On Monday, around 35,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students took the Delhi University’s (DU) online open-book exams (OBE), with no technical issues recorded, according to officials. The first day of the tests was Monday, and officials reported that all 35,000 students used the portal to upload their answer sheets, with no email submissions.
DS Rawat, Dean of Examinations, stated that the process went off without a hitch and that no technical issues were reported. Students complained about failing to submit answer sheets, troubles downloading question papers, and other concerns last year, when the OBEs were held for the first time. “OBE is a time-taking process. The question paper takes a couple of minutes to download and after finishing the exam, clicking the photos of each page, converting those into the PDF format and uploading takes time. The internet speed also poses issues. But whatever said, the OBE was smoother this time as compared to the last time.”
Ramhari Chowdhury, a Motilal Nehru College student, took the exam at Mathura, his hometown. He remarked, “The process was smoother than the last time, and I was able to finish the paper on time.”