Delhi University Open Book Examination 2020 guidelines for PG Students released, check details here

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Delhi University Open Book Examination 2020 guidelines for PG Students released, check details here

Delhi University released the Open Book Exams, OBE guidelines and policies for final semester students for all PG programmes for tutorial session 2019-20. The University clearly stated that the authorities cannot conduct the examinations through conventional methods and this is often why the varsity plans to travel ahead with the ‘open book exam’.

An official notification during this regard is released on the official website of Delhi University stating, “Guidelines/policies related with the conduct of Open Book Examinations (OBE) remotely for final semester/term/year students for all PG programmes including students registered with NCWEB and SOL for PG courses insight of the COVID-19 pandemic as a one-time measure for the tutorial session 2019-20.”

DU OBE Guidelines for PG Students


The OBE don't entirely require the web platform and need only limited access to internet and hardware for downloading the question papers before the commencement of examination and for uploading the solution sheets after completion of the examination.


The examinations of ultimate semester/term/year shall begin as per the datesheet notified separately by the respective departments, centre and school for all PG programmes in regular mode as registered with the departments also as for those registered with NCWEB and faculty of Open Learning. No separate information shall be sent to the students by the examination branch during this regard.


In case of any query or inconsistency within the datesheets, the students are advised to contact their respective department, centre and school because the case could also be through e-mode with none delay.


Students who have appeared for the OBE and need to enhance their grades shall even be given chance to enhance their grades as per the cycle of semester during a year i.e. papers listed for odd semester are often attempted in January 2021 and for even semester in May/June 2021 as per applicable syllabus and scheme of examinations supported the schedule/datesheet notified for the aim 
All students should also make sure that their examination forms for the respective courses have already been filled.

The admission tickets for the students of PG programmes for the tutorial session 2019-20 shall be available on the examination portal from 10 June, 2020 onwards. The students can download an equivalent from the link provided on the University website. For any difficulty, the students may send their queries to edpcellexam@gmail.com.


The students should remain in touch with their department. Besides using the official e-mail and SMS services, messaging apps like WhatsApp can also be adopted by the department for sending important information to the students as per requirement.

DU Guidelines for college kids who cannot appear for the exams


Students who wouldn't be ready to appear for the open book exams thanks to any valid reason would get another chance to seem for the traditional mode of examinations as and when this situation improves.

The traditional mode of examinations in such case if required shall be conducted after the publication of results of OBE. Dates for filling within the examination forms for the overlooked students are going to be notified probably by the start of September 2020.

DU guidelines for NCWEB and SOL students are going to be released by June 5, 2020. The candidates are advised to follow the official website du.ac.in for updates.