APPEARING IN B.PHARMACY EXAMINATION ( SESSIONAL/ SEMESTER END/ YEAR END FINAL EXAMINATION) : AN ART OR SCIENCE?

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ABOUT AUTHORS
BALVINDER SINGH1*, PAWAN JALWAL 1, VIKASH KUMAR RUHIL 2, NEHA MINOCHA1
1.Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, Baba Mastnath University, Asthal Bohar, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2. P.D.M. College of Pharmacy, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India
balvindersinghpharmaco@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
B.Pharmacy course is one of the leading professional courses in India. Two types of examinations are prevalent in B.Pharmacy course. One is the sessional examinations for internal evaluation. Second is the semester end/year end examination. Each examination has its own importance. The student should be well prepared for appearing in the examination. Appearing in the B.Pharm. Examination is not only merely science but it requires amalgamation of science and art.

Reference Id: PHARMATUTOR-ART-2537

PharmaTutor (Print-ISSN: 2394 - 6679; e-ISSN: 2347 - 7881)

Volume 5, Issue 8

Received On: 22/06/2017; Accepted On: 15/07/2017; Published On: 01/08/2017

How to cite this article: Singh B, Jalwal P, Ruhil VK, Minocha N;Appearing in B.Pharmacy Examination (Sessional/ Semester End/ Year End Final Examination): An Art or Science?; PharmaTutor; 2017; 5(8);12-14

INTRODUCTION
B.Pharmacy course is one of the leading professional courses in India. B.Pharmacy course  work is divided in 4 years duration. In many universities semester system is active, whereas in other universities yearly system is running. From this academic year, 2017-2018, Pharmacy Council of India made the semester system mandatory.   There is a saying that even GOD is afraid of appearing in the examination. We are just human beings. The students of B.Pharmacy are young human beings in their teens. So the examination system of B.Pharmacy is to be clearly understood.

Two types of examinations are prevalent in B.Pharmacy course. One is the sessional examinations for internal evaluation. Second is the semester end/year end examination. Each subject has maximum 100/50/25 marks. As per Pharmacy Council of India, previously 20 marks are there for sesssionals or internal assessment and 80 marks are there for final examinations. Presently, Pharmacy Council of India has changed the rules. Now, currently 25/15/10 marks are there for sessionals or internal assessment and 75/35/15 marks are there for final examination.

For each subject, two sessional examinations are to be taken in a semester or year. The average marks of best or top marks in two sessionals, will be considered for final internal assessment of that subject of the B.Pharmacy student. This exercise will be repeated for all the subjects.

 

Normally the students are not serious for this sessional/ internal assessment. They think that they will secure passing marks in final or main examination. But later on, when they failed in a particular subject, they realize that they failed due to poor scoring in sessional examination. It is just like in a cricket match 4’s and 6’s (sixer) play good role in winning the match, but role of single and double runs can’t be denied / ignored. Similarly every run or every marks of sessional examination matters.

The number of questions depends on the duration of examination. In 1hour sessional examination, normally six questions are asked. Out of these six questions, the student has to attempt four questions. In a 3hour duration final examination, normally nine to thirteen questions are asked and a student has to attempt six to ten questions.
Now let us come to the main point of discussion of topic of this paper that how a B.Pharmacy student should appear in the sessional and semester end/year-end final examination.

There are three stages for appearing in a B.Pharmacy examination. They are as follows:
(i)  Pre-Examination Preparations,
(ii) How to appear in B.Pharmacy Examination?
(iii)  Post-Examination Preparation for next Examination.

(i) Pre-Examination Preparations :
(a) Date-Sheet: Whenever there is an examination, whether it is sessional or final examination, college/ university authorities comes out with a date-sheet. The student should note down from notice board or download from university website and put up the date-sheet at a prominent place in the house or hostel. It is essential so as to prepare and appear for the right paper on right date.
(b) Proper Sleep: The B.Pharmacy student should take proper sound sleep in the night before the examination day. This rest will enhance the capability of the student for performance in the examination.
(c) Proper Diet: The student should take light, easily digestible food and plenty of fluid diet. The spicy, oily diet should be avoided. While going for appearing in the examination, the student should not go empty stomach. This will make the student weak and deprived of energy for actively appearing in the examination.
(d) Roll No.: The student should not forget to carry the roll number, while going to appear in the examination.  
(e) Identity Card: The student should carry identity card, issued by the college, so that in case of any need, the credentials of the student can be proved.
(f) Geometry Box: The student should carry two blue pens, one black pen, pencil, eraser, sharpner and other stationery items as per the requirement of the examination.
(g) Calculator: As per the instructions, the student can carry the calculator. In some examinations simple calculator is allowed and scientific calculators are not allowed.
(h) Mobile Phone: Do not carry mobile phone as they are not allowed and prohibited in most of the examinations hall. If the student kept in bags outside the examination hall, there are chances of stealing.
(i) Paper Board: In some examination halls, paper board is allowed, so as to provide solid support while writing the answer sheets.
(j) College Uniform: The students of those colleges, where proper uniform is implemented, are supposed to wear college uniform. Otherwise it is not a major issue.
(k) Reach the Examination Hall Before-Time: The student should reach the examination hall well before time, at least half an hour before commencement of the paper. If the student is late, the performance of the student in examination will be affected.

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