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Delhi University’s ‘centenary chance examination’ for college dropouts begins

The “centenary chance examination” for college dropouts to finish their courses at Delhi University (DU) began on Sunday.

D S Rawat, the dean of examinations at DU, said the tests are being held in two shifts and that so far, attendance has been “good.”

Due to DU’s year-long centenary celebrations, which began on May 1, the dropouts have been given this one chance.

“The centenary chance examination has begun. All the arrangements were made carefully and the exams are being conducted smoothly,” Rawat said.

On the exam day, more than 1,850 students are expected to show up. For the examinations, more than 8,560 candidates had submitted applications. On Sunday, the exams would be given in two shifts. Both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Sciences are conducting the exams.

There will be 18 papers up for assessment in each shift, according to Rawat.

The maximum number of papers for examinations administered annually is four, and the maximum number of papers for tests administered semester by semester is eight. It won’t be used for internal evaluation; instead, it will be used for a theory and practical examination.

The exams will take place between October 16 and November 9.

The DU had previously announced in May that students who left college in their final year could sign up for this one opportunity to take the exam and finish their course. The university will conduct further exams in March of the next year.

Source: PTI

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