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Examination Rules for +3 Arts, Science and BFC (Three Year Degree Course)
1.  The three year degree course leading to the Bachelor's Degree in Arts/ Science/ BFC shall be of six semesters spreading over a period of three academic years (each semester having six month duration). A candidate for the Bachelor's Degree shall be required to pass six semester examinations (Semester-1 to semester- VI).
2. Each academic year shall have two regular semester examinations for a particular batch of students.
3. A candidate shall be eligible to appear at any of semester examinations if and only if he/she has registered for the semester examinations of all the previous semesters. The final pass result after the 6th semester examination shall not be published unless one passes all the earlier five semester examinations.
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 Qualification to appear at the semester examinations :

  A) Any student admitted into this autonomous college will be registered with Sambalpur University. Students must have completed study of a regular course for not less than one semester before filling of the form for the first semester Examination.
  B) A registered student of this college may be allowed to appear at the subsequent semester examinations only if he/she has appeared or filled up the form for all the previous semester examinations and has, thereafter, completed a regular course of study for the corresponding semester, provided he/she is not otherwise ineligible for appearing at the said examination.
5. The fees payable for registration/ admission to any semester examination shall be prescribed from time to time as recommended by the Examination Committee, subsequently approved by Finance Committee and the Executive Committee. Fee once paid for registration/ admission into the examination will not be refunded.
6. In order to pass an examination a candidate shall have to secure 30% of marks in each theory paper and 40% marks in each practical paper in every subject in which the candidate has taken up the examination.
7. Total marks of the degree examination shall be sum total of the marks of all six semester examinations taken together. The result of the Degree examination will be determined by considering the performances of the candidates in all the six semester examinations taken together (i.e. semester I to semester VI)
8. Class will be awarded on the following basis.
 
Pass A minimum of 30% in each paper and a minimum of 36% of marks in the aggregate.
Pass with Distinction A minimum of 30% in each paper and a minimum of 50% of marks in the aggregate.
Pass without Honours A minimum of 30% in each paper and a minimum 36% in aggregate in subjects other than Honours and less than 45 % but not less than 36% in Honours subject.
Second Class Honours A minimum of 30% in each paper and a minimum of 36% in the aggregate in subjects other than Honours and a minimum of 45% marks or more but less than 60% in Honours subject.
Second Class Honours In addition to Second Class Honours (Para d) a
with Distinction minimum of 50% marks secured in subjects other than Honours in first appearance.
First Class Honours A minimum of 30% in each paper and a minimum of 36% in aggregate in subjects other than Honours and a minimum of 60% or more in Honours.
First Class Honours In addition to First Class Honours (Para f) a with Distinction minimum of 50% mark in aggregate in subjects other than Honours in first appearance.
9) In subjects (other than Honours) having practical, a candidate, in order to pass, must secure a minimum of 30% of marks in each theory paper and a minimum of 40% marks in each practical paper provided he/she has secured the minimum aggregate mark.
10) For Honours subjects having practical component a candidate in order to secure Honours, must secure a minimum of 45% of marks in theory paper (s) together and a minimum of 45% marks in practical paper (s) taken together.
11) A candidate falling short of aggregate marks or failing in one/two subjects (Pass/Elective) shall be considered under hard case rules (framed separately).
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If a candidate is marked absent in any sitting(s) of the final semester examination (i.e. 6th semester), such a candidate shall have to reappear in that paper (s)/ subject(s) as Back Paper, in order that his/her result are declared.

