Guidelines for Open Book Examinations (OBE) – Semester Examinations March/April- 2022-DU

University Of Delhi (DU) Guidelines for Open Book Examinations (OBE) – Semester Examinations March/April- 2022 using OBE Portal for Regular and School of Open Learning (SOL) students of I Semester (students admitted in 2021), Non Collegiate Women Education Board (NCWEB) students of I/III/V Semester (students admitted in 2019, 2020 & 2021) and Second Phase Examination for left over students of III/V/VII Semester for Regular and School of Open Learning (SOL) for all undergraduate (UG) Programs of all streams.

Guidelines

Guidelines for Open Book Examinations (OBE) - Semester Examinations March/April- 2022-DU
  1. This is in continuation of the Notification issued on 14.02.2022 (The Notification is available on the website of the University of Delhi i.e. www.du.ac.in).
  2. The Examinations of I Semester of Regular & School of Open Learning (SOL) (students admitted in 2021) for all undergraduate (UG) Programs of all streams and {I/III/V Semester, Essential Repeaters of I/III Semester, Improvement Cases and Ex-Students of Non Collegiate Women Education Board (NCWEB) (Admission in 2019, 2020 & 2021)} and Leftover students of III/V/VII Semester for Regular and SOL shall begin from 21.03.2022, as notified vide notification dated 14.02.2022. The final date sheets have already been released on 21.02.2022 and are available on the University website.
  3. For Ex-students, Essential Repeaters and for those students applying for improvement of their performance in case of Non Collegiate Women Education Board (NCWEB) semester mode only. i) The Ex-students shall follow the respective date sheets as per their semester of examinations.
  4. The Third year students who have been awarded ER (Essential Repeat) in their mark sheets shall re-appear for the same as per the date sheet, along with the V Semester Examinations.
  5. The students who are in the second year (III Semester) can appear for improvement in the papers of I Semester only and the students who are in the second year (V Semester) can appear for improvement in the papers of III Semester only.

4. All students must ensure that their examination forms for the respective courses have already been filled and they are appearing in the paper mentioned in the confirmed admit cards.

5. The Admit Cards shall be available on the University Website before the commencement of examination. The students shall download/print the same and produce whenever required by the College/University. Students must ensure that the
information printed on the admit card is correct (like, Enrollment no, name in Hindi etc) as this information will be used for the printing of degrees. If there is any mistake students must get it corrected through their college/Department.

6. The students should remain in contact with their College/Institute and visit the University & College/Institute website regularly. The College/Institute may use official e-mail/update College website/SMS services/Messaging Apps like WhatsApp etc. for sending important information to the students.

7. Each College/Institute shall upload the mobile numbers and email ID of the Nodal Officer/s on the College/Institute website under intimation to the University in which students can contact, in the case of any query during the examination days.

8. On first page, the students shall write the following details (providing any other personal information like email ID, Mobile No and Name of the College will be treated as unfair means and action will be taken as per University rules):

Guidelines for Open Book Examinations (OBE) - Semester Examinations March/April- 2022-DU
  1. Date and time of examination (DD/MM/YYYY, HRS:Min):
  2. Examination Roll Number:
  3. Name of the Program i.e. B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. etc:
  4. Semester/Year:
  5. Unique Paper Code (UPC):
  6. Title of the Paper:

9. The duration of the Examination shall be 4 hours. Out of which 3 hours shall be given to the students for answering the questions, and the remaining one hour shall be utilized for downloading the question papers, scanning the answer sheet in the PDF/JPEG
format and uploading the scanned PDF/JPEG of answer sheets on the Portal.

The duration of the Examination shall be 6 hours for the students belonging to the Divyaang (PwBD)

IMPORTANT

In case of poor internet connectivity/any unforeseen technical glitches etc., the students are advised to submit his/her script beyond the specified time period (3 hr for writing the exam + 1 hr for downloading and uploading the script), students can submit the scripts on online portal with documentary evidence for which 60 min additional time will be given. If problem persists students can submit the scripts by email to the Nodal Officer of the
college/department (maximum time limit for email submission is 30 minutes). However, all such cases (email submission and delayed submission after 3+1 hr) will be examined by the Review Committee, and these answer sheets shall be evaluated based on the decision of the Review Committee. Students may note that all such delayed submission beyond 3+1 hr may cause delay in the declaration of result.

