Semarang – Diponegoro University is still holding Online Independent Exam of Prospective Undergraduate Students until July 2nd 2021. From the observation until the final session of the third day on today, Wednesday (26/6/2021), the exam went smoothly.

In one day there are 3 sessions of online exam. According to the regulations, supervisors and examinees are required to open Zoom application approximately one hour before the exam is started. This is done to prepare for the exam in the form of giving tutorials, reading the rules and checking the preparation. Before the exam begins, participants are asked to show the condition of the room taken place for exam. This is done to ensure that participants do the exam themselves. The supervisors also check the data of participants to ensure the suitability of the participants’ names and faces.

Here are some things that participants should not do in order to avoid violations during the exam, including:

  1. Joining late on Zoom application
  2. Cannot log in because lack of paying attention to the participant number when logging in
  3. Not willing to show ID card
  4. Performing suspicious movements such as mouth movements, eye movements and other body movements
  5. Too much moving around during exams
  6. Not willing to turn on camera

Even though supervision is carried out by online, the supervisors really pay attention to the examinees during the exam. During the supervision, supervisors can also interact if there are examinees have difficulty. For some violations committed by examinees such as not willing to show identity cards, making suspicious movements, the supervisors have the right to reprimand. A warning will be given up to 3 times for participants and they have to show their identity cards to continue the exam. Likewise, if a participant is seen making suspicious movements, the supervisor has the right to give a warning up to 3 times for the participant to continue the exam. As for participants who take a walk during the exam and are not willing to turn on the camera during the exam, the supervisor can remove the participant from Zoom application because the participant has been reminded and read the exam rules before the exam starts. It is mandatory for the participants to turn on the camera during the exam and prohibited from leaving Zoom application during the exam. Moreover, if it is found that jockeying and other cheating acts are done, the participant can be removed from Zoom application and fromthe list of examinees.

The online exam is the first online Independent Exam held in 2021. In its implementation, this year’s online exam uses the CAT (Computer Assisted Test) application designed by Diponegoro University IT team under the direction of Vice Rector III for Communication and Business Undip Dwi Cahyo Utomo, SE., MA., Ph.D. By using this CAT application, participants can work on questions from their respective domiciles. The implementation process is monitored by Undip IT team. If there are technical problems, Undip IT team will immediately handle them. “Although this exam is supervised online, strict supervision is carried out by our supervisors,” said Dwi. He advised the participants of Undip Independent Exam to follow the rules, such as:

  1. Turning on the camera during the exam
  2. Not leaving Zoom application during exam
  3. Prohibition of jockeying, dishonest acts, and committing other frauds
  4. Doing exam questions based on time allocation
  5. Making sure the wifi network or internet quota is sufficient for doing the online exam

Undip Online Independent Exam of Prospective Undergraduate Students will last for 10 days. Every day there are 3 exam sessions and supervised online by supervisors considering it is still a pandemic. One supervisor is in charge of supervising 20 examinees. The online exam is closely monitored by officers, so participants are required to turn on the video to be monitored by supervisors.

It is hoped that by complying with the rules, participants can concentrate more in working on exam questions. (Utami-PR)

Translated by: Titis (Public Relations)