The regulations related to conduct of Theory and Practical examinations including the appointment, responsibilities, and remuneration of examiners and examination staff are covered in detail by existing rules and shall remain effective until modified. Examination results shall be compiled and announced by the Controller of Examinations.
Setting of Question Paper for Theory Final Examination
The following Regulations are framed for the setting of question paper
- The Teacher / Examiner shall set the Question paper from full syllabus of the course in the Final Examination.
- Paper shall contain at least 40% objective and 60% descriptive type questions.
- The choice shall be limited to 25% from the descriptive type of section in line with the guidelines provided by Higher Education Commission.
- The student must attempt all questions in objective type section.
Eligibility for Appearing in the Examination
Candidates fulfilling the following minimum requirements are eligible for appearing in semester examinations
- He / She must be a student and his / her name must appear on the registration list of the University.
- He / She must have at least 75% average attendance
- He / She must fill the Examination Form and pay prescribed fees within the due date announced by the University
- He/ She is not debarred from taking the examination.
- The Examination Forms will be signed by the coordinator of the concerned Faculty / College/ Institute / Center forwarded to the Controller of Examinations
Examination fees will be collected with registration. Identity card of the University will serve as admit card. List of registered students will be provided to Coordinator / Dean
Assessment of Theory Answer Copies
The sealed answer copies of final semester examination will be sent by Controller of Examinations to the concerned Examiner who will assess the answer copies and send the marks lists (in duplicate), within 20 days for every 100 answer copies and 30 days for more than 100 copies or part thereof after the date of examination, to the Controller of Examinations. If he / she fails to submit examination result after above mentioned period of 30 days, he / she shall not be appointed as Examiner in the next examination. The answer copies of mid semester test will be returned to the students whereas, the answer copies of final examination will be deposited by the examiner under sealed cover in the office of the Controller of Examinations for record and verification at later stage.
The performance of a student is to be measured in letter Grade (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+ and D Grade). These letters carry weightage from 1 to 4 points per credit hour of a course. The evaluation system comprises of weightage assigned for assignments, mid semester and final semester test to be solely conducted and assessed by the concerned teacher who offered the subject.
Table 1. Weightage of Assignments, Mid-semester Test and Final Examination
Table 2. Range of Marks Percent, Grade Points, Grade and Achievements
|Range Of Marks %||Grade Points||Grade||Achievements|
Grade Point Average (G.P.A)
Grade Point Average (G.P.A) is calculated to assess the performance of the students during each semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A) is calculated to assess the performance of the student from first semester to the current semester; Notations Used for the Computation of G.P.A and C. G.P.A G.P.A = Grade Point Average Quality Point = Grade Points multiplied by credit hours (Theory / Practical) ∑ Q. P = Sum of all quality points of courses offered in the semester ∑ C. H = Sum of all credit hours of courses offered in the semester G. P. A = ∑ Q. P ∑ C. H C.G.P.A = Total Q. P of the program/Total Credit Hours of the Program
Minimum G.P.A requirement for degree and promotion to next academic session
- G.P.A = 2.00 or above is to be scored for successful completion of the Graduate Degree Program
- Student securing G.P.A= 1.75 or higher in two consecutive semesters (1 & 2; 3 & 4; 5 & 6; 7 & 8) on the other hand qualifies for promotion to the higher semester although failing or having scored „D‟ grade in some courses
- Student with G.P.A. less than 1.75 in two consecutive semesters does not qualify for promotion to next higher semester. Such students are required to remain in the same year in any of the weak semesters and shall improve the grades of the failing / poor grade to qualify for promotion to next higher semester
Tabulation and Checking of Results
The following Regulations will be adopted for tabulation and checking of the Results.
