Examination Rules

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Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad is one of the few autonomous PGDM institutions in the state of Telangana which was established in 1964 under OU, with initially catering the needs of state and central public sector enterprise by offering consultancy and executive education in the Management. Presently runs 6 PGDM and one MBA (Public Enterprises) programmes leading to PGDM and MBA degrees. With the approval from Executive Committee of the Institute, the methodology for examination and evaluation of the PGDM programmes run by the Institute is as under. Board of Examination is constituted as follows:

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Examination rules are formulated to systematically evaluate the student’s progress in the programme based on AICTE and AIU guidelines. The evaluation consists of the following two components:

  1. Continuous Evaluation

  2. End-Term Examination

Continuous Evaluation carries 50% of the total marks allotted to a subject, and the other 50% being assigned to the Term-end examination. The 50% marks assigned to continuous evaluation is distributed equally between the continuous classroom assessment on one hand, and the mid- Term examination on the other. In each course, every credit carries 20 marks, of which 10 marks for continuous evaluation (five marks for class room assessment and five marks mid-term examination) and 10 marks for the End-Term Examination. The pattern is as follows:

Sl. No. Evaluation 5 Credit
4 Credit
3 Credit
2 Credit
1. Continuous Evaluation (50%)
a) Internal Evaluation (25%)
b) Mid-Term Examination (25%)
25 Marks 20 Marks 15 Marks 10 Marks
25 Marks 20 Marks 15 Marks 10 Marks
2. End-Term Examination (50%) 50 Marks 40 Marks 30 Marks 20 Marks
Total Marks 100 Marks 80 Marks 60 Marks 40 Marks
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Subject-wise Continuous Evaluation will be undertaken by the concerned faculty member. While the mode of evaluation is decided by the faculty member concerned with the subject, normally it consists of three to four activities, which can be comprising of class participation, case analysis and presentation, assignments, tutorials, slip tests (announced/ unannounced), quizzes, attendance, etc. or any combination of these. The students are expected to submit their answer scripts/reports of internal assessments within the stipulated time. Failure to do so may result in the scripts not being valued. Another mode of continuous evaluation consists of a mid-term written examination, which is compulsory for all the students. Mid-Term examination shall be conducted in the middle of the Term and the dates for such examination would be announced in advance by the Course Coordinators. The duration for mid-term examination is one hour. No second chance will be given to those who fail to appear for any of the above evaluations, except in case of those whose inability to attend is due to reasons considered genuine by the Controller of Examinations in consultations with the Director.

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The end-Term examination carries 50% of the marks assigned to a subject. End-Term examination will be of 3 hours duration in case of 5 credit course, 2 1/2 hours for 4 credit course and 2 hours in case of 3 and 2 credit courses. The Controller of Examinations will conduct these examinations. Paper setting and evaluation will be done by the external examiners to an extent of 50% of the evaluation process. These examinations will be conducted as per a schedule which will be notified in advance. Backlog exams will be conducted once in a year along with III/VI term examinations only.

Appearance at the end-Term examination is mandatory, and no exemption can be granted except in the following cases;

  1. A student can absent himself for less than 50% of the examinations scheduled for that Term, subject to the condition that he/she has passed all the examinations of the preceding Terms. Alternatively, he/she is allowed to carry backlogs upto 50% of all the courses – past and present. In either case, the student concerned has to obtain the prior permission of the Director, through course coordinator before abstaining from same.

  2. If exemption from attending for the examinations is outstanding on medical grounds, a certificate from the Medical Board, constituted by the Director, has to be produced before the commencement of the examinations. The Director will then take a final decision on the recommendation of the Medical Board.

  3. If for any other reason, a student is unable to appear for the necessary number of Papers, he/she has to obtain the prior permission of the Director for doing so.

  4. However, in no case is a total absence from the end-Term examination is permitted. Failure to comply with the above rules shall lead to admission being cancelled.

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To be able to appear for the end-Term examinations, a student has to comply with the following:

  1. Should have put in at least 75% of attendance in all the courses put together;

  2. Should have put in at least 70% of attendance in each course;

  3. Should not have any disciplinary proceedings pending against him/her;

  4. Should have no pending dues.

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1. To pass a course, a student has to:

  1. obtain a minimum of 50% in the end-Term examination in each subject.

