Delhi University's exam paper an exact copy of earlier test

Delhi University is back again into news for all the wrong reasons. The DU's examination system took a hard blow, when the question papers on financial management for 5th semester B.Com students turned out to be an exact copy of the paper the varsity's School of Open Learning students had got for their annual exam in May-June this year.

It's not clear how the goof-up happened. J P Sharma, head of DU commerce department, said question papers were set by a board of three teachers. He said the names of the board members were not "readily available" with him.

DU's exam paper an exact copy of earlier test

 

"We are not privy to the papers. We set the board of teachers based on seniority lists from colleges and they prepare the paper. There's a moderation done thereafter, also by college teachers, to do away with errors," said Sharma.

However, all checks and balances seemed to have collapsed as Thursday's question paper was a facsimile of the earlier exam paper, with even the sequence of questions unchanged. In fact, solved versions of the paper had been printed in 'question bank' booklets, such as the Shiva Delhi University Series, readily available at bookstores.

Delhi University is back again into news for all the wrong reasons. The DU's examination system took a hard blow, when the question papers on financial management for 5th semester B.Com students turned out to be an exact copy of the paper the varsity's School of Open Learning students had got for their annual exam in May-June this year.

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It's not clear how the goof-up happened. J P Sharma, head of DU commerce department, said question papers were set by a board of three teachers. He said the names of the board members were not "readily available" with him.

"We are not privy to the papers. We set the board of teachers based on seniority lists from colleges and they prepare the paper. There's a moderation done thereafter, also by college teachers, to do away with errors," said Sharma.

However, all checks and balances seemed to have collapsed as Thursday's question paper was a facsimile of the earlier exam paper, with even the sequence of questions unchanged. In fact, solved versions of the paper had been printed in 'question bank' booklets, such as the Shiva Delhi University Series, readily available at bookstores.

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