Examination Rules

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Pattern of Evaluation

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

(a) Continuous Evaluation; and

(b) 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 the one hand, and  Mid- Term examination on the other. In each course, every credit carries 20 marks, of which 10 marks is for continuous evaluation (five marks for classroom assessment and five marks mid-term examination) and 10 marks for the End-Term Examination. The pattern is as follows:

Sl. No.


5 Credit


4 Credit


3 Credit


2 Credit



Continuous Evaluation (50%)

a) Internal Evaluation (25%)

b) Mid-Term Examination (25%)

25 20 15 10
25 20 15 10
2. End-Term Examination (50%) 50 40 30 20
  Total 100 80 60 40

Continuous Evaluation

Subject-wise Continuous Evaluation will be undertaken by concerned faculty member. While mode of evaluation is decided by the faculty member concerned with the subject, normally it consists of three to five activities, which can comprise 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 scripts not being valued. Another mode of continuous evaluation consists 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 inability to attend is due to reasons considered genuine by the Controller of Examinations in consultations with the Director.

End-Term Examination

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 for 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 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 a student is unable to appear for the necessary number of Papers due to any other reason, he/she has to obtain prior permission of the Director.
  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 cancellation of admission.

Eligibility for appearance at the end-Term examinations

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

  1. Should have at least 75% of attendance in all the courses put together;
  2. Should have at least 70% of attendance in each course/subject;
  3. Should not have any disciplinary proceedings pending against him/her;
  4. Should have no pending dues.

Malpractice and Corresponding Punishment

All the students are warned not to resort to any kind of Malpractice during the examination. The following are the details of actions  to be initiated in case of malpractice.

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.
2 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.
3 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 the same is repeated, student will be dismissed from the program
4 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.
5 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.
6 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 in malpractice are not eligible for award of Scholarships and scholarships if they are awarded in the previous Terms, the same will be recovered.