2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Analysis of content of theory question papers in preliminary examinations and marks obtained by first-year MBBS students in physiology
Author(s): Srabani Bhattacharya, Rucha Wagh, Aniruddha Malgaonkar and Sundaram Kartikeyan
This complete enumeration, cross-sectional comparative record-based study was conducted at a medical college in Maharashtra state, India to analyse the coverage of various topics in Physiology question papers for the preliminary written theory examination and to analyse the patterns of marks scored by the First-year MBBS students during the six-year period of study (2011-2016). Though all the questions belonged to the “must know” category, questions on special senses, central nervous, gastro-intestinal, reproductive, endocrine, and renal systems predominated as compared to that on cardiovascular and respiratory systems, nerve-muscle, blood, body temperature and nutrition. Though female students had higher scores in most batches, the gender differences in mean scores for Batches 2011 (P=0.04) and Batch 2013 (P=0.007) were statistically significant. Though methods, such as, blueprinting are available it is essential that university guidelines are established for distribution of marks to various topics so that consistency can be ensured in every question paper.
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Srabani Bhattacharya, Rucha Wagh, Aniruddha Malgaonkar, Sundaram Kartikeyan. Analysis of content of theory question papers in preliminary examinations and marks obtained by first-year MBBS students in physiology. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):856-858.