  2. score at least 50% of the combined marks of both continuous evaluation and end-Term examinations in each subject; and

  3. secure at least 60% of marks in aggregate.

The above rules of promotion do not apply to non-credit courses, where grades are awarded. However, he/she has to obtain c grade for pass.

2. There is no detention at the end of the First and second Term examinations. However, a student will be detained in the third Term if he/she fails to pass at least 50% of the courses/credits in the first, second and third Terms put together.

3. Project Work is part of the IV Trimester, will be assessed as per the following scheme:

(i) Project Proposal, Field Work and Analysis           ……. 50% marks

(ii) Final Report and Viva                                           ……  50% marks

Item (i) above will be assessed by the Project Supervisor, while item (ii) will be assessed by the three faculty committee. A student will have to secure at least 60% in the project reports to be eligible to pass the examination.

4. In case, there shall be a Comprehensive Viva-Voce/Seminars in each Tremister. The Comprehensive Viva-Voce will be conducted by a Committee consisting of the Course Coordinator and two senior faculty members. The Comprehensive Viva-Voce is aimed to assess the student’s understanding in various subjects he/she studied during that Term. There are no internal marks for the Comprehensive Viva-Voce. Credits for the CVV will be decided by the Course Coordinators in consultation with the dean and the director.

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If any non-credit course offered to PGDM, the normal examination procedure to be followed, the marks obtained by a candidate will be translated into Grade on the basis of a 4-point scale as follows:

  1. 75% and above ‘A+’ Grade

  2. 65% and above, but less than 75% ‘A’ Grade

  3. 60% and above, but less than 65% ‘B+’ Grade

  4. Less than 60% ‘B’ Grade B

A student, who obtains Grade, is eligible for inclusion of the same in final marks memo.

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  1. To be eligible for the award of Distinction or scholarship, or Gold Medal or any other Prize (if any), a student must pass each of the Term examinations (mid & end) including comprehensive viva voce in a single attempt. Additionally, he/she must appear for these examinations along with the regular batches and not in the back-log examinations.

  2. To eligible to be awarded a First Division, a student of any PG Programme is required to pass all the courses in the sixth Term examination in ONE attempt, irrespective of the number of attempts he/she made to pass the courses of the earlier Terms.

  3. For the award of a Division the total marks scored by a candidate in all the Terms comprising the Diploma Courses are taken into reckoning. In case of non-credit courses (if any), for which Grades are awarded, a pass Grade is compulsory.

  4. The award of Division is as follows:

(a) First Division with Distinction                  75% marks and above

(b) First Division                                            Less than 75% but not less than 65% of marks

(c) Second Division                                        Less than 65% but not less than 60%

(d) Unsuccessful (Fail)                                   Less than 60%

(e) Pass Division                                             Those who could not pass all subjects with the VI
term exams.

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If a student loses his/her mark sheets and want get them in duplicate, he/she should apply to the COE along with the requisite fees. (in case of Diploma certificate No trace certificate from the Police and an affidavit in a prescribed format need to be submitted).

Fee for duplicate individual memo for each Term/backlog exam                   Rs. 400.00

Fee for issuance consolidate marks memo /duplicate                                     Rs.1000.00

Fee for issuance of Certificate (in case loss of P G Diploma Certificate)*    Rs.1000.00

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The schedule of end Term examinations, which will contain the details regarding dates, time, duration of each examination, will be notified in advance.

(a) Students should be present in the examination hall at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start of examination. If a student is late by 5 minutes to the scheduled time he/she must obtain written permission from the Chief Superintendent of examination i.e., Dean or Dy Dean or in his/her absence the Controller of Examinations. In no case they will be permitted in the examination hall if he/she is late by 20 minutes to the scheduled time. They will not leave the examination hall before half-an-hour of the closure time.

(b) Students are expected to carry themselves with pens, pencils, ruler, and non-scientific calculator (if permitted). Borrowing of any materials such as calculators, pens, pencils, rulers etc. is strictly prohibited in the examination hall. Students must not carry any written materials along with them to the examination hall or refer to any material pertaining to the examination, outside the examination hall during the scheduled time of examination.

