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SPPU last year exams: Optical mark recognition technique to be utilized to grade online papers in test run

The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) declared on Tuesday that its preliminary attempt for the online last year tests will done utilizing an “optical mark recognition(OMR)” technique.

“We have appointed a committee to prepare the multiple choice questions paper sets. Subject-wise, each paper will have 60 questions for the exam. We will conduct mock tests before the real exams happen. Soon, the detailed exam time-table will be declared,” said SPPU vice-chancellor Nitin Karmalkar.

Optical mark recognition (OMR) examines paper structures to recognize obscured marks at pre-decided positions.

Of a sum of two lakh understudies showing up for the last year tests across three locale, 85 percent picked the online alternative to show up for papers. They will give the tests in a “offline mode” for which the SPPU has recognized 50 communities where the assessment will be held.

According to guidelines gave by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the SPPU must completion the last year tests before October 31.

On Wednesday, a gathering of understudies raised the issue of the length of the papers – at present, an hour for the 60 different decision question papers.

Kamlakar Shete, a final-year student said, “An hour is very little and it should be increased to an-hour-and-a-half. As most students are giving the exams online, there might be various issues, like technical problems, or students not understanding the system. So, time may be consumed. Hence, the exam duration should be increased.”

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