Kerala

MGU move to reduce revaluation time

Additional facing sheet to be provided in answer booklets

An additional facing sheet will be provided in the answer booklets printed by Mahatma Gandhi University from this October to cut down the delay in the re-evaluation process.

The estimated 10 lakh answer scripts to be printed for the exams to be held in October will be having an additional facing sheet. A final decision on the proposed change is likely to be announced soon.

“The move is expected to reduce the number of days required for re-evaluation of an answer script. Presently, the process often gets delayed as the marks won by the candidate in the first evaluation is concealed by blackening the area, where the total marks is mentioned,” said R. Pragash, Member of the varsity’s syndicate and convener of its sub-committee on exams.

Once an application for revaluation is received, the exam wing has to carry out the process of concealing the marks manually.

This used to consume considerable time leading to the delay in the release of the results of the re-evaluation process.

With the introduction of an additional facing sheet, the personnel at the exam wing need to remove it and forward it to the faculty member assigned with the task of re-valuation.

This will help in saving time and speed up the entire re-valuation process.

Dr. Pragash said that the average time required for completing the re-evaluation process is around 20 to 30 days. The introduction of an additional facing sheet may help in reducing the time by at least five to seven days, he said.

Record time

The move to introduce an additional facing sheet in the main answer script forms part of the series of steps being introduced by the varsity to improve the efficiency of conducting exams and publishing the results.

The varsity had declared the results of its undergraduate examinations in a record time of 10 working days this April.

Many other proposals that include online delivery of question papers and question bank for various exams were also introduced as part of the project.

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