Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) conducted its first Mock test for the semester exams on April 5.
Several students who were scheduled to take the test did not appear on the campus on Monday due to concerns of smooth conduct of actual exams in the coming days. On Monday, while a total of 1,10,017 candidates were expected to take mock tests, only 68,470 took the test. Of these, 54,107 were graduate students, 12,527 postgraduate and 1,836 PG diploma candidates.
Savitri Phule Pune University’s October-November semester online examinations are scheduled to take place from April 10, which many graduate students would be taking for the first time. To give students some practice and acquaint them with the online format of exams, the SPPU authorities arranged for the mock tests, so that there are fewer glitches on the day of actual exams.
Director of Examinations and Evaluations, Mahesh Kakade, said complaints were received from 350 students, that they didn’t receive the email ID and password for the mock test. He further said “A lot of students have not done the prior registration and many of them complained of not receiving email ID and password, which are needed to log in to the online system to take the test.