May 072012

New Delhi:  After a hue and cry was raised at all the centres, the examiners were contacted. After much delay, the examination office finally sent the correct question paper to all the centres, which was embarrassingly not even a printed version.

There was much chaos at the examination centres of Delhi University on Monday where a bulk of students of Bhachelor of Arts (BA) Honours were left panic-stricken after being given a wrong question paper.

The students of BA (Honours) have to study a language paper and are free to choose between different languages at the beginning of the year.

Similar problems were reported from the examination centres where Sanskrit students were appearing for their paper as they too had received an out of text paper.

In a major goof-up, the students who were to appear for the contemporary English examination got a question paper that was completely out of textbook.

A major chunk of students usually pick up contemporary English paper, while some go for Hindi, Sanskrit and other languages.

It appeared that instead of the English paper, the students were given ‘Individual & Society’ paper.

This was the first day of semester exams and students hoped for a better series ahead.

“We have been saying time and again that the examination office is incapable of conducting such a scale of semesters. The episode attests our concerns,” said Mr Saumajit.

“When students complained that the paper was not according to course, the examiners first refused to admit their mistake.

They later accepted that they had sent the wrong paper and the correct paper subsequently sent was not even printed, it was photocopied from a handwritten submission and sent to all the centres,” said Professor Saumajit, who teaches Economic at Ramjas College.

By the time the correct papers reached, it was already past 11 am at many centres where the paper was to end at 11 am, said another teacher.


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