On Demand Examination (both for Existing learner and New Learner)


ACADEMIC

National Institute of Open Schooling has been working on the concept of On-Demand Examination (ODE) at Secondary Level since 2003 in the area of its feasibility and operationalisation. The novel concept of ODE is a great step in the direction of flexibility to the open and distance learning. This will make the total system of examination independent of the time frame and will help the student to take up the examinations as per their wish and preparation. The basic concept of On Demand Examination is that NIOS Student can walk into the examination center as and when he/she feel ready for the examination. NIOS re-introduced the ODES at Secondary level in 2005. With the success of ODE at Secondary level, NIOS started the On-Demand Examination in Sr.Secondary also from October 2007. At present, ODES is being conducted at NIOS HQ at NOIDA and at its Regional Centres/Sub Centres of NIOS in the following subjects at Secondary and Sr.Secondary level.

  • Secondary : Hindi (201), English (202), Sanskrit (209), Mathematics (211), Science & Technology (212), Social Science (213), Economics 214), Business studies (215), Home Science (216), Data Entry Operations (229),  Psychology (222), Indian Culture & Heritage (223) & Painting (225).


  • Sr. Seconadry : Hindi (301), English (302), Sanskrit (309), Mathematics (311), Physics (312), Chemistry (313), Biology (314), History (315), Geography (316), Political Sc. (317), Economics (318), Business Studies (319), Accountancy (320), Home Science (321), Psychology (328) ,Sociology (331), Painting (332),Environmental Science (333), Data entry Operations (336) and Introduction to Law (338).


  • Medium of Question Paper : The Question Paper will be in English and Hindi Medium Only, However the Regional Medium Candidates want to appear through the On Demand Examination will have a choice of Answering the Question Paper in the respective Regional Medium and no Regional Medium Question Paper will be provided in On Demand Examination.

The Features

A set of Question Paper is generated randomly by the computer out of already developed Question Bank based on the blue print and paper design of the subject as and when demanded. All such generated Question Papers are different with same difficulty level. For this a huge database of items based on the blue print and question paper design has been developed A number of items having comparable difficulty level are developed for each activated/marked cells of the blue print. These questions covered in the item bank test learning objectives under knowledge, understanding, application and skill competencies of a Student. For identification, all these items are given a code indicating the subject, the content area to which the item belong, the objective being tested, the type of question, the marks allocated to the item and the serial number of the item.

Advantages

The advantages of ODES can be stated as follows:

  • Allows the Student to get assessed when he/ she is ready. Readiness depends on the Student and not on the institution.
  • Attempts to remove the stress of appearing in examination(s), whether for all subjects or in one subject at a fixed time and schedule.
  • Attempts to remove the threat of failure in examination.
  • Removes frustration, loss of self esteem, peer group ridicule, depression etc.
  • Knowledge of results is almost immediate and success, even in one subject, is a strong motivating factor.
  • Degree and level of performance is decided by the Student who can reappear in the examination as many times as one wants, till satisfied.
  • # Malpractices will be reduced, as it is a system where the tools for evaluation are unique to an individual Student. Every question paper for each Student is different having comparable difficulty level.
  • Respects the individuality and sovereignty of each Student.