ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles by Ayesha Kidwai and Nivedita MenonSubscribe to Ayesha Kidwai and Nivedita Menon

Does the MCQ Format Work For Social Sciences and Humanities Entrance Examinations?

This article outlines the problems with online entrance examinations in multiple choice format for the social sciences and humanities, drawing on the experience of Jawaharlal Nehru University. The objections are both academic and logistical, but there are also concerns about security, the possibility of manipulation of results, and the enormous financial cost involved. The commitment to social justice is also deeply compromised by the shift to online entrance exams.
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