Exam & Examination

Hi everybody,

Just a quick question. Can I use the words “exam” and “examination” interchangeably? I assume that the first one is more common. Is it just this the difference?

Thanks in advance. Cheerio

The first is just a shortened version of the second.

I would use “exam” mostly for academic tests (e.g. at school or university) rather than other types of examination.

Hi Dozy, thanks a lot.