After holding the final year exams online, the University of Mumbai (MU) has issued a detailed circular providing instructions to colleges about the winter semester exams for the academic year 2020-21. Here are 10 important takeaways from the circular.
- All the exams, including projects, practicals and orals, to be conducted online.
- The practicals, projects and orals to begin from December 10.
- Arts, Science and Commerce theory exams (UG) to be held till December 31, while the professional course exams are to be conducted by January 15.
- The theory papers of Arts, Science and Commerce exams to have 50 MCQs, of which students have to attempt at least 40. Each paper to be an hour long, carrying 60 marks.
- The theory papers of professional courses to have two parts – MCQ Type Exam and Descriptive Type Exam. For engineering, Pharmacy and MCA, each section to be an hour long and to carry 40 marks each, totalling 80 marks. Law exams will have a 30-mark MCQ and another 30 mark descriptive paper, totalling 60 marks.
- Weightage for every chapter to be considered. Questions in the papers to be of varied difficulty level – easy, average and difficult.
- All the colleges affiliated to MU have been divided in the ‘clusters’ of 8-10 institutes, with one college among them serving as the lead college of the cluster. Each cluster to set their own timetables and question papers.
- As exams are being conducted in the form of MCQs, the option for revaluation will no longer be applicable.
- The colleges are to find an alternative for those who can’t take the exam online. A second chance to be given to the students who are unable to attend the exams due to technical issues.
- Every college to conduct a mock test before the exam. Students to be provided with a sample paper. The colleges are to provide detailed information about the method of examination. Queries of students to be resolved.