Examination

Rules

EXAMINATION SCHEME

The academic performance of students is adjudged by the aggregate of continuous mid Semester Evaluation (MSE) and the End Semester Exam ination (ESE).

  • The weightage of End Semester Examination (ESE) to Mid Semester Evaluation (MSE) of all courses except B.Arch/M.Arch/TDL/Soft-Skills courses is 60% to 40%.
  • The weightage of End Semester Examination (ESE) to Mid Semester Evaluation (MSE) of TDL and Soft-Skills courses is 40% to 60%.
  • The weightage of End Semester Examination (ESE) to Mid Semester Evaluation (MSE) of B.Arch./M.Arch.courses is 50% to 50% as per COA guidelines.

 

COMPONENTS OF MID SEMESTER EVALUATION

1.For a course of 100 marks containing only Theory Component

 

Mid Term Examination Quiz(s)/ Presentation (s) Assignment(s) Attendance Faculty Assessment Total
15 10 5 5 5 40

2. For a course of 100 marks containing only Lab Component

 

Mid Term Examination Lab Work Assignment(s)/ Quiz (s) Attendance Faculty Assessment Total
15 10 5 5 5 40

3.For a course of 100 marks containing both theory and Lab Component:

 

MID SEMESTER EVALUATION (40) – Theory (25 Marks) + Lab (15 Marks)

Theory (25)

Mid Term Examination Quiz(s)/ Presentation (s) Assignment(s) Attendance Faculty Assessment Total
10 7 3 2.5 2.5 25

Lab (15)

Mid Term Examination Lab Assessment/Lab Work Total
10 5 15

END SEMESTER EXAMINATION (60)

Theory (35) Lab (25)

 

GRADING SYSTEM

The level of student’s academic performance as the aggregate of continuous evaluation and final examination shall be reflected by letter grades on a four point scale according to the connotation as per table given below:

 

Grade Qualitative Meaning Grade Point Attached
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Average 2
D Borderline 1
F Fail 0

 

The range of marks for “A” grade shall be the upper limit of “B” grade to 100%. The range of marks for “C” grade shall be from 50% to lower limit of “B” grade. The lower limit of “D” Grade will be 40%.

The 4-point Grading Scale is applicable to the students enrolled in 2012, 2013 and 2014 Batch whereas from the session 2015-2016 onwards, students enrolled in various programmes offered by the University will be graded under absolute 10-point Grading Scheme as given below:

 

Grade Range Grade Point Attached
O >=95 10
A+ >=85 9
A >=75 8
B+ >=70 7
B >=60 6
C >=50 5
D >=40 4
F <40 0
AB —– 0

 

PASSING CRITERIA

A student has to fulfill the following conditions to pass any academic programme except B. Arch/M.Arch of the University:

  • A student should earn minimum “D” grade in all courses separately. However, he/she can improve his/her grade (“D” grade onwards) by re-appearing.
  • To pass a course, student must obtain 40% marks in the aggregate of Mid Semester Evaluation (MSE) & End Semester Examination (ESE). In order to pass a particular course, student must appear in the Final examination irrespective of the marks obtained in the Mid Semester Evaluation.
  • For successful completion of a programme, the student should secure a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0(applicable to 2012, 2013 and 2014 Batch)/5.0 (applicable to 2015 Batch onwards) at the end of final year of the Programme.

For courses of B.Arch, a student has to fulfill the following conditions:

  • To pass a course, student must obtain 50% marks in the aggregate of Mid Semester Evaluation (MSE) & End Semester Examination (ESE) subject to the condition that he/she must have obtained a minimum of 50% in the Mid Semester Evaluation (MSE). Students who have not secured minimum of 50% in the Mid Semester Evaluation (MSE) will not be allowed to appear in the End Semester Examination (ESE).
  • For successful completion of a programme, the student should secure a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 (applicable to 2012, 2013 and 2014 Batch)/5.0 (applicable to 2015 Batch onwards) at the end of final year of the Programme.

 PROMOTION TO NEXT SEMESTER/YEAR

  • The minimum period required for completion of a programme shall be as specified in the Scheme of Teaching and Examination and Syllabi for concerned programme and approved by the Academic Council on the recommendations of the Board of Studies.
  • The maximum number of years within which a student must pass the credit requirements for award of a degree is as follows:
    1. For B.Arch.= n+2 years
    2. Other courses upto 2 years duration = n+1 years
    3. for >=3 years courses = n+2 years

    The maximum permissible period includes, academic break, if availed by the student.

