DU not to conduct exams for first and second year


NEW DELHI: Delhi University will not be conducting examinations for the first and second-year undergraduate students and first-year postgraduate students. As a one time measure due to COVID19, this is for students of regular colleges as well as the School of Open Learning and Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB).

Issuing a notification on Thursday, dean examination Vinay Gupta, said, “In view of the prevailing situation of COVID19 it is notified here to all concerned that the intermediate/semester/term year students shall be graded with an alternative mode of examination. Conducting exams in the conventional mode i.e. pen and paper is not feasible as per the existing government norms of maintaining social distancing and safety and health of students.”

Students will be evaluated based on 50% internal assessment/assignments as adopted by the college/department. The rest 50% will be calculated based on marks scored in the previous semester.

For students having no previous semester performance, they shall be graded based on 100% assignment based evaluation. This is applicable for the first-year students of SOL who are under the semester system but their first semester exams could not be conducted.

Notification further reads ” Grading of the second year students of UG and 2nd semester (Ist Year) students of PG could be composite of 50% on the basis of the pattern of assignment based evaluation for students of Annual scheme and the remaining 50% marks shall be awarded on the basis of the performance in the previous semester/year.”

However, the ex-students will have to appear under the online
open-book examination (OBE).

For the final year students, the university will be conducting online OBE from July 1.



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