We never say learn for the exam,., only study for the exam
???????למה אתה לא לומד לבחינה
Does "bishvil" not work in this context? It marked me wrong.
Well yes, I think one can say something like הוּא לוֹמֵד בִּשְׁבִיל עַצְמוֹ / הֶעָתִיד / לָדַ֫עַת he learns for himself / for the future / in order to know. Propose it.
Could not the word מכין also be used i n this context?
Well, I think you could say as the teacher: אֲנִי מֵכִין מִבְחָן I prepare a test, but as a pupil, it is right to use the reflexive Hitpa'el: אֲנִי מִתְכּוֹנֵן לְמִבְחָן I prepare for a test.