A… A… and another A… is that right? During a political science exam at the Flemish Ghent university, A proved to be the answer to all the multiple-choice questions.

It was a mistake, explains professor Carl Devos to De Standaard newspaper. When devising multiple-choice questions, he always places the correct answers at the top. But his colleague then forgot to get the computer to shuffle them.

The exam counts

The exam will count. The score is made up 50% of the multiple-choice questions and 50% of two open-ended questions. Some of the students clocked the emerging pattern, and opted for A whenever in doubt. Others didn’t, and sometimes filled in a different answer.

Devos: “It was a fair exam. It was elementary for those who had revised well.”