UPRTOU to conduct final year exams in August

PRAYAGRAJ: Authorities of Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU), the lone state open university of the state have announced that it would conduct exams of its final year and final semester students of all degree, diploma and certificate courses in the first week of August.

The examination will be conducted under strict Covid-19 protocol in which around 60,000 candidates from across the state will appear.

Talking to TOI, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Seema Singh said, “We will increase the number of examination centers to ensure proper social distancing norms for the students who would come to appear in the exams”.


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For the convenience of the students, all papers of a given subject would be included in a single question paper and that would be based on multiple choice questions (MCQ). Students will have to answer in OMR answer sheets provided to them, she added.

The VC said that students of degree and post graduate courses would get one-and-a-half-hours to answer the questions while the students of diploma and certificate courses would get one hour to do so.

The VC said that besides the final year and final semester students, those students who were promoted last year in first year and first semester or intermediate semesters would also need to appear in the exams this time.

“We have asked all the centers to be transparent in their functioning, especially in terms of conducting the exams and the university will also be transparent in allotting the examination center for the upcoming exams”, said Prof Singh.

Prof Singh said that the varsity would soon convene the meetings of its examination committee and finalise the examination schedule and other aspects related to the exams.

She said that all students have been provided a final opportunity to complete and submit their assignments before the exams.

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