In this video, the guy claims that his sociology test consisted of 38 multiple-choice questions and that he only had 15 minutes to finish it. The lady claims that her control engineering test consisted of having to derive a transfer function of a double-mass-spring-damper system and that she only had 20 minutes to solve it.
To me, as a Croatian computer engineering student, those taks sound rather... extreme.
A few days ago, I took a control engineering written exam, it was three tasks, all of which are arguably easier than deriving a transfer function of a double-mass-spring-damper system, and we had 90 minutes to solve it.
And I got a mild panic attack when solving the first task, my sight got dark and I was seeing sparks, and it took me around 15 minutes to calm down so that I could continue that test. If it were time-constrained, I would have failed that test.
So, I am asking, are tests such as ones described in the video typical of the American higher education?