private post on Piazza.
  • On the exam, you will be provided with the 61C reference card, which includes the RISC-V reference tables, an ASCII table, and the RISC-V datapath from lecture (TBD).

In-Person Exam Logistics

  • In-person exams will be conducted in assigned exam rooms. You will receive confirmation of your exam room and seat number the night before the exam. Here's a screenshot of the seating tool.

On the Day of the Exam

  • If you're not feeling well, please submit the alterations form ASAP so we can move you to an online exam.
  • Please bring:
    • Mask
    • Pencil/erasers or pen (black or blue ink)
    • Student ID card
    • Cheat sheets (if you have any)
    • Optional: A silent, non-smart watch
  • Please try to get to your room early, so that we can start on time.
  • We'll give you a paper copy of the exam on which you can write your answers, and a copy of the reference card.

During the Exam

  • First in-person exam? Don't worry, proctors will announce everything you will need to do.
  • If you finish before the last 10 minutes of the exam, you can turn your exam in and leave early.

Online Exam Logistics

  • Online exams will use group Zoom proctoring. Students will receive a Zoom link in the days leading up to the exam.
    • Each room will have a proctor and several students.
    • If you want to know who your proctor is, please reach out to course staff.
    • Everyone will be muted.
  • If you'd prefer to have a recorded Zoom room without other students, please let us know on the alterations form.
  • If you feel uncomfortable with proctoring, please reach out so you can discuss alternatives with an instructor.
  • Dry run logistics will be announced on Piazza the morning of Wednesday, March 2nd.

Before the Exam

Download Zoom on your smartphone and experiment with a video recording setup (see below). You can see examples of setups from course staff here. Please reach out privately on Piazza if you are having setup difficulties.

On the Day of the Exam

  • Join the Zoom meeting
    • If you have (default) group proctoring:
      • Join on your smartphone, and position it so that we can clearly see your computer/tablet screen, and if possible, both of your hands.
      • Mute your microphone and speakers. Proctoring will not use audio.
    • If you have individual recorded proctoring:
      • Join on the computer you will be using, share your screen, and make sure that your webcam is on and showing your face.
      • Un-mute your microphone. We will not need to speak to you.
      • The meeting should automatically begin recording to the cloud. If not, try manually starting a cloud recording.
  • On your computer, open up Examtool and select your exam (e.g. cs61c-sp22-final-8am) from the drop-down list (the selection will appear a few hours before the exam).
  • The decryption password will be posted on Examtool at 8:10 AM for the 8 AM exam.
    • If your dry run or real exam on Examtool ends in -alt (e.g. cs61c-sp22-final-alt), we will send you the password through email, not through Examtool.

During the Exam

  • Only the Examtool page and the reference card should be on your computer screen.
    • If you don't have access to a printer for your cheat sheets, please make a private post on Piazza.
  • Please submit clarification requests through Examtool. If your question is answered, it will be displayed as an announcement. Please check the announcements periodically during the exam.
  • When you're done, feel free to just leave the call.

Technical Issues

  • Don't worry if your video feed disconnects briefly during the exam.
  • If you encounter significant technical problems, don't worry about video proctoring and focus on finishing the exam.
  • We may ask some students to take a short verbal exam after the exam and explain how to solve one or more problems that are similar to an exam question they got right.
  • If you encounter Internet problems, write your answers locally and send them to [email protected] as soon as the exam is over.
  • If you need to use the bathroom, just leave the video feed on while you're away. Please don't take your camera with you.

Privacy Policy

  • Unless you have requested recorded proctoring, course staff will not save any images or recordings from the proctoring session after the exam is over.
  • Course staff will respect your privacy and not disclose any information from the proctoring session after the exam, except in cases of academic dishonesty.
  • Every case of potential academic dishonesty will be manually reviewed, and you'll be able to discuss the situation with the instructor.
  • You have the option to join the meeting with your SID as your display name for anonymity.
  • If you want to know who your proctor is, please reach out privately to course staff. You can request to switch proctors for any reason.

Midterm

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If you would like to request an online exam for any reason or cannot make this time, please fill out the midterm alterations form. If you want to request an adjustment for your exam, such as a left-handed desk or room near Southside, please also let us know through the form.

Midterm Scope

The midterm covers the following topics:

  • Every lecture through Lecture 11, including the first part of Lecture 12
  • Every lab through Lab 4
  • Every discussion through Discussion 6
  • Every homework through Homework 5
  • Projects 1 and 2A

Materials only covered in the textbook are not within scope.

Midterm Resources

The exam is closed-book, closed-note, closed-internet, with the following exceptions:

  • You can prepare and use up to 5 two-sided cheat sheets (10 sides) for the midterm. You can reuse your midterm cheat sheets for the final.
  • Cheat sheets must be handwritten. Digitally handwritten notes may be printed and used. If you're taking the exam online and have digitally handwritten notes but no printer access, let us know in a private post on Piazza.
  • On the exam, you will be provided with the 61C reference card, which includes the RISC-V reference tables and an ASCII table.