Command words are the words and phrases used in exams that tell students how they should answer a question.
Command words are the words in the exam questions (usually one of the first words) which indicate what the examiner wants from the question and the style of the response needed. Knowing what command words mean is important for understanding the demands of the question – however the rest of the wording in a question is just as important to read. The rest of the wording will contextualise the question and might contain key words which affect how students should answer the question.
I have some Youtube videos that show you the command words and give you exam questions examples.