DU: Guidelines for Open Book Examinations

Following the release of date sheet for varsity’s final year students, University of Delhi has come up with guidelines in regard to Open Book Examinations (OBE) remotely for all UG programs of all streams including NCWEB and SOL in view of Covid 19 pandemic as a one-time measure to be adopted as an alternative mode of examinations for the academic session 2019-20 as offline examinations could not be conducted following the norms issued by the government of maintaining social distancing and keeping in mind safety and health of the students.

Through its guidelines, the varsity has tried to clear the apprehensions of students regarding OBE mode of examinations especially of the Persons with Disability category (PWD), Jammu, and Kashmir residing students who are in lack of internet and hardware facility required for the OBE.

The varsity while giving relief to students belonging to PWD category has duly mentioned that “the Divyaang (PWD) Category shall be given 5 hours to complete the examination,” which is otherwise of 3 hours including 1 hour for downloading the question paper and uploading the scanned images of answer sheets. And for Jammu and Kashmir residing students, it has asserted that “to facilitate such students University of Delhi as a major measure, has finalized to engage Common Service Centres (CSC), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.”

Those students who would not be able to appear for the OBE would be given another chance to appear for the conventional mode of examinations as the present situation improves after the declaration of OBE results. The fresh date for them will be announced probably by the beginning of September 2020.

With all this, it has also been mentioned that mock tests would also be made available on the portal one week prior to the commencement of the examinations to further facilitate the students to be well versed in appearing for OBE remotely.

For detailed guidelines kindly refer to;

http://www.du.ac.in/du/uploads/COVID-19/30052020_NOTIFICATION-OBE_UG.pdf