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U.A.'s First Term Final Exam is a mandatory exam taken by U.A.'s Hero Department students at the end of the first semester.

Prologue

Class 1-A use their last week before the final exams to study hard. Denki worries that he hasn't studied enough because of all the events going on. Tenya, Izuku and Shoto "encourage" him to try harder, but it only ends up hurting his feelings.

Momo helps everyone study

U.A. students study for finals.

During lunch, Izuku sits with his friends talks about what could possibly appear on the exam. Shota Aizawa only reveals that the exam will be a culmination of everything from the first semester, including combat and rescue training.

Itsuka Kendo from Class 1-B tells them that an upperclassman told her that they'll be fighting Villain-Bots again. Hanta, Mashirao, Kyoka, Denki, and Mina study with Momo at her rich estate. Katsuki beats the lessons into Eijiro's head. Izuku, Ochaco, Tenya, and the others study in their own way.[1]

Nezu and the U.A. faculty host a meeting on changing the finals format. They incorporate teamwork and combat against actual people. Past tests used villain-bots to avoid injury complaints. The teachers decide to change the test to better prepare the students for more intense battles with villains.[1]

Exam

Written Exam

Students from Class 1-A take the written exam for three days in their homeroom class.[1] Everyone manages to pass this portion of the test.[2]

Practical Exam

Nezu and the U.A. faculty reveal that the practical test will include mock battles between students and teachers. Students are assigned to teams of two and must work together to fight one of their teachers. All match-ups are assigned ahead of time and teachers are handicapped with weights. Students have thirty minutes to capture the villain or successfully escape from the battle in order to pass. The option of escaping is also to help observe the students' decision-making skills. 

The students are matched up with their partners against teachers with advantages. Each student must learn to confront their weaknesses in order to pass, and the teacher's job is to exploit that.[1] The students are told that the teachers aren't holding back, but in reality, they are all meant to leave an opening for the students to win.[2] Each student is evaluated individually and any who fail are told they cannot go camping with their classmates at the training camp in the woods.[1]

Matchup Result Disadvantage
Team Sato & Kirishima vs Cementoss Both Fail. Cement doesn't have a time limit like Hardening or Sugar Rush.
Team Asui & Tokoyami vs Ectoplasm Both Pass. Ectoplasm's Clones can appear suddenly and attack Fumikage, who's weak in close range combat.
Team Iida & Ojiro vs Power Loader Both Pass. Power Loader can negate Tenya and Mashiro's mobility by manipulating the battlefield and setting traps.
Team Todoroki & Yaoyorozu vs Eraser Head Both Pass. Eraser Head can take advantage of Shoto and Momo's overreliance on Half-Cold Half-Hot and Creation by erasing their Quirks.
Team Uraraka & Aoyama vs Thirteen Both Pass. Thirteen can exploit Ochaco and Yuga's nausea-inducing Quirks.
Team Ashido & Kaminari vs Nezu Both Fail. Nezu can outsmart Denki and Mina, whose grades are poor. Both of them also have poor control of their Quirks.
Team Koda & Jiro vs Present Mic Both Pass. Voice outclasses other sound-based Quirks like Earphone Jack and Anivoice.
Team Hagakure & Shoji vs Snipe Both Pass. Snipe's Homing can hit stealth types like Mezo and Toru.
Team Mineta & Sero vs. Midnight Minoru passes. Hanta fails. Tape and Pop Off's restraining capabilities are negated because Minoru and Hanta can't get close to Somnambulist.
Team Midoriya & Bakugo vs All Might Both Pass. Izuku and Katsuki are paired together because of how poorly they get along. All Might outmatches them and forces them to work together.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


Aftermath

In Class 1-A's next homeroom class, the students who believe they failed lament and dread being disqualified for the camp in the forest. Denki knows that they're doomed because they failed the practical exams. Hanta also worries that he failed the exam because Minoru did all the work. 

Shota arrives to class and reveals that even though some students failed their finals, everyone will be going to training camp. Eijiro, Mina, Rikido and Denki get excited by the last minute twist. Shota adds that Sero and two teams failed and those students need the training camp the most, so nobody is getting left out. The students who failed must still face extra lessons that are more difficult than summer school.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 60 and Episode 34.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 68 and Episode 38.

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