Survey of Medical Students to find out their Choice of Paper Types for Examination
Choice of Paper Types for Examination
Introduction: Researchers have paid little attention to evaluating examination methodologies. Both subjective and objective questionnaires are needed to assess overall knowledge and skill of students. To make the papers student friendly, a survey on students’ choice for question papers is of utmost importance. Subjects and Methods: 122 students were provided with five question paper types having equal marks and given equal time to solve them. At the end of the examination they were asked to grade the paper as per their choice which were tabulated and analyzed. Results: Majority of the students gave the first preference to question paper type V (MCQs). As far as the choice of second best paper type was considered, there was discrepancy among good and mediocre students. The former considered paper type I (long essay type) while the latter selected type IV (write in brief) as the best paper type. Conclusion: To make the examination process, student friendly, paper having three question paper type i.e. MCQs, long essay type and write in brief should be coined.