[AI] Examinations

Asudani, Rajesh rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in
Wed Sep 8 00:47:40 EDT 2010

Well, braillers, what about evaluation?
Do you want papers of VI to be valued by VI only, or would you insist valuers to learn Braille?

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From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Amit Bhatt
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [AI] Examinations

Well I too would not deny the fact that there is no better option than
writing the exams on our own using the Assistive Technology or Computer. But
if we want to use it just because some of the candidates are taking the help
from their Writers, then use of Computer also seems to be futile and
helpless to stop the cheating in the examination since Computer will be very
useful to correct the spelling mistakes specially for those who are not that
good in English spellings while writing a subjective Paper.
I think currently the main theme of our on going discussion is "Criteria and
eligibility of Scribe," not about the Candidate whether he or she is
honestly answering the papers or not. so better if we do not deviate from
the original topic and do not discuss about cheating and copying in the
exam. Otherwise this will be a endless debate and our motive of preparing
the correct guidelines on Scribe eligibility will not be fulfilled, however,
the problem of cheating will be remained there unless the Invigilator is
very active. I would again say that how can you stop the sighted applicants
who copy in the exam? So what my purpose is to say that doing swindle during
the examinations is not our problem but the problem lies on the part of
Invigilator and related authority who conduct the examination.
As far as taking the Exams through Braille is concerned, the idea is good
but then I would again say the time needs to be extended for writing the
exams since practically writing Braille takes more energy as compare to use
the pen and Braille cannot be faster than the print in writing in case of
use of simple Braille-Slate. Yes, brailor can indeed be a very useful tool
to overcome with the problem of speed but, now question is raised about how
to arrange the Brailor, who would afford for those who cannot buy it and
there are many such problems involved in the use of Brail script during the
examination. So better if we continue with the use of Scribe.


Amit Bhatt

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