Rules are subject to change as per Amendments & Notifications received from Goa University from Time to Time
Scheme of Examination: (As per Goa University Ordinance OC 66)
There shall be two modes of evaluation of the academic performance of the students offering the B.A/B.Com./B.Sc course, namely, the Intra-Semester Assessment (ISA) and the Semester End Examination (SEE), hereinafter mentioned as ISA and SEE respectively, for convenience. A student shall be required to appear for ISAas well as SEE.
Intra-Semester Assessment (I.S.A):
- The ISA (Intra-Semester Assessment) for each paper shall be conducted twice in a given Semester, once through a test and the other by using alternate modes of evaluation such as assignment, presentation, orals etc. Generally. ISA for a given paper shall be conducted by the teacher/s teaching that paper. ISA shall not be conducted for the Practical component of a paper. The schedule for the ISA shall be notified to all at the beginning of the semester. The marks of ISA shall be communicated to the students within two weeks.
- The ISA tests shall carry 20% of maximum marks allotted for the paper/course.
- Usually, the I and II I.S.A.’s will be conducted during July and September respectively for Odd semesters and during the January and March respectively for Eevn semesters. The students who fail to appear for the test due to a genuine reason shall be given another opportunity by the end of August/February on a date pre-determined by the College. The other mode of ISA will be completed as decided by the teacher but before the end of the semester.
- A student who does not appear for a minimum of two ISA’s of a paper shall not be eligible to answer SEE of that paper.
- The student who remains absent for any ISA, should submit the justification letter in the prescribed format available in the office, to the Principal, immediately after joining the college after the period of absence.
- Repeat ISA’s will be given only if absence is on genuine grounds.
Semester End Examination (S.E.E):
- The SEE (Semester End examination) shall be conducted at the conclusion of a given semester. Semester End Examination shall cover the course of studies prescribed for the concerned/respective Semester.
- A candidate shall be considered to have successfully fulfilled the requirements of a Semester and deemed eligible to appear for the Semester End Examination provided he/she fulfills the minimum attendance requirements (75%) as per the relevant rules of the University and has appeared for 2 ISAs. A candidate, failing to fulfill these conditions, shall have to repeat the semester.
a) The duration of an S.E.E. theory paper carrying 60 or 80 marks shall be of two hours.
b) The duration of an S.E.E. theory paper carrying 120 marks shall be of three hours.
c) The duration of an S.E.E. theory paper carrying 40 marks shall be of one hour.
- There shall be no revaluation of answer books of the candidates at Semester-! to Semester -IV examinations. However, the existing provisions in the University for revaluation/verification shall be applicable to Semester V and VI. Personal verification of marks shall be granted to the candidate in the presence of the principal and the Examiner concerned, provided he has applied for the same along with payment of prescribed fees within one week of the declaration of result.
The following shall be the procedure for the verification of marks.
- On a notified day and time, which should not be later than 10 days after the receipt of application from the candidate, he/she shall be shown the answer book in the chamber of the Principal/VicePrincipal in the presence of the Examiner concerned.
- If the candidate is not satisfied with the result on personal verification of answer book, he may apply to the College Grievance Committee within a week.
- The college Grievance Committee shall take appropriate action as per the relevant Ordinance and inform the candidate of the decision taken accordingly.
- Examination(s) in Laboratory exercise shall be conducted for courses/papers having practical(s) component. Marks shall be allotted for journal/lab record book, field work, experiment assigned to the candidate and oral/viva voce during this examination. The allotment of marks shall be broadly as follows: 20% for journal(s), 60% for the experiment and 20% for the
- Candidates shall be required to submit the journal/record book while entering the laboratory to appear for the practical examination.
- A candidate may be permitted, strictly on medical or other genuine grounds, to appear for practical examination out of tum, irrespective of the timetable and the batch allotted to him/her, in the examination programme for Semester-V and Semester-VI issued by the University.
Passing in each Head:
- A theory paper carrying 100 marks shall have ISA component of 20 marks and an SEE component of 80 marks. For a 75 marks theory paper, the !SA component shall be of 15 marks and the SEE component shall be of 60 marks. A theory paper carrying 50 marks shall have an ISA component of 10 marks and SEE component of 40 marks.
- A student shall be required to score a minimum of 40% of maximum marks in !SA, SEE and practical components taken together to pass in a paper in Semesters I to VI.
Improvement in Score:
- A candidate who has passed the B.A/B.Com!B.Sc, degree examination and desires to improve his/her performance /total score shall be permitted to appear again.
- However, such a candidate shall be allowed to reappear only in the SEE component of the papers of Semester V and/or Semester VI examinations excluding the Project Paper and the Skill based papers.
- For this purpose, the marks scored at the first appearance, in the Project Paper and in the Skill based paper as also in ISA component of the other papers, shall be carried forward for tabulation of the result under “improvement of performance:. This facility to reappear under “improvement” shall be available only during the immediately subsequent regular Semester-V
and Semester-VI examinations. A candidate shall not be permitted to reappear for improvement of performance at Semester-I, II, III and IV. The candidate availing of this provisions shall be considered to have passed semesters -V and/or VI “under improvement” and this fact shall be recorded on his/her statements of marks and other relevant documents. The candidate shall be required to surrender the original statement of marks and other relevant documents at the time of receiving the fresh statement of marks in the event of improvement of performance/total score.The performance of a candidate, who appears under this provision and fails to improve, shall be ignored. A candidate can appear only once under this clause.
- The semester wise aggregate marks secured by the candidate in Semester I to Semester-N examinations along with the paper-wise marks secured in Semester-V shall be indicated in the statement of marks issued to the candidate for Semester-V. Similarly, the semester-wise aggregate marks secured by the candidate in Semester-! to Semester-V examinations along with
paper-wise marks secured in Semester-VI shall be indicated in the final statement of marks issued to the candidate after the semester-VI examination for the B.A/B.Com/B.Sc degree course. In case the student passes any semester or part thereof in the second appearance, it shall be so indicated in the statement of marks of Semester-V and Semester-VI.
- An unsuccessful candidate who obtains the minimum percentage of marks prescribed for passing in a subject (theory/practical) shall be exempted from reappearing in that subject. He/She shall be declared to have passed the full examination on his passing in the remaining subjects.
Special Supplementary Examination:
- Students are permitted to appear in a special examination, conducted preferably after 15 days from the declaration of results of Semester IV, for those who have any backlogs of all Semesters including Semester I irrespective of whether a student has already attempted 4 times in the said examination.
- T. Y. Project work guidelines are available in the library and with the Projects Guides.