HEC Announces Decision On Exams In Pakistan


The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has observed the worries raised by understudies of certain colleges that their assessments ought to be directed on the web. 

The fears of understudies were investigated cautiously in meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of the multitude of areas and locales, keeping in view the challenges achieved by the pandemic and opening of colleges from February 01, 2021. 

In this strategy, HEC previously permitted colleges to utilize their attentiveness to direct tests, either nearby or on the web, as long as the picked mode gives a reasonable evaluation of understudies’ presentation. Colleges should check out their “test preparation,” i.e., innovative availability, administrative limit, and the declared arrangement, and pick the most ideal method of appraisal. 

HEC Guidance on Assessment and Examinations is accessible at the accompanying connection. 

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The online tests either can be utilized if the colleges direct ‘Open Book Exams’ or set up an invigilation framework in a regulated climate. In this mode, colleges will likewise need to utilize ‘Turnitin’ to check the closeness record with the Web and the appropriate responses of different understudies. Further, a viva/oral test might be incorporated into the evaluation where essential. 

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Nearby tests can be utilized uniquely under severe consistence with all COVID-19 wellbeing and security conventions. Colleges may likewise need to coordinate make-up classes for about fourteen days, on the off chance that understudies believe the course inclusion to be inadequate. Appraisal of all courses requiring psychomotor abilities, for example, medication, designing, subjects including lab/studio work, should be hung nearby. 

All understudies in a solitary course will be inspected in a similar mode, i.e., either on the web or nearby. 

Since March 2020, HEC has been persistently observing the pandemic circumstance and facilitated with the colleges to limit scholarly disturbance and proceed with online training with quality protections. The HEC Guidance on Online Readiness and Assessments and Examinations are accessible on the HEC site and give the necessities and least guidelines to be seen by colleges.


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