Through google blogsearch I came to this post from Abyi and he seems to be mystified. Let me share it with you.
“The exams started with a bang just after 3 months, little time for us to prepare. Exams were cool, but one thing went wrong & I m glad it did. I was appearing for my QT paper, which was followed by another important paper in afternoon on the same day. My roll no in class was 02. I was sitting very near to the platform where the papers were submitted. I managed to finish my paper before time, & when I wanted to submit my paper I called the Instructor to collect the paper. He asked me to leave it at the desk near the platform. I was thinking about by next paper & so by mistake I put my answer sheet in my bag & put the question paper on the Platform, a mistake that could get me into trouble.
Later in the evening when I reached home & opened my bag I found the answer sheet in my bag, I was stunned for a minute. I just thought the worst could be that I fail in the particular paper & I could repeat it whenever next. I did not communicate this mistake to my college authorities thinking that I would be punished for my act. The fear kept my mouth shut.”
Take a guess what would have happened to this student? Well, if you can guess correctly, you like me know the secret. Abyi goes on to tell us:
“When the results came out later after three months, I scored 63 marks in the paper I Did NOT SUBMIT.”
Now let me tell you how this could have happened because I have seen something similar in my jobs from hell.
I invigilated in an exam at one place and took the copies with me. My room was next to this person who had to grade the copies. So, he casually dropped in and asked if all the students were present. I said yes. And that was the end of the matter. Those copies remained with me forever. In fact, I had them with me for a very long time after I left that job. But the last time we moved I threw them out, now I wish I had not. And the marks were given. How? I guess the teacher gave it on the basis of the impression of the students he had.
So my guess is Abyi’s case, the teacher just looked at the attendance sheet, where Abyi must have signed. Then he never bothered to open the copies and gave random marks on the basis of his/her impression. See, such an easy way to get over with grading.