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Examination delayed by 45 minutes in Gujarat University

Dec 26, 2013 18:05 IST

    Occurrence of out of the syllabus questions in examination of 'Psychology and Effective Behaviour' subject, the Gujarat University's BA first year students got shocked on 23 December 2013.

    This problematic situation made the process of examination getting delayed by 45 minutes, as the college and university authorities rushed to create another, relevant question paper.
    The first semester exam was being conducted at 8 colleges which were all affiliated to Gujarat University. The exam was scheduled at 2 pm to 5 pm.

     After receiving the question paper in hands, all students got bewildered as it was not related to their Syllabus told one of the 500 exam-takers.
    Concerned students raised their voice and that is when invigilators forwarded the issue to the centre invigilator followed by taking the matter to the subject experts.

    It came out that the students were handed question paper for 'Effective Psychology' subject, for which last week a different batch of students had already given the paper.

    The dejected GU authorities then made their faculty members to instantly arrange a handwritten question paper, and its copy was emailed to different colleges who were conducting the same exam.  The exam got late by 45 minutes from the scheduled time and ended at 5.45 pm, told examinees.
    Earlier to this incidence also the GU had witnessed similar mess up. Students have been asked out of syllabus questions in their main term exams earlier as well.

    However, to see another case, students of B.Com third year dealt with 25 marks questions that were printed wrong and also came out of syllabus.
     To probe into students' complaints a committee of experts was then later created.

    Upon finishing the investigations the committee had ruled in favour of students and all students who appeared in that paper were given full marks in that particular section of question paper.

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