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Mumbai University has decided to conduct all the final year UG and PG exams for 50 marks and the duration of the exams will be 1 hour. The decision was reached after a series of meetings conducted on Saturday.

The duration of each exam will be an hour and will carry 50 marks. The paper will be in Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) format. The practical and viva exams will be conducted online by the colleges and all the exams can be given by the students from their home.

Apart from MU, other universities in the state are inclining to follow the lead. All the exams will be Multiple-Choice Question based. The theory exams will be conducted from October 1 to October 17.

While some autonomous colleges are talking to third party service providers, many are considering using Google forms to deliver the test. The university, though, is silent on providing technology centrally. Academicians, meanwhile, have questioned the viability of using objective-based online tests to evaluate students in a certifying exam.

“This will apply to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses that follow the 40:60 pattern. The exams will be of 50 marks, and the university is keen on administering multiple choice questionnaires. The departments, though, are waiting for a circular to appoint a panel for conducting exams and start preparations for formulating question papers,” said a member of the academic council.

Minister of Higher and Technical Education department Uday Samant had earlier said that the universities have been asked to submit their action plan on conducting exams to the government by September 7.

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