The current examination season at Panjab University and its affiliated colleges seems to be a season of errors,with fifth such instance occurring on Thursday. Appearing in their Information Technology Act and RTI Act examination,the students of fourth semester from Department of Law complained that the question paper carried two out-of-syllabus questions.
Two questions of 15 marks each,which appeared with internal choices in Unit II and III,turned out be out of syllabus,leaving the students confused and worried. Later,the students took up the matter with the chairperson of the department,Nishtha Jaswal. Admitting that the question paper carried out-of-syllabus questions,the chairperson assured the students that the matter would be taken up with the Board of Studies.
Similar anomalies were reported during the examination season this month on four different occasions at PU. On May 1,nearly 250 students from Department of Law,second semester,demonstrated against the errors in the question-paper format for Family Law exam.
At that time,one question from Unit IV turned out to be out of syllabus while both the questions which appeared in Unit III with internal choice were framed from the syllabus of Unit II.
On April 27,during the BA-III history examination,a lot of confusion prevailed at the affiliated colleges when the world map portion of the question paper was not supplied to a number of examination centres.
Upon realising the mistake,the officials had managed to provide the maps at a few examination centres which fall within their reach. However,alternative arrangements had to be made at the remaining centres.
On April 26,the question paper of BA-III Hindi examination,which was supposed to carry questions of a total of 90 marks,turned out to be of 84 marks only,with one question missing from the paper.
Prior to this,on April 19,during BSc-I botany examination a 10-mark question left the students surprised to see that the answers to the fill-in-the-blank question were printed in the question book.