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Which sorting algorithm for sorting a lot of exam papers by hand?

There are actually many questions like this asking for answers for a real life problem as a proxy problem for a programming problem or simply for the sake of its educational value.

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It's not a programming question. You asked how human beings would sort papers. The considerations in how a gaggle of humans would sort 400 papers are comprehensively unrelated to how a computer would sort 400,000,000.

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