You will find that each professor has his or her own method for testing.
Objective tests are usually based on concepts or theories and include multiple choice, true/false, matching. In college, objective exams require high level critical reasoning and making fine discriminations to determine the best answer.
Subjective tests and essays ask you to write answers rather than choose from a set of possible answers. Answering them is much like writing short papers on assigned topics. The information below provides you with information about the words instructors use in essay questions. It also provides guides for answering the questions.