The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to promote all first-year and first semester students of the undergraduate courses and postgraduate level students of universities and degree colleges in view of the covid situation in the state.
Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of the state, Dr. Dinesh Sharma made the announcement and said that first-year students who were promoted to the second year last year without exams will have to appear in the exams this year.
The format of exams will be changed. He said that there will be no practical exam and viva will be held online.
The marks obtained in the theory exam will be proportionately awarded in the practical exam.
He added it was being suggested to the universities to make a single question paper comprising questions from all subjects that can also take the form of multiple choices or be OMR (optical marks recorder) based.
He said that barring final semester or final year, marks of students will be awarded either on the basis of their previous year’s results or on the basis of their performance in upcoming examinations.