Published: 22nd January 2021
At least 73% cheat during online exams while 7% UG students copy word-to-word, finds new survey
Learning Spiral's survey found that the major hurdle faced during online exams is cheating. They used advanced technologies to minimise the rate
Learning Spiral, one of India's leading online examination solution provider, in a recent survey found that 73 per cent of students cheat during online examinations. However, it also stated that with advanced technological methods like remote proctoring, secure browsing, remote candidate authentication, data encryption during transit and more, the cheating rate can be brought down to a mere 13 per cent.
The survey showed that 36 per cent undergraduate and 24 per cent of graduate students are the ones who paraphrase from the internet without footnoting. While 38 per cent undergraduate and 25 per cent of graduate students are the ones who paraphrase from books without footnoting. It also found that 7 per cent of undergraduate and four per cent of graduate students are the ones who copy nearly word to word without citation.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all the sectors in an unexpected way. Amongst all, one of the most affected sectors was the education sector. The transformation in the educational sector was seen quickly enough but the subject of conducting assessments was tricky. There is still a lot of confusion in conducting exams and tests in the new environment. Some colleges and universities have postponed the exams, while some conducted them digitally.
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