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Examination and Evaluation Under CBCS

a. Key Concepts:
Before elaborating the evaluation pattern under CBCS, students must acquaint with the following Key concepts.
  1. Credit Point: It is the product of grade point and number of credits for a course.
  2. Credit: A unit by which the course work is measured. It determines the number of hours of instructions
    required per week. One credit is equivalent to one hour of teaching (lecture or tutorial) or two hours of practical work/field work per week.
  3. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): It is a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student of all semesters.
    The CGPA is the ratio of total credit points secured by a student in various courses in all semesters and the sum of the total credits of all courses in all the semesters. It is expressed up to two decimal places.
  4. Grade Point: It is a numerical weight allotted on a 10-point scale.
  5. Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA): It is a measure of performance of work done in a semester.
    It is ratio of total credit points secured by a student in various courses registered in a semester and the total course credits taken during that semester.
    It shall be expressed up to two decimal places.

 

b. Evaluation:
There will be two stages of evaluation - In-semester evaluation and End-semester evaluation.
  1. In-semester evaluation: The weightage of in-semester evaluation is of 20%and the components are given below.
    • an in-semester examination is an abstracted mode of the end-semester examination (15% weightage) and other forms of evaluation including group discussion/seminar presentation/home-assignment (5% weightage)
    • In-semester examination shall be conducted by concerned departments with a centrally determined time schedule.
    • Other forms of In-semester evaluation will be conducted by faculty members teaching the course as per their own schedules.
    • The students will be informed in advance about the nature of assessment. Students shall compulsorily attend in the process of internal assessment, failing which they will not be allowed to appear in the End-semester examination. A Student cannot repeat In-semester examinations. However, if a student fails to appear in any of the In-Semester examinations for reasons considered valid by the department, the concerned department may arrange special In-semester examination whenever necessary.
  2. End-semester Examination :
    • End-semester evaluation is of 80% weightage.
    • End-semester examination will be conducted centrally at the end of each semester as per the academic calendar.
    • The duration of End-semester theory examination will be restricted to a maximum of three hours per paper.
    • The schedule for the end-semester examinations will be issued by the Controller of the Examinations at least 20 days ahead of the examination.
    • The end-semester practical examinations will be conducted by the concerned course teacher(s) with the help of the HOD.
    • The End semester examination will be normally a written/laboratory based examination/ Project Work/ Dissertation.
    • Setting of question papers, moderation of question papers, evaluation of answer scripts, scrutiny,
    • tabulation of marks, etc. and announcement of results,
      will be governed by J B College (Autonomous) Examination Rules 2016 framed on the basis of Dibrugarh University Examination Ordinance 1972 (as amended from time to time).

     

    c. Practical Examination :
    Practical Examinations of a Semester will be held prior to the End Semester Theory Examinations.

    d. Award of Grade, Grade Point, SGPA and CGPA :
    Grade and grade-points will be awarded for each course of a semester based on marks obtained by the student (Table-1). Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) will be calculated for each semester on the basis of grade-points earned in that semester. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) will be calculated for the entire programme on the basis of SGPAs earned in all the semesters

    Table – 1: Determination of grade and grade-points for the courses

    % marks obtained Grade Grade point Description
    90 and above O 10 Outstanding
    80 to 89 A+ 9 Excellent
    70 to 79 A 8 Very Good
    60 to 69 B+ 7 Good
    50 to 59 B 6 Above Average
    40 to 49 C 5 Average
    Less than 40 D 0 Fail

     

    e. SGPA will be calculated for each semester on the basis of grades earned by the student in that semester, according to the following mathematical relation. Sn = S(Ci x Gi) / SCi Where, Sn is the SGPA for the nth semester , Ci is the number of credits of the ith course and Gi is the grade point scored by the student in the ith course.

     

    f. CGPA will be calculated for the entire programme on the basis of SGPA earned in all the semesters, according to the following mathematical relation. CGPA = S(Cn x Sn) / S Cn Where, Cn is the total number of credits in the nth semester, Sn is the SGPA for the nth semester The following illustrations could be taken as an example for computing SGPA and CGPA: Calculation of SGPA from course-wise credit and grade earned by a student for any semester: SGPA for the Semester will be calculated as -

      (8x6)+(4x5)+(5x4)+(6x3)+(8X2) 122  
    SGPA = --------------------------------------------- = ------- = 6.10
      6+5+4+3+2 20  

    Calculation of CGPA from the SGPAs earned by a student in six semesters along with total credit in each semester will be as follows:


    Semester Sem-I Sem-II Sem-III Sem-IV Sem-V Sem-VI
    SGPA 6.10 7.20 8.00 7.50 6.90 8.70 (Say)
    Total Credit 20 20 22 22 24 24

     

      (6.10x20)+(7.20x20)+(8.00x22 )+(7.50x22)+ (6.90x24)+(8.70x24) 981.4  
    CGPA = ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- = ------- = 7.43
      20+20+22+22+24+24 132  

    Students will be awarded SGPA/CGPA values considering all the papers - core and non-core. Student(s) failing to earn minimum C-grade in individual paper will be declared as unsuccessful irrespective of SGPA/CGPA value to qualify in each semester.

