IKGPTU to conduct online exams for 1 lakh students from July 1

Practical exams to be conducted through meeting apps like Skype

IKGPTU to conduct online exams for 1 lakh students from July 1

Question paper pattern for IKGPTU’s online exams will be multiple choices only. File Photo

Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 16

IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU) has announced that it would conduct online examinations for its more than 1 lakh students for the ongoing semester. The university is already working to find the best model for successful online examination process.

Prof Ajay Kumar Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, IKGPTU, said the mock test would be conducted within next few days. He said the first phase of the initiative was completed successfully.

Professor Sharma said it was decided to work out for online functioning of examination process, starting from paper setting to online conduct of examination.

The mode of conduct of examinations – whether to be conducted in institutes or, as per need of the situation, from the present location of students – will be finalised after taking into account the details of available IT infrastructure in institutes as well as with the students at present location, said the VC.

Talking about the schedule of examinations, Professor Sharma said university examination for final semester of all courses would start from July 1 and for all other semesters, the date shall be announced 15 days before the start of examinations.

Controller of Examination Dr Paramjit Singh, meanwhile, informed that the question paper pattern would be of multiple choices only.

Duration of examination will be as per the subject scheme, 120 minutes for subjects having 60 marks weightage and students shall have to attempt 60 MCQs in 120 minutes, said Dr Paramjit Singh.

Similarly, pharmacy schemes having 80 marks shall be of 80 questions to be attempted in 120 minutes, he added.

Each question with four options shall appear on screen of candidate without displaying the next question. The student will be required to attempt the question in the time frame as he/she desires, subject to maximum of duration allotted for attempting the respective question paper.

On clicking the ‘Save and Next’ button, the next question will appear. There will be no option for going back to review any question.

Dr Paramjit Singh said practical exams would start from June 15 and end on June 30.

The institutions shall conduct the practical examinations and viva-voce through online or digital modes, like Skype, video conferencing or other meeting apps, he said. 

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