Practice Problems

DSC 10, Winter 2023

This site contains practice problems taken from old DSC 10 exams. We’ve organized problems in two ways:

  1. As discussions. Each discussion page contains problems about a particular topic. Come to in-person discussion sections to work on discussion problems with the help of our course staff.
  2. As practice exams. Work through these in the weeks leading up to exams.

In all cases, you should work on these problems on paper, since your exams will also be on paper. Even though you will see some multiple choice bubbles, you intentionally cannot select them.

Tip: Keep the DSC 10 Reference Sheet open in another tab. You will have access to the Reference Sheet during exams (but no other resources).


Week Date Topic(s)
1 January 11th Getting Started with Jupyter Notebooks
2 January 18th Python Basics, Arrays, and DataFrames
3 January 25th Querying, Grouping, and Plotting
4 February 1st Functions, Subgroups, Merge, and Control Flow


Each exam linked here lists the conditions under which the exam was given, including the allotted amount of time and the resources allowed. For the best preparation, work through all the questions on an exam in order under these same conditions, writing down your answers on paper as you go, then check all your answers at the end.

Quarter Instructor(s) Exam
Fall 2022 Suraj Rampure, Puoya Tabaghi, Janine Tiefenbruck Midterm
Summer 2022 Sam Lau Final
Spring 2022 Janine Tiefenbruck Midterm
Winter 2022 Suraj Rampure Midterm
Fall 2021 Suraj Rampure, Janine Tiefenbruck Midterm
Winter 2021 Janine Tiefenbruck Midterm

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