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In keeping with the spirit of the recommendations of the Expert Committee to continuously monitor the performance and improve

the rigour of examinations, the University has been progressively upgrading systems of student assessment, one of them being the introduction of Descriptive-type questions at the term-end examinations. Given the scale of student participation and variety of examinations including choice of the vernacular as a medium of examination, the University is happy to announce the following format of examination, commencing examinations to be held in April 2013. All students pursuing different programs with SMU DE are hereby informed that descriptive questions, which are already a part of the assessment of Arts & Humanities, will now feature in all the term-end examinations to be conducted from April 2013. The pattern of question papers are presented hereunder along with the existing structure of question papers for the information of students. Sd/ Director SMU-DDE

QUESTION PAPER PATTERN

A. For Department of Vocational studies, Arts & Humanities, Management Studies and Information Technology.

Existing
 For question papers of BA and MA (History, Political Science) courses: Multiple Choice Questions Credits 2 4 1 Mark 20 40 2 Marks 11 20 4 Marks 4 10 Descriptive 4 Marks 3 5 Total Marks 70 140 Duration (Hours) 1 2

For question papers of all the remaining courses: Credits 2 3 4 Multiple Choice Questions 1 Mark 2 Marks 4 Marks 20 11 7 40 20 15 40 20 15 Total Marks 70 140 140 Duration (hours) 1 2 2

but having an assessment component with practical examinations Existing Credits 2 3 4 5 Multiple Choice Questions 1 Mark 20 30 40 50 2 Marks 10 15 20 25 Descriptive 10 Marks 2 3 4 5 Total Marks 50 75 100 125 Duration (Hours) 1 1 1 1. For Subjects of DHC(Department of Health Care) New Regulation courses.BSc( HIA). BSc( MLT) and BSc(MIT) students admitted from February 2007) without an assessment component on practical examinations Existing Credits 2 3 4 5 Multiple Choice Questions 1 Mark 40 60 80 80 2 Marks 20 30 40 60 Total Marks 80 120 160 200 Duration (Hours) 1 2 2.5 3 Revised Credits 2 3 4 5 Multiple Choice Questions 1 Mark 2 Marks 30 15 40 25 60 30 70 40 Descriptive 10 Marks 2 3 4 5 Total Marks 80 120 160 200 Duration (Hours) 1 2 2.5 .5 3 C. For the same set of subjects as mentioned above under point B.Revised Multiple Choice Questions Credits 2 3 4 1 Mark 20 50 50 2 Marks 15 25 25 Descriptive 10 Marks 2 4 4 Total Marks 70 140 140 Duration (Hours) 1 2 2 B.

in case it is a Computer. For other programs under Department of Health Care (BSc BT. c.g.based Test (CBT). in case it is a Tablet -based Test (TBT). MSc BI) Existing Multiple Choice Questions Credits 1 Mark 2 4 20 40 2 Marks 11 20 4 Marks 7 15 Total Marks 70 140 Duration (Hours) 1 2 Revised Multiple Choice Questions Credits 1 Mark 2 4 20 50 2 Marks 15 25 10 Marks 2 4 Descriptive Total Marks 70 140 Duration (Hours) 1 2 N. . the answers are to be typed onto the computer provided for the purpose.B: There will not be any change in the pattern of QPs for programs where only resitting students are continuing their Program e. The same is detailed hereunder: a. BSc(MM). MBA(IT) MBA(BPO) etc. the answers are to be typed onto the’ tablet’ using an external keyboard provided for the purpose. MSc BT.based Test (PBT). b.Revised Credits 2 3 4 5 Multiple Choice Questions 1 Mark 2 Marks 20 10 25 15 40 20 55 25 Descriptive 10 Marks 1 2 2 2 Total marks 50 75 100 125 Duration (Hours) 1 1 1. MSc CRRA. BSc(AIT). However.5 2 D. answers for descriptive questions may be marked at appropriate places depending on mode of examinations. Answers for multiple choice questions (MCQ) will continue to be marked the same way as it is being done presently. the answers are to be written in the answer sheets provided for the purpose. in case it is a Pen. BPT.