EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION
Examination can be taken each semester basis and scripts evaluation time will be taken 2-3 months long. Results will be published via GEPEA Website and notify to the respective student via E-mail.
GEPEA EUROPE, maintains several type of Examination & Answer Scripts evaluation process which are as follows:
1 TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT (TMA) – TMA BY LEARNERS TO GEPEA EXAM OFFICE/ COURSE TUTOR.
QUESTIONAIRRE TYPE: The exams type in distance education are conducted online and generally includes 1. CASE STUDIES/STUDY ASSIGNMENTS, 2. Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA), 3. Short Essay/Report writing, 4. Short or Long Response Questions 5. MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions).
2. OPEN BOOK EXAM (OBE): An “open book examination or OBE is that in which students are allowed to refer to either class notes and summaries or a “memory aid”, textbooks, or other approved material while answering questions.
Note: “Open–book exams are not always an easy option. Answering the questions well requires more than just copying information straight from texts. For example, having access to a textbook can stop you from giving a wrong answer if you can’t remember a fact or formula, but just getting that fact correct won’t get you good marks”. But don’t fear to give the correct and best answer according to your knowledge. The passing rate/percentage is higher for those who are answering in the scripts rather than non-answering students. So, we encourage our students to write something appropriate according to the best of your knowledge & understanding in the answer scripts rather than keeping blanks. For example, CPA Australia, University of Oxford, UK (Hilary Term Exams, Trinity Term Exams) takes open book exams.
Apart from email and messages or GEPEA website platforms, GEPEA will use apps like WhatsApp, Skype, etc. to send information. As per pre-schedule students will get access to question papers, GEPEA will email or WhatsApp or Skype It, while students will two hours to answer the paper and they will have one hour for downloading question papers and uploading the answer sheet via online medium. So, total of three hours’ time will be allocated. Students are allowed to refer to either class notes and summaries or a “memory aid”, textbooks, or other approved material while answering questions. Note that, students may use Ball point pen, pencil, Calculator etc. as tools to deliver their answers during examination.
HOW ARE EXAMS CONDUCTED IN DISTANCE LEARNING?
In general, all distance learning institutes conduct internal exams and external exams. Some of the marks are also occupied by assignments that students submit via email or Live Video or LMS (Learning Management System). The students can give internal examinations from any particular location. However, examination centers are allotted for external exams.
3. WHAT IS APEL?
“APEL is the accreditation of prior experiential learning, that is, the award of credit for learning based on prior experience — from work, community or volunteer experience, Lifelong learning — which has not previously been assessed and/or awarded credit by any academic institution or college or University”.
COURSE CREDIT OR COURSE EXEMPTION: ” If you have previous studies or professional experience that is relevant to your current academic program, you can request to receive course credit or an exemption based on your prior learning. Course credit (also known as status) can be granted as either specified (where the prior learning is considered equivalent to a specific GEPEA course) or unspecified (where the prior learning is not considered equivalent to a specific GEPEA course). Unspecified credit may be approved to count towards a major or minor, or towards the elective component of a program.”
COURSE EXEMPTIONS: “An exemption may be granted for a course, rather than credit if you can demonstrate that you have learned and understand the content of that course through previous study or professional experience. Course exemptions are usually only granted for compulsory courses and those which form a prerequisite for other courses.”
4. THESIS/DISSERTATION SUBMISSION: All Ph.D., Masters, Bachelor Degree /Honors, Diploma Students are needed to be submitted Thesis or Dissertation due to qualify in the examination for their desired degree. Thesis/Dissertation submission is compulsory. For details, please contact with Secretary/ Director Academic office.
Diploma Course Total Credit Hours: Generally a Diploma Program holds 30 to 70 credit hours to complete the Diploma course. Each course consists of three (3) credit hours.
Graduate/Undergraduate/Honors/Diploma Program Total Credit Hours: Typically, in order to undergraduate with a degree, universities expect students to complete: Minimum 120-130 credit hours for a Bachelor’s degree.
Master Degree Program Total Credit Hours: In order to graduate (post graduate/ master) with a degree, universities expect students to complete: Minimum 40-60 credit hours for a Master’s degree.
PhD Program Total Credit Hours: Most Ph. D. programs require the full 120 hours, while professional doctorates can require as few as 60 – 70 hours. PhD Thesis/Dissertation requires minimum of 50 Credit points.
All the programs offer the flexibility for you to choose or customize your Course either Diploma or Undergraduate, Master or PhD.
|NON-NUMERICAL GRADE||GPA VALUE||DEFINITION|
|R||1||Restricted pass #|
|COURSES||CREDIT VALUE OF THE COURSE||GRADE||GRADE POINT VALUE||GRADE POINT X COURSE CREDIT||POINTS ACHIEVED|
|MGMT100||15 points||A-||7||7 points x 15 credits||105|
|GEOG205||15 points||C+||3||3 points x 15 credits||45|
|LAWS203||30 points||A+||9||9 points x 30 credits||270|
|LAWS206||30 points||B-||4||4 points x 30 credits||120|
|TOTAL CREDIT VALUE FOR THE COURSES STUDIED
|TOTAL GRADE POINT ACHIEVED
|TOTAL GRADE POINTS DIVIDED BY TOTAL CREDIT VALUE||AVERAGE GRADE POINTS|
|90||540||540/90||6 or B+|