The first-year Delhi University students on Monday not only appeared for the University examinations for the first time but also an open book one. A first-year BA (Prog) student from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College said that he had heard a number of terrifying stories about the open book exam (DU OBE) however he had a nice experience.
He asserted that it was easy to download the question paper. Furthermore, after finishing the exam, I easily made a PDF of my answer script and uploaded it on the portal, said Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College student who appeared for his environmental science examination.
D. S. Rawat, the dean of examination said that the personalized detailed emails comprising the dos and dont’s along with an active network of nodal officers at Delhi University had assisted students in the smooth conduct of the DU OBE. Some students of the School of Open Learning (SOL), however, confronted a few problems while downloading the question paper.
Nearly 100% of the total 85000 regular DU students along with SOL students are appearing for open-book exams in online mode as not a single student has opted for the physical mode this time.
Students who appeared for the DU OBE 1.0 in August had to confront a lot of problems. The second open book exam held in December was better compared to the first one, but a few problems still existed.
An examination deputy superintendent at DU’s College of Vocational Studies, Kumar Ashutosh said that this time exam took place without any issue as students remarked everything was smooth. A student from Motilal Nehru College said that he did not confront any problems during the exam. He added that the question paper was received on time and he could easily download it.
DS Rawat added that the students were also provided with an option of emailing the answer scripts. If students could not upload the answer script even after the 3+1 hours due to a network issue, they had an option to email it, however, such students will be required to produce a piece of documentary evidence. However, Rawat added that emailing the answer scripts might lead to a delay in the evaluation procedure.