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On 28 June 2020, the University Of Delhi Issued a step-by-step guide to using the DU Portal for Open book examinations (OBE).

The link for the OBE Mock Test will be active for students from 4 July 2020 to 8 July 2020.
Following are the steps to Attempt Open Book Examination on the DU portal

1: One-time self-registration

Those appearing for the examinations are required to register on the DU portal for once. Basic details like Name, Enrollment No. (optional), Course, DOB, examination roll no., and registered e-mail or phone no.

On submission of the above details, the students will receive a password on their registered E-mail/Mobile number. Students for the first time will require to insert the password to login to the portal. Students can log in with their Examination roll number and password to locate the mock test paper.

2: On the Date of Final OBE Examination

  •  Students are required to login to the examination portal with their Examination roll
    number and password at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their examination.
  • Once the student login to the portal, a clock on the students’ screen will display the time left in for the opening of the question paper.
  • Students should read the instructions printed on the question paper for which they are appearing.
  • The Question Paper download button will be visible at the beginning of the examination.
    The Question paper will be released on the portal at the commencement of a
    particular session of examination as per the date-sheet released by DU.
  • Students are required to click on the download button to download the question
    paper on the Desktop/Laptop/Phone and can also take the printout if required
    either at his/her home or at Common Service Centre (CSC) on the day of
  • If in any case, a student faces any difficulty in downloading the question paper from the portal, she/or he may request her/his college/department to get the same on her/his designated e-mail or phone number. The college/department shall send the question paper directly to the student’s e-mail address, phone, or WhatsApp.
    This option should be exercised only where there is a case of an emergency.
  • As and when the student downloads the question paper, the time left for the end of the examination will be displayed on the students’ screen.


3: Time Tracking

  • The total duration of the examination shall be of three hours (for all students except
    Divyaang) which will include two hours for answering the questions and one
    additional hour for IT related activities such as downloading the question paper,
    scanning and uploading the answer sheets.
  • The total duration of examination for the Divyaang students shall be of five hours
    which will include two hours for answering the questions, one hour for IT related
    activities (downloading the question paper, scanning and uploading the answer
    sheets), extra time of 20 minutes per hour i.e. 1/3 of the prescribed duration of the
    OBE and further one hour above all as a special provision.
  • The Mock test shall be conducted in three sessions on each day i.e. Morning Session,
    Lunch Session and Evening Session.
  • Once the question paper is downloaded, the students will be allowed to upload the
    answer sheets within the stipulated time i.e. three hours for all students except
    Divyaang and five hours for Divyaang students.

4: Answering the Question Paper

  • Students will write the answers to the questions on A-4 size white papers in their own handwriting (ruled or plain). The answers are to be written using a black or blue pen only.
  • Students will write their Name, Program Name, Semester, Examination Roll Number,
    Unique Paper Code, Paper title, Date, and Time of Examination on the first sheet used for answers.
  • Students should use separate sheets to answer each question, since answer sheets
    are to be uploaded on the Portal question wise so that evaluation can be conducted


5: Uploading Answer Sheets

  • The students will scan the written pages of the answers question-wise as one file
    and upload question-wise once the examination is completed. For each
    question, students can upload a single file (scanned all sheets together for each question) or multiple files (Scanned individual sheets for each question). For this
    students will be provided with an upload feature (Multiple uploads) against each
  • To upload the answer sheet, the student will log in to the examination portal and select the tab “Upload Answers”. No further changes can be made after the answer sheets are uploaded.
  • In case, for any reason, if a student is not able to upload the answer sheets on the
    portal, the same can be sent in PDF format at the designated e-mail
    address/WhatsApp number of the College/Department during the specified time.
    This option is advised to be used only if there is a case of an emergency.
  • In case if by mistake, a student uploads a wrong answer sheet she/he can make corrections within the specified duration of the OBE i.e. three hours for students other than the Divyaang and five hours for Divyaang. Once the answer sheets will be submitted and the students have logged out and no change in the uploaded answer sheet/s will be possible.
  • The student shall be required to submit a declaration regarding UFM through the
    the button provided on the portal before uploading of the scanned images of answer


5: Answer Sheet Submission

Once the students upload all the scanned answer sheets against their respective questions, they should click the button for the UFM declaration and confirmation for submission and log out from the portal. On successful submission of the answer sheets,
the students will be notified via email/SMS.


There is a date error: 7th and 8th July are the correct dates.

The open book examinations are supposed to commence from 4 July 2020 as per the datasheet issued by the Delhi University on their official website.



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  1. Cancel the obe exam for final year coz internet speed is unable download anything at this time. Even if the child downloads the paper, it will take half of his time to download the paper. In such a situation, what will he be able to write in his paper? There are many problems in writing paper online. Just as the paper is not downloaded on time, the child gets very upset and can also be depressed.

  2. Can one register, read the mock test papers after downloading, and not attempt the question paper? Like, not upload answer and all?

  3. I will fail 😭😔😭😭😭
    Please help…
    Exam Portal bhi nhi show ho Raha
    Kuchh samjh nhi aa Raha…
    Test paper nhi open or helpline number par koi baat bhi nhi Kar rahi …
    Phone bhi nhi utha raha

  4. Kisi ke paas OBE 4 se 7 tarikh ka ISSUES IN WORLD HISTORY: THE 20TH CENTURY
    (HS6) ka mock test hai to baato


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