Examination Rules

Rules, guide lines and course Structure Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts, Science and Commerce Examinations

Three Years Bachelors Degree Course

Affiliated to Utkal University.

1. Degree and Duration

The three year Degree Courses Leading to Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Science and Commerce of Bahugram Degree College shall be spread over a period of three Academic Years. Each Academic year shall be divided into two semesters and each semester of a six months durations, namely

1st Year 1st Semester July to December

2nd Semester January to June

2nd Year 3rd Semester July to December

4th Semester January to June

3rd Year 5th Semester July to December

6th Semester January to June


2. A candidate for Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Science and Commerce shall be required to appear six Semester Examinations, namely–

+3 1st \year (1st Semester and 2nd Semester)

+3 2nd year (3rd Semester and 4th Semester)

+3 3rd year (5th Semester and 6th Semester Examination)


3. Qualification for Admission to the first and subsequent Semesters.

Any student who has passed the Higher Secondary Examinations conducted by the C.H.S.E., Odisha or any other qualifying examinations recognised by the C.H.S.E. Odisha as equivalent thereto may be admitted to the first Semester course in the college.


4. Admission is permissible up to four weeks from the opening of the college after Summer Vacation or the date of publication of results of the qualifying examinations by the CHSE, Odisha.


5. A student seeking admission is required to apply in the prescribed form within the specified date. Before one is admitted into the college, he/she and his/her guardian has to sign an undertaking form that the student will abide by the rules of the college.Admission to the college is purely provisional and shall be done on merit basis.Ordinarily Admission is allowed on the ground of merit and conduct of a student. Admission in the college cannot be claimed as a matter of right. The decision of the principal regarding matter pertaining to admission shall be binding and final.

6. Compulsory Registration for 1st Semester.

Registration for 1st Semester is compulsory. A candidate admitted to +3 courses but not registered for 1st semester examination, his/her admission will be automatically cancelled.


7. Change of Subjects

Students admitted to 1st Semester course may be allowed to chage subject/subjects in the same stream within 15 days from the commencement of class. No student shall be allowed to change his/her subject(s) after issue of enrolment card.


8. EXAMINATION PATERN

In each semester, there shall be two types of examinations for each student irrespective of stream to which he/she belongs. They are:

(a) Mid-Semester Examinations

(b) End Semester Examinations.

MID-SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS

There shall be one Mid-Semester Examination both in theory and practical as the case may be (Subject having practical will have Mid-Semester Examination in practical)

r Appearance of Mid-Semester Examinations prior to the End Semester Examinations on the part of a student is mandatory.

r There shall be no repeat examination for Mid-Semester examinations. A  student who fails to apperar in the Mid-Semester examinations during the Semester will be marked "ABSENT'' and will be awarded "ZERO'' in the paper but will be allowed to fill up form for the End Semester Examinations.

r Any student is eligible for the next Semester course irrespective of his/her performance in the preceding semester examinations.

Qualification for Admission to the First Semester and Subsequent Semester Examinations.

r Any registered student of the college maybe admitted into the first semester examination of B.A./B.Sc./B.com., if he/she has completed in the subjects in which he/she offers, a regular course of study for not less than six months duration after passing the Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the CHSE Odisha or any other examination recognised by the CHSE Odisha for U.G.

r Any registered student of this college may be admitted to the Second Semester Examinations of B.A./B.Sc./B.com., if he/she enrolled in the first Semester Examinations in the concerned stream and has there after completed a regular course of study for not less than six months duration prescribed for the second semester examinations in the subjects which he/she offers.

r Any registered student of this college maybe admitted to the Third Semester Examinations of B.A.B.Sc./B.com, if he/she has enrolled in the Second Semester Examinations in the concerned stream and has there after completed regular course of study for not less than six months duration prescribed for the Third Semester Examinations in the subject which he/she offers.

r Any registered student of this college maybe admitted to the Fourth Semester Examinations of B.A./B.Sc./B.com, if he/she has enrolled in the Third Semester Examinations in the concerned stream and has there after completed regular course of study for not less than six months duration prescribed for the Third Semester Examinations in the subject which he/she offers

r Any registered student of this college may be admitted to the Fifth Semester Examinations of B.A./B.Sc./B.com, if he/she has enrolled in the Fourth Semester Examinations in the concerned stream and has thereafter completed a regular course of study for not less than six month duration prescribed for the Fifth Semester Examination in the subjects which he/she offers.

r Any registered student of this college may be admitted to the Sixth Semester Examinations of B.A./B.Sc./B.com, if he/she has enrolled in the Fifth Semester Examinations in the concerned stream and has thereafter completed a regular course of study for not less than six month duration prescribed for the Sixth Semester Examination in the subjects which he/she offers.

