[AI] Exam - writer guidelines

Kartik Sawhney sawhney.kartik at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 07:08:46 EDT 2010


You're absolutely right about it. Therefore, alternate questions will
be the best alternative.

On 9/3/10, techy fox <techy.fox at sify.com> wrote:
> as per my knowledge tactile  cannot be produce of
> 3d digital cerkits and object modeling     graphs, because   tactile
> daigrams can be possible with 2d  cerkits  and if we  make the single
> layer  object modeling  graph  on tactile, that will big like a 60 by
> 90 inches  chart of a simple project.   .
> as per MCA and b.tech  slaybus  in exams mostly questions  are base on
> multi level modeling graphs .
>
>
> On 9/3/10, Srinivasu Chakravarthula <srinivasu at srinivasu.org> wrote:
>> I will write my opinions later today. But I just want to share a view
>> from Apoorv's email. He said authorities should provide alternate
>> questions instead graphs, maps etc. Why should we need that? Instead,
>> why can't we ask them to provide the same in accessible formats like
>> Tactile? In today's technology era, is it not possible? Of course,
>> same must be taught at school level itself.
>>
>> On 9/2/10, Kulkarni, Apoorv <apoorvkulkarni at kpmg.com> wrote:
>>> Dear Kanchan Mam,
>>> I second Rajesh sir's recommendations and am of an opinion that their
>>> incorporation in the guidelines would be of immense benefit. In addition
>>> to them, I would like to recommend the following provisions:
>>> 1. there should be no restriction on the writer being from the same
>>> stream (arts, commerce or science) or taking the same course (CA, MBA,
>>> BSC etc.) as the VI. In fact, if some how the guideline acknowledges the
>>> benefits of having a writer from the same stream or course and is
>>> expressly supportive of the same, the VI would have an important legal
>>> document in their arsenal.
>>> 2. An expressed provision allowing a writer to be elder to the candidate
>>> provided the writer is not eligible to take the same exam at the given
>>> time would be helpful.
>>> 3. The guidelines may allow the school and colleges to allow  an over
>>> qualified writer for internal exams only. To avoid a possibility of any
>>> malpractice the school and college authorities may be advised to appoint
>>> proper supervisors.
>>> 4. The examination authorities should be required to provide alternative
>>> theory questions for questions like maps, graphs etc requiring use  of
>>> eyesight. Further, the candidate should have an option to attempt either
>>> of the alternatives and should be given full credit for the same.
>>> 5. The candidate should have a right to demand the question paper in an
>>> accessible format like braille or enlarged font or, soft copy in format
>>> of choice like Microsoft word etc. Also the candidate should have a
>>> liberty to answer the questions in the way comfortable like self written
>>> with the help of a reader, written with the help of a writer, written
>>> with the help of compatible computers etc. Where a candidate wishes to
>>> use a computer to answer the questions, it must be ensure that the
>>> computer is able to host the necessary softwares, is not prone to
>>> crashing or hanging and is of good speed. As many of us may have
>>> softwares with a single machine license, the candidate should be allowed
>>> to use his/her own machine like laptop or desktop. To avoid any
>>> malpractice, the authorities should make appropriate arrangements for
>>> supervision.
>>> 6. It would be great if the guidelines allow at least half of minute of
>>> extra time for every 1 minute of the regular exam duration i.e. 50%
>>> extra time. At a minimum, this should be implemented for practical
>>> subjects like accounts. Very frankly, I think for practical subjects a
>>> VI with severe disability should be allowed 2/3rds extra time i.e. 2
>>> hours for a 3 hour paper as many of these exams certainly require the
>>> same. Additionally, this would help in cases where the writer and the
>>> candidate may for whatever reasons are actually meeting for the first
>>> time in an exam hall and have never had an earlier opportunity of
>>> practicing.
>>> 7. All exam authorities should be required to display the complete
>>> writer guidelines. Preferably, the home page of the websites if any
>>> should have a direct link with a standard nomenclature to the said
>>> guidelines.
>>> 8. The permission for allowing a writer may be disclosed on website
>>> along with the admission card for major exams like standard 10th, 12th,
>>> graduation, CAT etc.
>>> 9. The authorities should be required to disclose the procedure for
>>> requesting a change in writer along with the required documentation and
>>> name and all contact details of the concerned person. Further, in cases
>>> of major exams like the boards, graduation, CA MBA etc, there should be
>>> at least two centrally designated authorities who may be approached in
>>> case of any difficulty like harassment at the examination centre. Their
>>> full contact details including mobile number and email id should be
>>> disclosed on the websites of the examination authorities and should be
>>> replicated in the permission letter.
>>> 10. The guidelines should clearly mandate that no authority can impose
>>> additional restrictions than those envisaged in the said guidelines.
>>> To conclude, I am of an opinion that supervision should be used as a
>>> tool for preventing and detecting any malpractice. Needless or avoidable
>>> restrictions should not be resorted to as an easy solution for the same.
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Apoorv Kulkarni
>>> Mob: 9833423344
>>>
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>>
>> Best regards,
>>
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