Mumbai University's end-sem theory examinations to be conducted online; new guidelines issued

Practical exams to be conducted through online platforms.

Professional courses in colleges affiliated to Mumbai University, will have a mix of multiple-choice and descriptive questions while arts, commerce and science streams will follow the MCQ pattern, for the end-semester theory examinations. The university has set a deadline of December 31 to complete the examinations for all the traditional and management courses and December 15 for professional courses such as pharmacy, law and engineering.

All you need to know about the pattern of the exams

While the official circular states that descriptive exams will be taken online, it does not mention whether students will have to type the answers on the screen or write them on paper, scan and upload. Students may be asked to upload the answer sheet in the software used by their respective colleges.

The undergraduate (UG) students of first, second and third year from arts, commerce and science will have to attempt 60 marks paper with 40 questions (out of 50) in an hour. The paper pattern for professional courses will also include descriptive questions. Duration of the exams will be different for different streams.

Practical exams to be conducted through online platforms

The University has already issued a circular to its affiliated colleges regarding the exam process. According to MU officials, practical exams are scheduled to begin from December 10 and will be conducted through online portals like Google Meet, Skype or Zoom. The deadline for sending the marks for internal assessment is December 24.

The colleges will be segmented into clusters, led by one college in each cluster and the examination schedules will be similar for each cluster and announced soon. Lead colleges in line with the other institutes in the cluster, will make a decision on grace marks as well as the decision pertaining to any technical glitches.

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