Written examination

The written examination is Tuesday 2nd May, 8:30–12:30, in rooms HB2 and HB4, i.e., not in the exam period! You will not be able to register to the written exam via Studentportalen. The exam is followed by a peer review the same day, 13:30–16:00, in room HA4. This review is compulsory for all students who write the exam!

The re-examinations are organised by the central administration as ordinary exams (non-peer-reviewed):

Your grade on the written exam will not influence the final grade on the course, it’s only pass/fail that matters!


The written examination will be in the middle of the course instead of at the end. The reason is that you will get more time to focus on the project afterwards.

The main written exam will be peer reviewed! This means that the students will review each other’s exams, before we teachers do the final correction. Both the exam and the review will be done anonymously. It works like this:

  1. You come to the examination hall in time and find a place.
  2. You write your exam as usual for 4 hours (8:30–12:30).
  3. Then we collect all theses, and you go for lunch.
  4. After lunch we shuffle them and hand them out to you again, so that everyone will get another student’s exam to review.
  5. We will go through the answers on the blackboard one by one, and you will correct the thesis you have in front of you (13:30–16:00).
  6. We collect all theses again, and you are free to leave.
  7. We will check all your corrections, and hopefully finish within a day or two.

Here are the main rules that you should adhere to:

Note: if you have any special needs, please contact the course responsible a.s.a.p.

Reading list

Here is a list of concepts you should know, including course book references.

Note: The lecture slides are published in the schedule!

Agents (chapter 2)

Classical search (chapter 3)

Non-classical search (chapter 4)

Adversarial search (chapter 5)

Constraint satisfaction (chapter 6)

Note that in some 3rd editions of Russell & Norvig, the CSP chapter is 7, not 6. But apart from that there shouldn’t be any difference.

Students from previous years

If you took this course in 2014-2016 (i.e., course codes TIN172/TIN173/DIT410), and only have the written exam left to do, then you can write the exam together with this year’s course.

You can take any of the exams, but if you want to write the exam 2nd May, you have to contact the course responsible in advance!

Note: The content has changed a bit. This year the course will not have anything about probability and Bayesian reasoning. Instead we have added more about non-classical and adversarial search, see the reading list above.

Old exams

Here are some older exams from 2014–2017 (all in PDF):