For the PwD students the time of submission will be (4 hr for writing the exam + 1 hr for downloading and uploading the script), students can submit the scripts on online portal with documentary evidence for which 60 min additional time will be given, or they can submit the scripts by email and email ID will be specified in due course of time.

It is to mention that the time of submission of answer sheets shall be recorded by the system. The delayed submissions of answer sheet with exact time of submission shall be sent to Review Committee.

Guidelines for Open Book Examinations (OBE) - Semester Examinations March/April- 2022-DU

10. Students must submit an undertaking of not using any unfair means, by pressing the button provided on the portal before uploading the scanned PDF/JPEG of answer sheets. The proforma for the said undertaking shall be made available to the students on the portal from where the question papers are downloaded by the students.

Nodal Officers Contact University Of Delhi

11. Students should appear in the examination as per the option filled in the examination form for the mode of examination i.e. “Physical Mode (From the College)” OR “Remote Mode (From Home)” by using ICT based facilities. Those who have opted the option of writing exam by Physical mode (College), will have the choice of writing it through Remote Mode (Home) but not the vice-versa. The College will provide necessary infrastructure in compliance with the MHA, UGC guidelines in view of COVID-19.

Instructions for the students opting the Remote Mode (Home):

Guidelines for Open Book Examinations (OBE) - Semester Examinations March/April- 2022-DU
  1. The students may write the examination from any part of the country of his/her convenience.
  2. Students shall require laptop/desktop/mobile phone/any other appropriate device with adequate internet connectivity for accessing University Portal, downloading question paper and uploading of answer sheets on the University Portal.
  3. Students should scan the answer sheet question wise and upload the respective PDF/JPEG file on the OBE portal, the file size of each answer should be within the 7 MB limit. Only PDF/JPEG format without any password will be accepted.
  4. A system generated acknowledgement will be sent to the student’s registered e-mail after submission of the answers sheets on the portal.
  5. The students who had opted for Remote Mode (Home) shall not be permitted to appear through Physical Mode (College).

Instructions for the students opting the Physical Mode (College):

Guidelines for Open Book Examinations (OBE) - Semester Examinations March/April- 2022-DU
  1. (The students shall require writing the examination at their respective Colleges/Institute according to the seating plan prescribed by the College/ Institute.
  2. The students shall be provided all the ICT facilities including computer by the College/Institute for downloading question paper, scanning of answer sheets and uploading of answer sheets on the OBE Portal.
  3. The students shall bring the A4 Size Papers for writing the answers.
  4. The students who have opted Physical Mode (College) may appear in Remote Mode (Home) if he/she desires.

Note: Answer Sheets submitted other than the OBE Portal shall not be entertained under any circumstances.

12. Please follow the steps for the submission of answer script as mentioned on the OBE portal

Regular and NCWEB – https://obe.uod.ac.in
School of Open Learning – https://solobe.uod.ac.in

13. The access/view of question papers on the OBE Portal shall be made available as per the respective date sheets notified by the examination branch.

Note:

The Notifications available on the official website of University of Delhi i.e. www.du.ac.in shall only be considered authentic for all purposes.

The above guidelines are valid only for Regular and School of Open Learning (SOL) Students of I Semester (students admitted in 2021) and students of
{I/III/V Semester (students Admitted in 2019, 2020 & 2021), Essential Repeaters of I/III Semester, improvement cases and ex-students} of Non Collegiate Women Education Board (NCWEB) and second phase examinations of left over students of III/V/VII Semester for regular and SOL for all undergraduate (UG) Programs of all streams.

Further, all concerned are hereby advised to visit the official website of the University of Delhi i.e. www.du.ac.in regularly for updates related to examinations.

How to View Examination Roll Number

The examination roll numbers for all eligible students have been generated and now visible on their Dashboard under Examination – > Registration History -> View (Green Button at the right) https://slc.uod.ac.in/index.php/site/login

Timing Of Exans

Guidelines for Open Book Examinations (OBE) - Semester Examinations March/April- 2022-DU

The timings of the exams are

  1. All Honours Courses – 9:30 AM
  2. All Programs – 2:30 PM
  3. Generic Elective :- 2:30 PM
  4. AECC :- 2:30 PM
  5. BA Program – 2:30 PM

OBE PORTAL LINK

https://obe.uod.ac.in/index.php/site/login

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