Exam Info

The midterm will be held in-person tentatively on Tuesday, March 7th, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PT.

The final will be held in-person on Tuesday, May 9th, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PT.


If you would like to request an alteration, or you have DSP accommodations, please fill out the midterm alterations form by Sunday, March 5th, 11:59 PM PT. We will respond to all alteration requests submitted before this date by Monday, March 6th, 11:59 PM PT.

After this point, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate any alteration requests, and requests will be reviewed on a rolling basis. However, if you're feeling unwell or there's an emergency, please email cs61c@ directly.

Please only email cs61c@ for emergencies or if you're feeling unwell. Please do not post on Ed, since there's a higher chance of us missing your post.

Midterm Scope

The midterm covers the following topics:

  • Every lecture through Lecture 17
  • Every lab through Lab 4
  • Every discussion through Discussion 6
  • Every homework through Homework 5
  • Projects 1 and 2

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 1 two-sided cheat sheet 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.
  • On the exam, you will be provided with pages 1 through 3 of the 61C reference card, which includes the RISC-V reference tables and an ASCII table.

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 (even after the deadline) and we will reach out with next steps.
  • Please bring:
    • 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.