(c) The students are not expected to communicate in any form with anyone else in the examination hall. Passing and receiving or seeing papers of others or copying from others during the examination is strictly prohibited. A student who willfully assists will be considered as guilty as the student who receives it.

(d) Students must observe strict decorum expected of any model examinee and should follow the instructions given from time to time by the invigilator. No student will take the answer book out of the examination hall. After the examination, the student is responsible for handing over the answer book to the invigilator

(e) Violation of examination norms will be treated as a serious offence and may result in expulsion in extreme cases. The student will be asked to leave examination hall if the student behaviour is pre-judicial to smooth and fair conduct of examination.

(f) In case of any complaint from the invigilator regarding a detected malpractice, the Malpractice Committee consisting of the Controller of Examinations, the Dean and the Course Coordinator concerned with the course in which the malpractice is detected, recommend suitable penalty for the same. The recommendations of this committee will be submitted to the Director for his final decision.

(g) If there is any grievance related to the examination they should bring it to the notice of the COE in writing on the same day. If a particular student has any grievance about the marks awarded he/she shall apply to the COE within one week of the announcement of the marks in writing. Fee for recounting is Rs.300 per subject and for re-evaluation is Rs.1,000 per subject. If there is a difference while recounting/re-evaluation, the marks will be changed accordingly.

(h) Those students who have not put in the specified attendance will not be allowed to write examinations. However, such students will be given a chance to write their examinations as backlog on payment of prescribed examination fees. Such of those students not having the required percentage of attendance in I and II trimesters will be allowed to write those examinations after III trimester examinations as backlogs and those with less attendance in III trimester will be allowed to write them as backlogs which will be scheduled during summer vacation. Those who fall short of attendance in IV and V trimesters will take their examinations after the VI term examinations as backlogs. Fee for backlog exams is Rs.500/per subject at present.

(i)  Every student will have to complete all the course requirements within a period of 4 academic years from the date of his/her original admission. This period shall not be extended under any circumstances. If a candidate fails to do so, he/she will have to take admission afresh, fulfilling all the requirements for admission prevalent at that point of time.

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All the students are warned not to resort to any kind of Malpractice during the examinations and following are the details of actions if involved in malpractice


S.No Malpractice Punishment

Attempt to appeal to the examiner /

evaluator for a favor

Cancel the examination in that particular subject if done for the first time. Cancel all the examinations in that term if repeated at any point of time, during the course of the programme, including in backlog examinations.


Misbehaviour in the examination hall reported by the examiner / Insubordinate behaviour

Cancel all the examinations of that Term and debar for the next one/ two Terms, as decided by the board of examinations.


Possession of material whether relating to the examination or not/writing on the desk, any part of the body, scale, hand kerchief, calculator, ID card, hall ticket, chunni, etc

Cancel the examination in that particular subject and debar for the rest of the exams of that Term, if any. If repeated, student will be dismissed from the program


Any form of helping others in copying or getting help from others in the examination hall in any form.

Cancel the examination in that particular subject of all candidates involved i.e., those seeking help and those providing it, if done for the first time. If repeated for the second time, cancel all the written examinations in that Term. If repeated for a third time, it will entail dismissal from the programme.


Violent behaviour in the examination hall

Cancel all the examinations in that Term and debar for the remaining part of the academic year. The candidate must seek a re-admission into that Term next year.


Possession of Cell phones, smartwatches and any other electronic gadgets which can store data.

Cancel the examination in that particular subject and cell phone will be confiscated. If repeated, Cancel all the examinations of that Term and debar for the next one/ two Terms as decided by the committee

Above rules apply to all examinations.


All those indicted/involved are not eligible for award of Scholarships and scholarships if awarded in the previous Terms will be recovered.

The Board of Examinations may identify and recognize as such any other type of malpractice noticed during the evaluation process and recommend suitable penalty for the same. The Board will have the discretion to decide on the appropriate penalty as deemed fit based on the written report from the concerned invigilator.

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In case of any punishment, a student may prefer an appeal to the Controller of Examinations. The BOE may appoint a committee to enquire into individual cases. A committee so appointed will submit its report to the Director and Controller of Examinations. The decision of the Director is final and no appeal lies against it.