Paperless Exams Turn a Plus for Students

By in PES University on February 5, 2016

Paperless Exams Turn a Plus for Students – The Economic Times
Some of the city’s top engineering and technology institutes have switched over to computer-based exams to align themselves and students with industry practices.

The latest to join this trend is PES University, where internal assessment examinations for first and third semester students were, for the first time, administered over computers through their intranet. With these computer-based tests, PES hopes to use data on students’ performance in the internal exams and compaare them with how they perform in the end-semester examinations. “We want more Tier-1 and Tier-2 companies to recruit from our campus and they are looking for students with application-based knowledge. That can happen only with objective-type tests,” PES University Pro-Chancellor D. Jawahar said.
These computer-based tests are designed to prod students to focus on application-based learning. “If 75% of a class gets a one-mark question wrong, then the weightage of that question will go up. As they progress through semesters, we can analyse data and know who the top performers are,” he said.
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