Mumbai University: OMR sheets irritate studentsEditorial Team153|0Last Updated:09:08 am, April 14, 2012
Final-year students from Mumbai University sitting for exams claim that it takes five to seven minutes shade optical mark reader (OMR) answer sheets.
Students have to shade 30 circles with black ink answering questions such as seat number, question paper code, syllabus and language of writing the examination.
Mumbai University had started the practice of distributing OMR answersheets in 2011. The move was supposed to speed up the process of publishing results. The OMR answersheets are supposed to be distributed 10 minutes before the exams begin.
Students, however, find the process irritating and a waste of time. Some were quoted as saying that they found the shading process confusing.
Instead of protesting, some final-year students took to popular social networking site Facebook and posted their concerns by posting a song Why This Gola Bhari Di (Why fill up these circles), a spoof of the popular Tamil song, Why this Kolaveri Di.
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