Anna University to conduct open book exams

Chennai: Anna University has announced that the April/May 2021 theory end-semester exams for all even semesters will be an Open Book Type for UG and PG students of the vasity’s four campuses including College of Engineering, Guindy and Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet.

The university has said that this will not be applicable for final-semester students.

A circular said that the students will be allowed to refer to course material in physical form as well as on the web. However, group discussions will be considered a malpractice, the university added.

The circular said that the decision was taken as a one-time measure in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The university had earlier conducted a 60-minute online proctored test with multiple choice based questions. According to the new format, the question paper will have Part A that will comprise five two-mark questions and Part B which will include five eight-mark questions.

One question will be asked from each of the five units and there will be no choices for the Part B section. Students can use a maximum of 12 pages for writing the answers. They have to scan and upload answer sheets after completing the exam.
The exams will be conducted for a total of 50 marks and will be for 90 minutes. For the final year students, the end semester exams will be conducted in a multiple choice-based questions pattern as it was conducted earlier. The final year students need to appear for exams immediately so the university will conduct MCQ type exams.