[AI] Examinations

BHAWANI SHANKAR VERMA bsvermadurg at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 09:01:10 EDT 2010


one universal guidelines should be framed to possess writer/scribe. the 
guideline must be mandatory for all the exam conducting authorities.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: [AI] Examinations


> 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?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> 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.
>
> Regards,
>
> Amit Bhatt
>
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