The second semester examinations of academic year 2020-21 of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) will begin on July 12. The exam will be held online and in a multiple-choice format.
As many as 5.79 lakh students are registered to take the online proctored exams.
Exams will be held for 4,195 subjects across 284 faculties of diploma, certificate, graduate and post-graduate courses. Before the actual examinations begin, students can take a mock test between July 8 and 10 (based on general knowledge questions and not actual subject papers) to understand how online proctored exams are conducted.
The timetable for the main examinations has been posted on the university website. Each paper will have 60 questions of which maximum 50 correct answers will be used for calculating results. For mathematics and statistics examinations of engineering and science students, 30 questions will be asked of which maximum 25 correct answers will be used for calculating results.
For the first time, an audio recording will be done of the students to bring more transparency and stop cheating during the online proctored exams, said examination department officials. At least 350 students were caught copying in the previous semester examinations.
The examination department has specified that students can only complain if they are unable to log in for exams, are logged out automatically, if paper is not submitted, examinations of university clash with other entrance exams or if they suffer from Covid-19 infection at time of examination, among other reasons. However, each complaint will be verified, so students should provide proof of the same.
If any students are yet to submit exam forms for the second semester examinations, they can do so online between July 12 and 14 and their examinations will be held independently, said SPPU officials.