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The University of Delhi, Dean of Examinations has issued a letter to all the Heads of the Departments (HODs) of the colleges in subject to setting of paper for Open Book Examinations (OBE). The Dean of Examinations on Wednesday issued 11 points stated letter for Open Book Examinations for final Year/ Final Semester for all streams and to students of Regular, SOL, NCWEB.
Dean issued two pages letter for Open Book Examinations confirms that the University shall take the final year/ final semester examinations for all Regular, SOL and NCWEB Students. Eleven points guidelines are mentioned in letter written to HODs on module of Open Book Examinations 2020. The detailed guidelines for OBE examinations and setting of question papers with time frame and relieves are given, referencing from Letter.
The Dean (examination), University of Delhi briefly describes that the examinations for the final year students shall be conducted remotely. TheThe examinations shall be conducted for final year students under PG and UG courses at the University Of Delhi.
EXAMINATIONS FOR BACKLOGS-
However, University of Delhi has not confirmed anything about the first and second-year examinations but the university has made it clear that it would conduct the examinations for 1st / 2nd years, 2nd Sem / 4th Sem simultaneously for repeaters who are in 3rd year/ final year. It means that the university shall take the examinations of all the final year students having backlog in their previous semesters.
Examination from Homes-
The letter states that the Students are supposed to appear in Examinations from their homes and will download examination question paper from official website portal of DU for their respective courses. Students have to attempt on the plain white sheets.
The duration of the examinations will be of two hours. However the University will give an extra hour for downloading the question paper. Meanwhile the scanning of the answer sheets, and uploading these answer sheets
to the University’s portal will include in this extra hour provided by the university.
In letter it is stated that Open Book Examination option would be given to students. Where students can use the books and reference material to answers the question. This type of examination is called OPEN BOOK EXAMINATION.
THE QUESTION PAPER WILL CONSIST OF 6 QUESTIONS-
The question paper that will be formulated for the final year students’ examinations will consist of 6 questions out of which the students have to attempt only 4 questions of their choice in the time of 2 hours.
There will be No Parts in Questions-
The question paper will include 6 questions and the questions will not be further divided into parts like (a), (b) or (c). The maximum marks for the question paper will be 75 and 100 in the case of SOL/NCWEB papers.
Paper will comprise Three Sets-
As the letter issued by the Dean(Examination), the University of Delhi discussed even the minute details of the examination. it also discussed that the question paper will consist of 3 sets for each course of both UG and PG programs that will be set by the department itself.
The University of Delhi has allowed the students to use books during the examination. The letter stated that the examination question paper will be framed in a manner that will check the understanding of the concept and the analytical skills of the student appearing for the examination. Thus there shall be no/ minimum scope for cheating or verbatim copying from the books or the reference study material during the examination.
The question paper will be uploaded on the official website of the University of Delhi on the special examination portal created by the University. The details of the Login Credentials will be shared shortly by the students before the Examinations.
Uploading of Answer Sheets at University Portal (Deadline)-
Students will have to upload the answer sheets of Examination m to the University of Delhi’s official portal within three hours from the start of the virtual examination. It means that the students will get two hours for solving the question paper and the rest one hour is for downloading the question paper, scanning the answer sheets, and finally uploading it to the University’s website.
HOD to submit Questions Papers till 3rd June-
Time of the colleges has to send the question papers to the Dean (examination), the University of Delhi by 3rd June 2020.
Source- Letter from Dean of the Examination.
Website of the University Portal- DU Exams