  • The promotion rules for any programme except B.Arch./M.Arch. will be as under:
    1. The students will not be debarred from going to the 2nd year, irrespective of their result of the 1st year.
    2. They will be promoted to 3rd year only if at least 60% of the courses prescribed in the 1st year (excluding TDL & Soft Skills) are clear.
    3. Similarly, the condition for promotion to 4th year and 5th year will be clearing of minimum of 60% courses in 2nd year and 3rd year respectively.
    4. Finally the candidates will become eligible to earn the degree only if they fulfill the passing criteria.
  • The promotion rules for B.Arch programme are as follows.
    1. The 5 year Bachelor’s Degree Course in Architecture may be conducted in two stages.
    2. The First stage of the course shall be the first 3 academic years of 6 semesters (each of approximately 18 working weeks) of institutional academic studies. The First stage shall be completed within 5 years of admission to the B.Arch Course.
    3. This implies that the first stage should be cleared in all respect to be eligible to be promoted to the second stage, and the maximum duration to do so is in 5 years.

RE-APPEARING

There is a provision for re-appearing in the examination (without attending the course-work again) for a course. Re-appearing in examination will be in following cases:

  1. A student who fails to meet passing criteria in a course shall be eligible to re-appear in the examination of such course as and when scheduled, with a view to improve the performance.
  2. A student who fails to appear in the examination shall be eligible to subsequently re-appear in the examination when scheduled for next batch of students.
  3. The latest result obtained by the student in re-appear courses is considered as final and same will be considered for calculating his/her SGPA and CGPA.
  4. In case, a student re-appears in the next session, permission to re-appear in Internal Exams will be granted to improve to only those students who have secured less than 40% marks in the Internals.
  5. A student who has to re-appear in End Semester Examination in terms of provisions made above shall be examined as per the syllabus in the Scheme of Teaching applicable at the time of his/her joining the concerned programme. However, in cases where only some minor modifications have been made in the syllabus of the course(s) and the HOI of the concerned Institution/Institution so certifies, the examination may be held in accordance with the revised syllabus.

 

IMPROVEMENT OF SCORE

  •   If a student has poor performance in number of courses in a particular term, he may at his option, take only one academic break for one year, and re-register for both the semesters of that academic year in the next academic year on payment of prescribed fee.  Such a student may have the option of repeating any or all the courses in the semester(s) and retain the credits already earned by him in other course(s).
  •   A student shall be allowed to improve his SGPA and CGPA by re-appearing in the Examination(s) in the Courses of his choice when these examinations are held in normal schedule in which case his Mid Semester Evaluation (MSE) shall be carried forward. However, permission will not be granted to improve internal assessment. The best of the marks obtained in that subject(s) shall be taken into consideration for calculating the SGPA and CGPA and eligibility for award of a degree.
  •     A student, who has fails to meet the passing criteria, have the option to re-appear in the Final Examination (End Semester Examination) of those courses in which he/she desires to improve his/her performance in order to secure the minimum CGPA, when these examinations are scheduled for next batch of students.
  •  Improvement in the score of courses completed by a student prior to his lateral entry in the University shall not be allowed.

 

RE-CHECKING/RE-EVALUATION OFANSWER BOOKS OF END SEMESTER EXAMINATION

  1. Student is entitled to ask for re-checking or re-evaluation of any of his/her paper(s) on the payment of prescribed fee within 15 days from the declaration of the result.
  2. If the re-evaluated/ re-checked marks are less than the earlier obtained marks, the same less marks will be treated as final.

DISCIPLINARY CONTROL OF STUDENTS IN EXAMINATIONS 

  1. The student shall maintain proper discipline and orderly conduct during the examinations. They shall not make use of any unfair or dishonest means or indulge in disorderly conduct in the examinations.
  2. No student will be allowed to appear in the Examination unless he/she is carrying his/her ID card during Mid Term and End Term Examination.All the students reappearing in  End Term Examination will be allowed with the valid admit card.
  3. If a student is found in possession of written/printed matter related to the subject of examination on anything (such as mobile phone, piece of paper or cloth, scribbling pad etc.), other than the answer book, any other response sheet specifically provided by the University to the candidate, it will be treated as act of unfair means and such cases will be forwarded to Unfair Means Committee.
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