Monday morning, became a nightmare for Gujarat University's 1st year BA students who appeared for the 'Psychology and Effective Behaviour' exam. The question paper was flooded with out of syllabus questions.
The question paper not only pressed the panic button among the students but it also turned the university and the college authorities upside down.
The first semester exam scheduled between 2 pm and 5 pm was being conducted at eight colleges affiliated to GU. "When we got the question paper we were stumped. The questions did not pertain to our syllabus," said one of the 500 examinees.
The invigilator took the issue to the center invigilator, after the students voiced their concerns. The matter was further taken to the subject experts. The students had been given the question paper for 'Effective Psychology' subject which was meant for a different group of students who had already appeared for the exam last week.
When Gujarat University was informed about the issue, they quickly reacted by emailing a hand written question paper to various colleges which were conducting the exam.
Finally, the examinees got their second set of questions some 45 minutes after the scheduled time. GU officials said: "The question paper was erroneously switched. We gave additional time to examinees to make up for the time lost in correcting this mistake. The exam ended at 5.45 pm."
This is not the first time that Gujarat University has goofed up in the examination. Earlier too, students were asked out of syllabus questions in their term examination. Quite recently, students of BCom third year had to deal with 25 marks questions that were misprinted and also out of syllabus.