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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

IWT : WTF!!

Imagine a maths exam paper where you don't get maths problems; instead, you get theory questions like "what is maths?"
How would you feel when you've studied all night long... solving the most difficult, trickiest, weirdest problems so that you score the maximum in your exam??? Feel cheated??

 ....Well I've got a similar kind of feeling for today's IWT paper. For those who are not aware of what it is, IWT (Internet and Web Technologies) is a 3 credit subject for Computer Science and IT students studying under BPUT (Biju Patnaik University of Technology).
So how were the questions?
Irrelevant, illogical and some of them even out of syllabus. I can understand when some one sets questions that are irrelevant or illogical... that happens when you get a hangover. But what really irritates me is that when BPUT has got such an exhaustive syllabus (In terms of no. of pages of course material, it can be any where between 500-3000 pages depending on the books you choose to study), why is there a need to set questions outside the syllabus? What was the question on Java for? What.. is BPUT trying to test our patience? Or trying to mock at the students? Well then  people at BPUT should be happy, 'cause at least I've certainly run out of patience and I can't take it any more!!!

And on top of that, as I've said earlier, the question paper had some really irrelevant questions to harass the students. What is the need of setting a question like "On what factors does the overall cost of setting a website depend on?" Before the exams, I thought we were supposed to be having a technical paper. After seeing such questions, I am having second thoughts about it now.

You can't really say that there was any question on programming as such. Just 2 questions, which were in fact part of a long question. So, both the questions won't even add up to 10 marks. Compare it to previous years papers, last year there were programming questions of about 40 marks which is justified. Even the 2 programming questions were like asking you to tell the answer of 2+2 when you've studied complex algebra all night long. Are they kidding?

People always have problems with difficult question papers. Personally, I never really had any problem with difficult questions as long as they were relevant and within the syllabus (even if I am not able to answer them but at least they should be within the course). Preparing such questions spoils the fun of exams. This will certainly demoralize everyone. I mean why should anyone care about studying and prepare for exams when they know that ultimately they'll get questions about topics they had never heard of. I really loved this subject and enjoyed studying it. And that is why it hurts so much when you get such a question paper. I'm feeling completely cheated, dejected, totally let down by BPUT. In fact, BPUT, itself, is putting its credibility as a good University (just University, it was never good) at stake by setting such question papers. God save BPUT!!!
BPUT SUCKS!!!!

4 comments:

only me --BIMAL!!! on December 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM said...

absolutely.....WTF..!!
..BPUT shouldn't set such papers...want to f*** BPUT..

Abid on December 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM said...

@Bimal: Lets do it!! ;)

kamal on December 25, 2010 at 8:22 AM said...

BPUT RE JOIN KARIBA APEKHYA ARTS KI COMM PADHIBA BHALA.
BPUT RA ITI RA QUALITY NANHI KINTU NIJAKU IIT BHABUCHI..........

Abid on December 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM said...

@kamal: you are absolutely right friend!!

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