3. Compulsory Registration for 1st Semester : 

r Registration for 1st semester is compulsory. A candidate admitted to +3 Courses but not registered for 1st semester examination, his/her admission will be automatically cancelled.

r A candiate may take a blank Semester: A blank Semester has to be clubbed with next Odd or Even Semester as the case may be i.e. 2nd, 4th and 6th / 1st, 3rd and 5th. (Blank semester is not to be confused as repetition due to (failure).

r  75% attendance is a requirement for being eligible to appear at Examination Up to 15% waiver may be granted by the College Principal at discretion on Health Ground or participation in sports, cultural activities, NCC and NSS activities etc.

r A student may clear backlog papers within 6 years. Improvement if any has to be completed within 4 years.

4. WEIGHTAGE DISTRIBUTION (PERCENTAGE) FOR EVALUATION:

Theory Subjects

Mid Term Test-I Mid Term Test-II Term End Total

10 10 80 100

Subjects with Practical

Unit Test-I Unit Test-II Term End Total

A-Theory B-Practical

10 10 50  30(20+10+Record) 100

Dissertation/ Project

Identification Reive of Methodoloy Findings Analysis Viva-Voce Total

of problem Literature

10 10 10 25 25 20 100

5. GRADING SYSTM

Grade Mark Secured From 100 Grade Points

Outstanding 'O' 90-100 10

Excellent 'A+' 80-89 09

Very Good 'A' 70-79 08

Good 'B+' 60-69 07

Above average 'B' 50-59 06

Fair 'C' 40-49 05

Pass 'D' 30-39 04

Failed 'F' Below 30 00

N.B. A Candidate has to secure 30% or above to pass in each of the Papers. *The candidate obtaining Grade-F is considered failed and wil be required to clear the back paper(s) in the subsequent examinations within the stipulated time.

*The candidate securing 'B' Grade and above in Core/Honours papers in aggregate will be awarded Honours. The candidate securing 'B+' Grade and above in agregate in first appearance will be awarded Honours with Distinction/Distniction (for pass/regular course.)

*Any candidate filling the forms for appearing in back papers/improvement shall not be awarded Distinction.

5.2 A transitory letter grade I (carrying point 2) shall be introduced for cases where the results are incomplete. This grade shall automatically be converted into appropriate grade(s) as and when the results are complete.

5.3 A student's level of competence shall be categorized by a GRADE POINT AVERAGE to be specified as:

SGPA - Semester Grade Point Average

CGPA - Cumulative Grade Point Average

(a) POINT  - Integer equivalent of each letter grade

(b) CREDIT - Integer signifying the relative emphasis of individual course item(s) in a samester as indicated by the Course structure and syllabus.

CREDIT POINT - (b) X (a) for each course item

CREDIT INDEX - CREDIT POINT of course item

GRADE POINT AVERAGE - CREDIT INDEX

                    S CREDIT

SEMESTER GRADE POINT AVERAGE (SGPA) = 

CREDIT INDEX  for a semester

S CREDIT

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (CGPA) =

CREDIT INDEX of all previous Semester up to the 6th Semester

S CREDIT

5.4 In addition to the points marks/ percentage would also be awarded and shall also be reflected in the Mark Sheet.

5.5 The details of grading system shall be printed on the backside of University Mark-sheet.

6. REPEAT EXAMINATION

6.1 A student has to clear back papers (i.e., in the paper/ papers one has failed) by appearing at subsequent semester examinations within six years from the date of admission.

6.2 A student may appear improvement (repeat) in any number of papers in the immediate subsequent examination. The higher marks shall be retained. 

6.3 Improvement has to be completed with 4-Yrs from the date of admission.

7. HARD CASE RULE

7.1 2% of grace mark on the aggregate mark subject to maximum of 5 (five) marks in single paper shall be given. This shall be applicable in each semester.

7.2 0.5 (point five percent) grace mark can be given for award of B Grade in each semester provided grace mark under 7.1 has not been awarded.

8. EXAMINATION QUESTION PATTERN (SUGGESTIVE)

8.1 The end semester examination will be of three hours irrespective of marks.

8.2. For subject without having practical Full marks are 100 per paper out of which 20 marks is allotted for Mid-Semester Examination (Internal) and 80 marks for end semester examination.

The question papers shall be divided into two parts such as Group-A &Group-B.

Group-A will carry 10 short questions of two marks each  

The answer should be within two sentences.

There shall be 5 long type questions in Group-B with one alternative each have to be attempted and all questions shall be of equal value (12 marks X 5)

For subject with practical full marks are 100 per paper out of which 20 marks is alloted for Mid-Semester 

Examination, 50 is for End Semester Examination and 30 is for practical.

The question papers shall be divided into two parts such as Group-A & Group-B.

Group-A will carry 10 short questions of one mark each. The anwser should be within two sentences.

There shall be 5 long-type questions in Group-B with one alternative each have to be attempted for subjects having practical. The questions shall be of equal value 

(8 Marks x 5)

Practical will carry 30 marks out of which 10 will be for records.

9. Model answers for long questions should be between 700-1000 words.

10. The Internal Evaluation would be the sole responsibility of teacher offering the course.