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Exam section is responsible for keeping record of all academic performance of each student and conducting internal assessments of each semester. Also, this section publishes the results internal assessment and submits marks to Institute of Engineering (IOE). Moreover, The results of the final exam conducted by IOE are collected and distributed to the students.

The students should contact this section concerning information related to examination such as filling up final examination form, examination routine. In addition, this section is responsible for publishing the schedule of minor project and major (final year) project viva, and laboratory exam in consultation with departments and IOE. The students can collect their TU registration card from this section.

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Useful tips for students appearing in exam

Exams are a form of assessment where you are required to complete a particular academic task or tasks in a limited time, often in a particular place and without assistance from other people and resources. The purpose of exams may vary according to the course, program and type of exam.

Why Exams?

Exams are set to gauge students’ knowledge and understanding of the course that may not be available through other forms of assessment. Exams can test your

  • ability to recall and apply theory
  • knowledge of the content area
  • critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • communication skills
  • ability to work alone and under pressure
  • the authenticity of your work

Before The Exam: Long-Term Planning

Your course syllabus provides the information you need about the assessment component of each course. Check it for the exam format and any details of exam content. Exam preparation should be part of your overall planning for each semester. At the startof each semester it is important to map the assessment tasks in every course, including exams, so that you know what is expected.

You should begin your exam preparation from the first week of lectures. Your lecture notes will be the basis for ongoing learning and then exam revision. Each week take time to check over current topics as well as review previous work.

Useful strategies include:

  • identifying the most important issues in each theme from the course outline, lecture and tutorials, past exam papers
  • developing a list of likely questions on each topic
  • developing question analysis skills
  • talking through the questions and topics with other students

Before The Exam: Final Weeks

The last weeks before the exam can be used to fine tune your understanding of the topics and concepts. Develop an overview of your course by reducing your notes to a summarized version.

Nearer to the exam you will need to:

  • allocate more time to revision
  • write practice answers keeping to the time that will be allowed in the exam
  • confirm the practical details: date, location, starting time, overall length, number and type of questions, likely allocation of marks, exam weighting
  • check with a friend and subject teacher that your writing under exam conditions is clear and legible
  • rearrange work or family commitments that might affect your exam performance

On The Day Of The Exam

On the day of the exam it will help if you are well organized. You will feel more confident if you are well prepared. Check that you have all the equipment and resources that you are allowed in the exam. Eat well and follow your time of arrival at the exam room. Make sure you bring your exam entrance card and student ID card which is also required for identifying you at the venue. In the exam room find your seat as per seat plan and make yourself comfortable whilst you are waiting for instructions.

When you are told to look at your exam paper, use the reading time to:

  • read the instructions carefully
  • note how many questions you must answer, any compulsory questions or sections, and the allocation of marks
  • allocate time for each question
  • if you are allowed to write, jot down ideas or plans for questions

During writing time:

  • analyze questions carefully so that you understand what to do
  • start with questions that you know best – this will boost your confidence
  • monitor your progress so that you don’t go over time on any section of the paper
  • leave time at the end to check your writing

After The Exam

As you can learn from your exam experiences you should

  • review your performance and take note of anything you want to change next time
  • if your performance was disappointing, make time to discuss your exam paper with the subject teacher to find out what you did to lose marks

Best of Luck!