Excessive use of or reliance on examinations, especially competitive examinations, as a means of assessing knowledge, skill, or competence.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal Science. From examination + -ism.
examinationism/ɪɡˌzamɪˈneɪʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/ /ɛɡˌzamɪˈneɪʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/ /ɪɡˌzamɪˈneɪʃənɪz(ə)m/
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