Martial arts exams are not quite the same as other regular, sit-down exams. In order to succeed in a martial arts exam you need to put a lot of effort into it.
A combination of physical and mental preparation is required in order to ascend through the martial arts levels and become a true martial artist.
Bruce Lee clearly states what the real form of a true martial artist should be and what the end result should look like:
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
– Bruce Lee