Mumbai: The Mumbai University had allegedly set a question paper based on the old pattern for several final-year students of the Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) course. The students who attempted the exam on Monday were in for a shock when they realized that the outdated question paper carried no multiple choice questions (MCQ).
The students realised that their college had set a wrong question paper after they consulted their friends from other colleges who attempted the same exam with a different question paper pattern. The new paper pattern comprised of objective type questions for 15 marks in the 75-mark paper, which is 20 per cent of the questions. The rest of the questions had more choices, unlike the old paper pattern attempted by the students of Mumbai University.
The exam undertook by the BMS students on Monday was the first Semester V paper on logistics and supply chain management. The repeaters’ exam was also scheduled on the same day and the students attempted the wrong paper.
According to a report, a teacher from a suburban college alleged that the University uploaded two question papers on Monday. While the exam attempted by the repeaters was based on an old paper pattern with code 31263, the other question paper had the new pattern with the code 58053. Confusion arose as both the question papers carried the same subject text without mentioning if the paper is meant for regular students or repeaters.
So far, only Oriental (Andheri) and Rizvi (Bandra) colleges have written to the university’s examination section about the goof-up in the paper pattern. However, colleges such as R J Thakur in Thane, St Andrew’s in Bandra and DG Ruparel in Matunga had also distributed the old pattern question paper.
An official university spokesperson reportedly said that a decision will be taken in the interests of the students after a discussion with the dean and the board of studies members.
News Credit: India