Offline DU Exam Begins for UG Second and Third Year Students

Physical examination mode for second and third year undergraduate students at the University of Delhi started on Wednesday after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. More than 29,500 students turned up for exams for 40 papers held in the morning, DS Rawat, the university’s Dean of Examinations, told PTI.

Delhi University’s School of Open Learning held reviews for three papers on Wednesday morning. “The exams for the majority of the courses have started. It is after two years that the university organizes a physical examination. Appropriate arrangements have been made,” Rawat said.

Undergraduate student exams are held in two sessions a day, said the dean of DU exams.

Reviews for 66 papers will take place in the evening and around 23,684 students are expected to appear, he said, adding that proper COVID protocols were being followed and students were given an additional 30 minutes for the review.

“The duration of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional program exams is three hours and an additional 30 minutes is provided as a one-time special measure,” Rawat added.

Meanwhile, exam duration for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) is four hours and 40 minutes. It includes an additional 40 minutes as a “special one-time measure” and an additional 20 minutes per hour.

Although the exam for the majority of courses started on Wednesday, the university held exams for students with essential rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday. The COVID pandemic had forced the university to hold open book exams as colleges were closed until earlier this year.

The DU advised students to bring hand sanitizer and water bottles to the exam center and to follow COVID guidelines, including wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

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