Students at The University of Cambridge found themselves unable to answer a question in a natural sciences end-of-year exam, as there were errors in the paper.
The Telegraph has reported that around 300 second-year students were left confused as they attempted the assessment on Saturday (May 25th). The Part IB physics exam had two typographical mistakes, rendering them impossible to answer.
A spokesperson for the university told the newspaper expressed regret at the errors, adding: “The examiners will ensure that no candidate is disadvantaged.”
After it was brought to the attention of the invigilators one hour into the exam, students were given an extra 15 minutes to finish the paper.
Speaking with the news provider, one student said: “The time I wasted on that question plus the extra panicking was way more than 15 minutes.”
The University of Cambridge is part of the prestigious Russell Group of the top 24 higher education establishments in the UK. It has an international reputation for excellence and 18,000 students currently attend the university, including more than 3,500 international students.