preliminary exam

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Noun1.preliminary exam - an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"
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A preliminary exam will be undertaken by a commission responsible for locating those abducted and killed by the IRA during the Troubles.
"Preliminary exam has left Pacers with fear that Victor Oladipo has suffered a season-ending knee injury that will require surgery, league sources tell ESPN.
4.5 lakh students actually appeared for the Preliminary exam, and only 13000 were declared qualified for the Mains Examination, which held in October 2017.
The preliminary exam took place in labs across 32 examination centers.
But the students who have been protesting said that they would continue with the stir as their demands of scrapping the CSAT exam and postponing the August 24 preliminary exam remain unfulfilled.
The CSAT-II paper in the preliminary exam, conducted by the Union Service Public Commission (UPSC), carries questions on comprehension, interpersonal skills including communication skills, logical reasoning and analytical ability, decision-making and problem-solving, general mental ability, basic numeracy and English language comprehension skills (of Class 10 level).
In late spring, we received a phone call from the principal of the Christian school who said that I had to come the very next day to write a preliminary exam to prepare for the grade six provincial exam, otherwise, he would not pass me to the next grade.
Results of the preliminary exam can be viewed at the UPSC website.
The vet conducts a preliminary exam and then oversees the process from the slaughtering and cleaning to freezing and selling phases.
Eric competed against the rest of the students in his class to qualify to take the state preliminary exam. There, he passed the written exam and is now eligible for the finals.
An amendment to the Nurses and Midwives Registration Act allowed female mental nurses to sit the state preliminary exam after one year's mental nurse training.

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