Children and exams go hand in hand like peanut butter and jam. Speak to almost any child in Singapore and the conversation will invariably drift towards exams and tests. But while exams are a serious matter, that doesn’t mean that exam humour cannot be enjoyed every now and then. Even this collection of jokes and the next time you’re preparing for an exam, remember these hapless characters.

  1. Father: Why did you get such a low score in that exam?

Son: Absence!

Father: You were absent on the day of the exam?

Son: No but the boy who sits next to me was!


  1. A police recruit was asked during the exam, ‘What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?’ He answered, ‘Call for backup.’


  1. Pupil: I don’t think I deserved zero on this exam.

Teacher: I agree, but that’s the lowest mark I could give you!


  1. Fred was saying his prayers. God bless my mum and dad and please make Montreal the capital of Canada.

Why did you say that, Fred? asked his mother.

Because that’s what I wrote in my exam, explained Fred.


  1. Teacher: I hope I didn’t see you looking at Fred’s test paper.                                              Pupil: I hope you didn’t see me either!


  1. EXAM QUESTION: When was Napoleon born?                                                          PUPIL’S ANSWER: On his birthday.


  1. EXAM QUESTION: What happens to gold when it is exposed to air?                    PUPIL’S ANSWER: It’s stolen.


  1. Father: Aren’t you first in anything at school?

Junior: Sure, Dad. I’m first out when the bell rings!


  1. Teacher: In this box, I have a 10-foot snake.

Student: You can’t fool me, teacher. Snakes don’t have feet.


  1. “It’s clear,” said the teacher, “that you haven’t studied your geography. What’s your excuse?” “Well–my dad says the world is changing every day. So I decided to wait a little while until it settles down.”


I hope you enjoyed the jokes. I certainly had a lot of fun collecting them. Believe it or not, some of these situations actually happened! We all have good and bad days in school and sometimes in the cases above, we have hilarious days. But through it all, we should always remember to be grateful to our teachers and parents for giving us the opportunity to have an awesome education.


Elizabeth Leong (1T)



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