ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Role of Chance in Objective Type Competitive Examinations

The format of multiple choice examinations is used to determine rankings in competitive examinations in various higher education institutions. A statistical experiment based on actual multiple choice question papers reveals the preponderance of chance in determining rankings based on performance. With so much of "chance" determining performance, it is questionable if multiple choice-based competitive examinations provide a good measure of the intellectual abilities of students.

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