JNU to start MCQ entrance test with more than 1 correct option

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JNU to start MCQ entrance test with more than 1 correct option

Saturday, 06 October 2018 | ABHINAV SINGH | NEW DELHI

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is to introduce objective type questions in its upcoming online entrance test examination that will have more than one correct option to mark.

For example, if a candidate marks at more than one option his answer would not be considered incorrect and will be evaluated accordingly.

Against the backdrop of the fact that JNU Student’s Union is opposed “tooth and nail” to the idea of introducing online entrance test having optional type questions, as it is in stark contrast to the pattern of subjective type question paper followed by JNU, the Academic Council (AC) discussed at length about introducing such objective type question that will have more than one correct answer to mark. JNU will conduct online entrance test in December.

A JNU teacher said objective question paper is not like “radio-button” in which one cannot switch two stations simultaneously but would rather be like “check-boxes” having option to mark more than one answer. He said the comprehensive and detail work is going on with the help of experts to frame such questions and their options.

In an another important decision it was decided to introduce “Central Civil Services Rules” for JNU teachers but not before proper “optimisation” keeping in mind the basic nature of the university and its work.

“Ultimately the teachers are employees of central government and in wake of the fact that University Grants Commission (UGC) wants it to be implemented it becomes necessary to introduce it in JNU but with proper optimisation,” said a senior teacher. While apprehensions are rife among the teaching community that introduction of “Central Civil Services Rule” will curtail their freedom and would restrict their academic life in several ways.  

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