     

    RESULTS :

    The CGPA, earned by a student, will be recorded in the mark sheets of the final semester. Final semester marksheets will be generated only for those students who have no backlog in the paper of the previous semesters. The SGPA earned by the students will be recorded in the mark sheet of each semester. SGPA will be calculated only for those students who have cleared all the courses in that semester. For those candidates (of any semester) whose mark sheets have been generated, the result will be declared as pass or fail. For those candidates whose mark sheets cannot be generated due to non-clearance of earlier semesters (in case of the sixth semester) or any other reason (for any semester), their results will be declared as withheld.

    Following rules will be applicable for declaration of result as passed.

    1. A candidate will be declared as passed a course, provided he/she secures -
      (i) at least 40% marks in the course in the end semester examinations.
      (ii)at least 40% marks in the course in aggregate in the in-and-end-semester examinations.
    2. A candidate will be declared as passed a semester, provided he/she passes all the courses of a semester independently.
    3. The marks of in-semester examinations earned by the candidate will be carried over for declaring any result.
    4. A candidate who fails or does not appear in one or more courses of any end semester examinations up to Sixth Semester will be provisionally promoted to the next higher semester with the failed course as carry over course(s). Such candidates will be eligible to appear in the carry over course in the next regular examinations of those courses. However, the following restrictions will be applicable:
    5. (i) A student must clear his/her semester examination within Six (6) years from the date of admission to the first semester of any programme irrespective of the number of examinations appeared by the student, viz. 1st and 2nd semester examination will have to be cleared in six consecutive chances, 3rd and 4th semester examinations will have to be cleared in five consecutive chances, 5th and 6th semester examinations will have be cleared in four consecutive chances.
      (ii) If a candidate clears the sixth semester examination before clearing all the courses of the previous semesters, the result of the sixth semester examination of that candidate will be kept withheld and his/her results will be announced only after he/she clears the courses of the previous semesters.
    6. Since the Semester system involves continuous assessment, there will be no scope for a student
      to appear as a private candidate in any programme in this system.
    7. A candidate will be declared to have passed the Six-Semester Degree B.A./B.Sc./B.Com
      programme provided he/she has passed all the Semesters and in all the Courses separately.

     

    MARK SHEET AND GRADE CARD:

    A mark sheet will be issued to each student at the end of every semester recording the course-wise marks/grade/grade-point earned by him/her, the result of the student (pass/fail) and the SGPA of the student (in case of passed students). In addition, the CGPA of the student will be recorded in the case of 6th semester students.
    Note:

    1. Besides the minimum 140 credits a student can earn more credits by opting more number of Elective/ Ability Enhancement (Skill Based) Papers from 3rdSemester. However, the total number of credit score earned will not exceed 160 Credits.

    2. A student is eligible to appear in the end semester examination provided that he/she completes all credit hours allotted in each concerned courses. Student having shortage of credit hours have to fill the deficit engaging with the teacher(s) concerned and submit a certificate in this effect before the examination. Failing to comply with this lead to loss of a year on his/her part and as such he/she shall have to apply for readmission in the same semester after one year.

     

Examination and Evaluation Under Non-CBCS

  1. Examination and Evaluation shall be done on a continuous basis, at least three times during each
    semester.
  2. There shall be 20% marks for internal assessment and 80% marks for End-Semester examination in each
    course during every semester.
  3. There shall be no provision for re-evaluation of the answer scripts of the end-semester examinations.
    However, a candidate may apply for re-scrutiny.
  4. A student who has less than 80% attendance (in theory and practical as applicable) shall not be permitted to sit for the end-semester examination in the course in which the shortfall exists.
  5. There shall be one End Semester examination carrying 80% Marks in each course of a semester covering the entire syllabus prescribed for the course.
  6. Setting of question papers, moderation of question papers, evaluation of answer scripts, scrutiny, tabulation of marks etc. and announcement of results shall be governed by the Dibrugarh University Examination Ordinance, 1972 (as amended upto date)
  7. Practical Examination of a Semester shall normally be held prior to the End Semester Examinations. No
    betterment shall be allowed in the Practical Examinations.
  8. A candidate shall be declared passed a semester provided he/she passes all the courses of a semester
    independently.
  9. A candidate shall be entitled to a maximum of three chances to clear a course.
  10. If a candidate clears the sixth semester examination before clearing all the courses of the previous
    semesters, the result of the sixth semester examination of that candidate shall be withheld till he/she clears the courses of the previous semeters.
  11. A student must pass all his/her semester examinations within FIVE (5) years from the date of admission to the First Semester of any programme.
  12. Since the Semester System involves continuous assessment, there shall be no scope for a student to
    appear as a private candidate in any programme in this system.

 

Rules for Internal Assessment in BA/B.Sc./B.Com. Programmes in Semester System :

The marks alloted for Internal Assessment (20%) in each course shall be based on the following :

  1. Sessional Examination I (Written) - 25% of the marks alloted for Internal Assessment.
  2. Sessional Examination II (Written) - 25% of the marks alloted for Internal Assessment.
  3. Seminar/Group Discussion/Home Assignment - 25% of the marks alloted for Internal Assessment.
  4. Attendance - 25% of the marks alloted for Internal Assessment.
  • The marks of internal assessment secured by a candidate shall be carried over to next legitimate chances.
  • If any student fails to appear in internal assessment he/she shall not be eligible to appear in the end-semester examinations of the course(s) concerned. The college/ institutes shall notify the same.
  • If a course is taught by more than one teacher then the concerned teachers shall conduct the process of internal assessment jointly. It would be a part of his/her normal duty.