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Gauhati University OTBE 2021 (Mock Test) – GU Open Text Book Examination

Gauhati University OTBE 2021 (Mock Test):

Gauhati University (GU) has going to conduct all the pending examinations in online mode through Open Text Book Examination (OBTE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Assam. Now, what is OTBE? On this page, we have discussed the Gauhati University (GU) Open Text Book Examination (OTBE) or Open Book Examination (OBE). The university will open a Mock Test Portal (MTP) to familiarise the students with the online Open Text Book Examination (OTBE) process.

GU OTBE 2021

What is an Open Text Book Examination (OTBE) ?

The Open Text Book Examination (OTBE) or Open Book Examination (OBE) is an examination, where a student is allowed to consult books (or study materials) while writing the answers. For all other aspects, the OTBE or OBE is simialr to a traditional examination. It will also have a limited time schedule within which the student needs to write the answers and submit the answer script.

At present, this OTBE (or OBE) will be held online.

Salient Features of Gauhati University OTBE 2021:

1. The examinations in this session will be an OTBE which will be held online.

ONLY Theory Part of the examination will held now. Details about Practical Examinations will be notified later. Besides, the duration of various examninations will be published with the respective examination schedules.

2. There WILL NOT be any offline OR physical facility during the whole process of examination. All processes including downloading of question papers and uploading of answer scripts will ONLY be available in the online mode.

3. All students have to equip themselves with proper equipment with sufficient network connectivity bandwidth and data pack so as to comfortably complete the OTBE within the stipulated time. It is extrenmely imortant to note that the university will NOT entertain any complaint in this regard.

4. The university will provide a Practice Examination Session for the students to rehearse the entire procedure before the actual examination starts.

Gauhati University OTBE Exam Procedure:

Following are the steps which a student will need to follow in order to appear in the OTBE. The detailed date and respective online links will be published in due course of time.

Prior to the OTBE:

• The student will need to update his / her mobile number through the IUMS .
• The student is advised to visit the Practice OTBE portal for a rehearsal of the whole process.

On the day of the OTBE:

1. The student will need to login to the examination portal using certain credentials.

2. The student then downloads the respective question paper on his / her device.

3. The student needs to write the answers using a pen on A4 sheets (for details please see this page) of paper (please also see the limitations on size of the scanned answer sheets to be uploaded).

4. The student then scans the answer sheets and convert the scanned pages to a PDF (Portable Document Format) file using advised procedure (see below to know how).

5. At the end of the examination, the students upload the the scanned PDF file(s) to the examination portal.

The upload facility open after half an hour of the commencement of the examination and will remain open up to one hour after the end of the examination.

Question Paper for GU OTBE 2021:

• The marks for a question paper for OTBE-2021 will be 70% of the equivalent respective offline or physical question paper (or traditional). For example, if otherwise a question paper has a total marks of 100, the respective question paper for OTBE-2021 will be held for 70 marks.

• However, it  is important to note that the question paper will cover full syllabus of the subject.

• During the OTBE-2021, in a question paper, there will be some questions, to answer which the student will require proper understanding of the subject.

How to Prepare GU OTBE 2021 Answer Script ?

This is undoubtedly the most important part of the examination and require you to have a meticulous planning. For your reference, we have prepared a template file containing the sample front page and other pages, which you can download and printout to be used as your answer script in this page.

1. All answers MUST be handwritten by the examinee on white & blank A4 sheets of paper.

2.The first page of the answer scripts MUST contain the following:

  • Subject Name and Subject Code
  • Registration No
  • Roll No
  • Paper Code

3.All the pages MUST contain page numbers.

Upload Limits of GU OTBE Exam Answer Scripts:

1. At the end of the examination, the student will need to scan the hand written pages of the answer script and convert it to a single PDF file using an appropriate app (as advised).

2. The maximum limits of the resultant PDF file, which is to be uploaded, is 5.0 MB.

3. Once a student uploads the PDF file, the upload will be closed for that examination and the student will NOT be able to upload it again.

Therefore, it is extremely important that the student practices beforehand so as to have a smooth uploading experience.

About GU OTBE Mock Test 2021:

The university will open a Mock Test Portal (MTP) to familiarise the students to the online Open Text Book Examination (OTBE) process.

The Mock Test Portal (MTP) will be open for different streams on different days (prior to the actual examination) and will typically open for a couple of days, depending on the number of examinee in the streams.

How will the OTBE Mock Test be Conducted?

1. The schedule of test for various streams and subject will be published.

2. A student is supposed to login to the MTP on the day for that particular stream or subject with the credentials (as per requirements given in the MTP).

The Mock Test portal will be open from 08:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours on a day and a student can login anytime during this period. They can also login multiple times to see if the process is satisfactory if they face some difficulty in one login session.

3. Upon login to the MTP, the student will be required to download a document (NOT a  Question Paper), the process of which will be same as downloading the actual question paper. This document consists of lists of the instructions a student needs to follow during this mock exercise.

4. After which the student will be asked to upload a sample scanned PDF file of maximum size 5.0MB.

5. The Mock Test concludes once both the downloading and uploading process is completed.

6. The student will get exactly same environment as the MTP in theor actual examination. 

Important Instructions of GU OTBE Mock Test:

1. Please record the time that was required to download the document (instruction paper) during Mock Test.

2. After downloading, please prepare some handwritten documents not less than 10 (ten) A4 size pages.

3. You can either write on these sheets of paper or you may use already written any documents.

4. Now scan these as per instructions given in https://web.gauhati.ac.in/otbe/scan and convert these pages to a single uploadable PDF file.

5. While scanning and converting to PDF, ensure that your CONVERTED DOCUMENTS is in black and white format only irrespective of the colour of the original document you scanned. Coloured documents will occupy more space than required.

6. Check the size of the file. It should be around 2.0 MB and at the most it should never be more than 5.0 MB.

7. If you have found that you failed to limit it to 5.0 MB, verify entire process of your scanning and conversion to PDF.

9. Keep in mind the time frame as given in the SoP and in the OTBE Portal of Gauhati University (https://web.gauhati.ac.in/otbe/limits).

10. Please note how long it took to upload your document.

11. Please do not forget to submit the Feedback Form available at https://web.gauhati.ac.in/otbe/mock/feedback at the end of your exercise.

Important Links

GU 5th Semester Admit Card: Click Here

BSc & BCom 5th Semester Mock TestClick Here

BA 5th Semester Mock TestClick Here

Mock Test Portal: Click Here
Mock Test Instruction: Click Here

Mock Test Schedules: Click Here

GU Sample Answer Script: Click Here
Guidelines and Instructions: Click Here

PDF Scanning Apps: Click Here

Gauhati University Exam Routine: Click Here

Official Website: https://gauhati.ac.in/


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