According to the latest update, the Madhya Pradesh state government ordered state universities and colleges to conduct open-book tests for undergraduate and graduate students. Previously, the state had announced open-book exams for freshmen and sophomores, but now open-book exams would also be conducted for seniors studying at public universities and colleges. The decision was made taking into account the second wave of COVID-19 and the rapid rise in coronavirus infections.
The news that Madhya Pradesh state universities will be asked to conduct open book tests for UG and PG semester exams in 2021 has been confirmed by the state education minister. State Education Minister Mohan Yadav, speaking to reporters, confirmed that there will be no physical exams for colleges and universities, and the state expects the normal routine to be followed in July. Speaking to media representatives, Yadav said: “Amid the increase in COVID cases, there will be open exams for seniors of UG and PG courses, as well as during the first and second exams. There will be no college exam. He added that he expects the normal academic session to resume from July 2021.
Earlier this week, the Madhya Pradesh Department of School Education took several important steps and precautions to keep students safe during the second wave of COVID-19. As part of this, Madhya Pradesh’s 10th and 12th exams in 2021 were postponed to a later date by the government, while the state government also canceled the final 9th and 11th exams for students. This step was taken with the safety and health of the students in mind as a priority.