First Year Testing Procedure

Testing of Semester 1 and 2 (Procedure)

There are two testing levels in BIT courses. During the course, there are learning assignments as learning activities through the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) at http://vle.bit.lk. Final tests are carried out at the end of semester and students must apply them in advance.

Year 1 of BIT degree consists of two semesters, namely semester 1 (from October to March) and semester 2 (from April to August). Semester 1 has 3 regular courses and 3 enhancement courses and they are compulsory for all students. Semester 2 has 4 regular courses. All these courses contain learning assignments as well as final examinations at the end of semester.

Learning Assignments of a Course

There are two learning assignments for each course, called Assignment 1 and Assignment 2. Assignment 1 covers the first half of the syllabus.
Assignment  2 covers the second half of the syllabus. Each of these assignments will consist of 10 MCQs. A student will have three attempts for each of these assignments. The best score will be considered as the mark for the assignment. Marks are calculated as follows in learning assignments.

  • 10 random questions taken from a test bank in the course, covering the relevant sections of the syllabus
  • Question Type: MCQ with single or multiple answers, True/False questions, Matching pairs questions
  • Randomization:
    • The questions are shuffled
    • Choices are also shuffled
  • Each question carries equal marks (10 Marks for correct answer, and negative marks for wrong answers but 0 is the minimum mark for a question)
  • Number of attempts: Limited to 3 attempts; the best score will be selected for the final calculation of the grade.

Note:
The summation of scores of all correct answers in a question should be +10 (plus ten) and the summation of scores of all negative answers should be -10 (minus ten). However, the minimum mark is 0.

No. of Correct choices marked = X ,

No. of Wrong choices marked = Y

Total number of correct answers = Z

if Z ≠ 5 :

Score = Max {[X/Z]*10 + [Y/(5-Z)]*(-10), 0}

if Z = 5 :

Score = X/Z*10

Final mark for the assignments of a course =

40% of Assignment 1 + 60% of Assignment 2

Pass mark for the assignment in a course = 50


Student should obtain at least a pass grade for all the assignments in the Semester 1 and Semester 2 in order to successfully complete the learning assignemnts.

Practice Quiz

Each section in a course page of VLE contains a practice quiz of few key questions with respect to number of hours in the section. It carries no marks for the assignment.

Final Testing of Semester 1 and 2

Final testing is the semester examinations held at the end of each semester. Each course in the year 1 is evaluated using two hour question paper which consists 40 -50 MCQs.

Student must obtain pass grade for the assignments in each course in order to qualify for the diploma in Information Technology. A candidate will be offered DIT (Diploma in Information Technology) if he/she has obtained the GPA of 2.0 of the final testing (semester 1 and 2 examinations) and has successfully completed all learning assignments successfully.

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