UNIVERSITY FINAL SEMESTER ONLINE EXAMINATION CONFIRMED?

The University of Delhi issued a letter to all the Heads of the Departments of the colleges that come under its administration.

This two paged letter firstly gives a clue to the HOD of the colleges that the University shall take the final year’s students’ examination. For the same, it has issued guidelines to the colleges for how to prepare the examination question papers.

The details of the letter issued by the Dean (examination) of the University of Delhi regarding the 3rd year students’ examination are given in detail below.

(1) REMOTE EXAMINATIONS

The Dean (examination), University of Delhi briefly describes that the examinations for the final year students shall be conducted remotely. The examinations shall be conducted for final year students under PG and UG courses at the University Of Delhi.

(2) 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 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.

(3) THE EXAMS SHALL BE CONDUCTED FROM RESIDENCE OF STUDENTS

The open letter consists of a detailed explanation for the final year students of the University of Delhi. The letter stated that the examination question paper shall be uploaded on the official portal of DU and the students have to download the question paper of their respective courses. After the download is completed the students have to solve it on the plain white sheets.

(4) STUDENTS CAN USE BOOKS AND STUDY MATERIAL DURING EXAMINATION

As the entire world is suffering from the lockdown, the University of Delhi has given students a relief of using the books and reference material to answers the question that is asked in the question paper. This type of examination is called OPEN BOOK EXAMINATION. The students shall use the books during this examination.

(5) TWO HOURS EXAMINATION

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.

(6)  DEADLINE FOR UPLOADING ANSWER SHEETS TO THE UNIVERSITY’S PORTAL

The students will have to upload the answer sheets 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.

(7) STUDENTS CANNOT COPY INSTEAD OF HAVING BOOKS

The University of Delhi has allowed the students to use books during the examination. But this would not be helpful to the students in the real sense if we look into the explanation stated by Dean (examination), for it.

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 scope for cheating or verbatim copying from the books or the reference study material during the examination.

(8) THE QUESTION PAPER WILL CONSIST OF 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.

(9) LOGIN CREDENTIALS WILL BE SHARED SHORTLY

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.

(10) 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.

(11) THERE WILL BE NO PARTS IN THE 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

(12) HOD GOT THE TIME TILL 3RD JUNE TO SUBMIT QUESTION PAPERS

The HOD of the colleges has to send the question papers to the Dean (examination), the University of Delhi by 3rd June 2020.


Above mentioned are the details regarding the doubts of the examinations.  However, these are not yet announced on the University’s Official Website. We tried to confirm from many faculties of Delhi University College, they said it is not fake but yet to be finalized or it can be seen as the initial stage proposal.
At the end of the letter, the Dean requested the cooperation of all the teachers in these challenging times just for the sake of the welfare of students.

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