- The Tabulators and Checkers will be appointed by the Vice Chancellor from among the teachers at Sindh Agriculture University
- The Tabulator will open the sealed envelope (marked Tabulator List), containing the award list for each subject and enter the marks secured by the student on a specified sheet / ledger and sign the sheets / ledgers
- The Checkers will check each entry made by the Tabulators for each student carefully and make the corrections, if necessary, and sign the sheets / ledgers
- The Secrecy Officer, Additional Controller of Exams, Deputy Controller of Examinations, Controller of Examinations shall sign the tabulated and checked result sheets and ledgers. After seeking the approval of Competent Authority, the results shall be declared by the Controller of Examinations.
- Whenever a candidate fails or gets „C‟ grade or less, he / she can reappear or improve his / her G.P.A at the immediate next session in the respective semester (s) when the examination of that course (s) is conducted.
- If a student absents him / herself in a mid-semester / final semester test for any reasons, no separate test will be held for him / her during that semester. He / She can appear at the immediate next session in the respective semester when the examination for that course (s) is conducted.
- A student who has passed and obtained the degree will not be allowed to improve any course
- On improving subject, if one gets the grade less than the previous, the previous grade will be counted towards his/ her passing
- All courses taken by a student, will be shown on his /her transcript including those with “Failure” or “Repeat”
- If a student fails to meet the attendance requirement in any semester, he / she will not be allowed to appear in that semester examination and has to seek fresh admission in the next semester in the same class as explained here under;
- If a student fails to meet minimum attendance requirement during first semester, he / she will not be allowed to appear in the first semester examination. He / She has to seek fresh admission during the next academic session in the same class for which he / she will be allowed re-admission without competing with other applicants.
- The same procedure will be adopted for the succeeding semesters in case of the shortage of attendance
- A student who secures less than 1.75 G.P.A. in the preceding two semesters will not be promoted to next semester of the new session, however, the student may re-appear as ex-student at the immediate next session in respective semesters to improve his failing G.P.A. when the examination of that course(s) is conducted in which he / she is failing or has secured less G.P.A. He / She will be required to pay examination fee of all semesters whose courses he / she intends to repeat irrespective of the number of courses
- For award of degree, the student must have a minimum C.G.P.A. of 2.00 and has passed all the course(s) offered in the entire degree program.
- A student failing in any course of the bachelor’s degree program shall not be allowed admission in master’s degree program unless he / she clears that course and earns degree with C.G.P.A. of 2.00 or higher.
- Each department shall constitute a Committee of the Senior Teachers of the department of which the Chairman shall be the Convener, for hearing appeals of students who may have grievance concerning their grades.
- Such an appeal must be lodged within four weeks of the declaration of result of the concerned course
- The decision of the Committee shall be final
It is mandatory for each signatory of the result sheet / ledger to record the number of overwriting(s) appearing on each page being signed
Repeating Courses to Improve G.P.A
A student can improve his / her G.P.A under following Regulations.
Rules for Promotion
For degree programs with 8 semesters, the promotion from the first semester to the second, third to fourth, fifth to sixth and seventh to eighth semesters will be automatic. However, for promotion from 2nd to 3rd, 4th to 5th, 6th to 7th semester, the candidate is required to have a G.P.A of 1.75 in two consecutive semesters i.e. 1st& 2nd, 3rd& 4th, 5th & 6th.
For degree programs with 10 semesters, the promotion from the first semester to the second, third to fourth, fifth to sixth, seventh to eighth and ninth to tenth semesters will be automatic. However, for promotion from 2nd to 3rd, 4th to 5th, 6th to 7th, 8th to 9th semester, the candidate is required to have a G.P.A of 1.75 in two consecutive semesters i.e. 1st& 2nd, 3rd& 4th, 5th & 6th, 7th& 8th.
Re-totaling of marks
Re-totaling of marks will be allowed on payment of prescribed fees. Accordingly, the concerned student shall apply to the Controller of Examinations through the Coordinator within ten weeks of declaration of the result. Re-totaling / correction shall be made in presence of the following Standing Committee: Controller of Examinations, Secrecy Officer, Coordinator, and the subject Examiner.