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 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.

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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