Exam Scheduling Problem

  • Chamodi Basnayake
  • Seulah Kim
  • Brian Lee
  • John Lu


We introduce the exam scheduling problem where we wish to schedule exams for thousands
of students over just two weeks. The desire to formulate a model to schedule exams comes from
the abundance of students, like ourselves, that often complain that the 1nal exams are scheduled
too close together. We have found out that many students may have multiple exams on the
same day, which can be very stressful for students. There are also extreme circumstances where
students are scheduled to have two exams during the same time. Students often cannot perform
to their best ability when faced with a stressful exam schedule. Therefore, we wish to reduce the
stress of students during exam time by maximizing their study time between scheduled exams
through our model.