Examination Rules for BA (Honors) and BCS Students
Each semester is of 18 weeks duration; out of which
16 weeks are reserved for teaching and two weeks for
There are two terms/tests in one semester i.e. Mid
Term Test (8 weeks of teaching +9th Seek for
examination) and Final trm Test (8 weeks of teaching
+ 18th Week for examination).
"Credit Hour" menas teaching a theory class of 01
hour and labratory/practical work of 02 hours or a
field work of once day every week throughout the
A course that is counted in calculation of GPA/CGPA
is called 'Credit Course', while a course that is
mandatory to pass bult is not counted in calculating
GPA/CGPA is called 'Non-Credit Course'.
- Mid Term Marks: 30%
- Final Term: 50%
Midterm Exam Composition
- Duration: 90 Minutes
- 10 Objective type Questions: Marks 10 (01 Marks each)
- 02 Essay Type Questions: Marks 20 (10 Marks each)
Finalterm Exam Composition
- Duration: 02 Hours
- 10 Objective Type Questions: Marks 20 (02
- 03 Essay Type Questions: Marks 30 (10 Marks
The final term paper shall cover 20% from Mid Term
and 80% from the Final term courses.
- Attenance Requirement
A minimum of 75% attendance of the lectures
delivered in each course will be
prerequisite to appear in examinations.
A student who does not satisfy the
requirements of attendance (at least 75% in
each course) shall be ineligible to appear
for the final term examination of that
course. And he/she shall repeat that course
as regular student whenever it is offered
If a student was not allowed to take the
examination of any subject due to shortage
of attenance in that subject, he/she shall
be required to register himself/herself in
that subject whenever offered again, attend
the classes regurlary and reappear in
Improvement of Grades:
A student desirous of improving grades(s),
from B or C, in selected course(s) may be
allowed by the head of the relevant
Department, with information to tothe
Controller of Examination, after declaration
of the result of the Final Semester (end of
Such improvements shall be allowed for not
more than four courses, and shall be done
withing two semesters after declaration of
the result of the Final Semester
On improving subject, if one gets the grade
less than the previous, the previous grade
will be counted towards his passing.
Attendance will not be mandatory n the
course for which one has registered for
improvement of grades. Nevertheless, it will
be the sole responsibllity of the concerned
student to coordinate with the subject
teacher regarding class quiz assignment,
Makeup test will be given on the rquest of
those students who have fullfilled all
requirments for appearing in the Mid/Final
Term Examination but could not appear for
any gunine reason or due to attending
national/internationl event on behalf of the
Make-up Examination will be conducted within
2 weeks of the end of the semester.
The pattern of questions and weightage of
the Makeup Examination shall remain similar
to that of the Mid/Final Term Examination.
Students appearing in the Makeup examination
will be charged with double examination fee.
Any student failing in the Makeup
Examination shall be required to re-register
for the same semester as and when that
semester in future.
There will be no makeup/special examination
in a semester for failed students; if a
student fails in a course, he/she is rquired
to repeat it.
- For promotion the following conditions apply:
For promotion to the next semester a
student will be required to pass 50%
of the courses taken. In case of odd
number of courses taken 50% will
imply higher whole number (e.g. in
case the number of courses taken are
3,5 or 7, the corresponding number
of papers required for promotion to
the next smester shall be 2,3 or 4).
The course not passed in the first
atempt will have to be repeated
whenever offered again and passed
If a student's CGPA falls below 2.0,
he/she will be promoted
(conditionaly) and will be put on
1st Probation for the next semester.
If the studnet does not come out by
increasing his/her CGPA to 2.0,
he/she will go on Last Probation.
If the student who was earlier on
the last probation, does not come
out by achieving the minimum desired
CGPA, he/she will be dropped from
the institute and can not be
readmitted by the same institute.
Whenever a student fails or gets a
'F' grade, he/she has to repeat the
course, whenever offered in future.
The maximum number of courses that
student may be allowed to repeat
will be six (6).
- Award of Degree: Minimum requirement for the award
of Four-Year BA/BS degress shall be a CGPA of 2.5.
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