Which calculator is allowed for use in Anna University exams? This is the most common doubt among many students. Anna University rules states that
"The use of mathematical instruments while answering the papers in relevant subject is allowed. Such instruments will not be supplied by the University. Only Scientific calculators are allowed. No programmable calculators, cell phones, pagers are allowed"
- The most commonly used CASIO calculators are fx-991MS, fx-991ES, fx-100MS, fx-350MS. All these calculators are non-programmable. So you are free to use the above models.
- Many students get confused with fx-991MS and fx-991ES. The only major difference between the two is that while 991ES supports Matrix operation, 991MS does not. But that does not make it a programmable calculator.
- How to identify a programmable calculator? It allows you to store formula in the memory. A programmable calculator will have buttons like 'IF' 'P1' 'P2' 'P3' etc., Mostly, the model no. of programmable calculators in CASIO will end with the letter P. (Eg: fx-502P)
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