13) A candidate failing to secure a minimum of 30% in pass subject and a minimum of 40% in each practical paper in any of the semester examinations, may be allowed to appear in those papers/subjects in not more than two chances (examinations) immediately following the examination for which he/she was first registered to clear the back paper(s) on payment of prescribed fees.
14) A candidate who has not cleared an examination, may at his/her option, appear in all the papers so that examination under the following conditions.
  a) Marks secured by the candidate in the corresponding earlier examination stand cancelled.
  b) After exercising the option to appear in all papers of an examination, if a candidate fails to clear that examination, he / she will be required to appear in all the papers of that examination in subsequent chances, within 5 years of first registration to the First Semester examination.
15) If a candidate has appeared in back papers in the first chance and in all the papers in the second chance and also has failed, such a candidate can appear at that examination (in all the papers under new course only) within 5 years of first registration to First Semester examination.
16) If the candidate fails to secure the pass marks in the aggregate he/she may reappear in one or more subjects/paper(s) of his/her choice from any of the subsequent semester examinations to make up the deficiency. This chance shall be available to a candidate in maximum two subsequent chances (examinations) only following the 6th semester examination for which he/she was first registered but within 5 years of first registration to 1st semester examination.
17) In case a candidate has appeared back papers his/her case shall not be considered for award of distinction. Mark (s) secured in the back paper(s) shall replace the mark(s) secured by the candidate in the earlier attempt.
18) Candidates who have been duly admitted to +3 Arts, Science and BFC in Hons course (3year degree course) under semester pattern examination and have obtained only a Second Class (Hons) or passed without Honours can reappear at any examination(s) for the Honours papers only of his/her choice to improve upon his/her results within two subsequent chances (Examinations). The higher of the marks in each paper shall be taken into consideration for determining their results and divisions. However, distinctions if earned by the candidate shall not be affected by improvement examination under the clause.
19) A candidate who wishes to improve performance in Hons shall be required to fill in application forms and pay the requisite fees accordingly.
20) In no case a candidate shall be allowed to appear at any examination after 5 years of first registration to 1st semester examination.
21) Mode of Examination and Duration of paper.
  a) The examinations in Arts/ Science/ BFC shall be conducted by means of written papers.
  b) There shall be one sessional examinations of 45 minutes duration in each Elective, Pass and Honours theory papers every semester. The sessional component shall carry 20% of the total marks in the corresponding theory paper. However, there will be no sessional examination in compulsory subjects. If a candidate fails to appear in the sessional exams, he/she shall be awarded zero as against the sessional component of the corresponding theory paper and shall be allowed to take the respective semester examination.
  c) The duration of examination for each theory paper carrying 50 marks shall be two hours and for each theory paper carrying 60 or above marks, it shall be 03 hours.
22) A candidate shall be required to attend 75% of the lectures in each subject during each semester and condonation in exceptional cases may be granted by the college to the extent of 15%.
23) A candidate taking Honours course initially in a subject may choose in writing to drop the Honours course and adopt the Pass course in the same subject at the time of submitting his/her application for the First Semester Examination or earlier and he/she then appear all examinations as a Pass candidate in the concerned subject.
24) Results shall be separately published for candidates of Pass and Honours in each stream of Arts, Science & BFC.
25) The list of those candidates who pass in the Honours course of a particular subject shall be arranged in order of merit.
26) Candidates who pass in first appearances and in one session will be placed above those who pass with back paper clearance in the merit list.
27) The list of candidates who pass the pass course shall be arranged in order of the examination roll numbers. In case a candidate has obtained distinction, it shall be mentioned against his/her name.
28) After the declaration of final result of the 3 years Degree course each successful candidate shall receive a Diploma in prescribed format with the seal and signature of the Vice-Chancellor, Sambalpur University.
   
Autonomous Examination rules For P.G. Students (under Semester System)
1. Introduction : In order to maintain and improve the quality of higher education, keeping in view the recent changes in higher education pattern at national level and in accordance with the suggestions of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Government Autonomous College (hereinafter referred to as the College), Bhawanipatna has introduced Semester pattern of examination for the post-graduate (PG) w.e.f. 2003-04 academic session.
2. Academic Year : The academic year of the college shall ordinarily be from June to May subject to notification of the Government of Orissa.
3. Semester : The academic year shall have two terms, each of which shall be of 24 weeks duration, known as Semester.
4. Duration of Examinations : The duration of examinations for theory papers of 50 marks will be of three hours while for practical papers will be of four hours.
5. Eligibility for Appearing Semester Exams : To be eligible for filling up forms of a semester the candidates shall be required to attend at least 75 percent of lecture classes/ seminars and practical classes if any. Condonation may by granted to the extent of 15 percent in exceptional cases. This clause shall be applicable for all semester examination.
The students will be automatically promoted the next and subsequent semester course immediately after completion of one semester course irrespective of the performance at the examination concerned. Those who fail to clear some or all papers in a semester will be allowed to clear those papers in the subsequent academic year along with the fresh batch students.
To be admitted into third semester course, the students shall have to appear at or fill up at least one of the first two semesters.
Filling up of from at the end of each academic Session (Semester) is mandatory.
The candidate shall be required to clear all the back papers within four academic years from the year of the admission in to the course. If however, those who fails to clear within the above period, they shall be required to appear all the papers in a subsequent years as per the rules and regulation prevalent during that period.
6. Semester : At the end of each semester there shall be an examination of each theory paper of three hours duration and of each practical paper of four hours duration, which shall be called "Semester Test". Thereafter their classes shall remain suspended for ten days including Sundays and holidays as preparation holidays for the students.
7. Promotion to the next Semester : A student shall be admitted to the next semester only when he/she has appeared or filled up the form for the particular semester examination. However, a student failing to appear at a semester examination in some or all papers due to some genuine reasons as mentioned in Para 8 may be admitted to the next semester. Such a student shall have to produce sufficient proof in support of his/her reason for non-appearance. Such students shall be allowed to appear the repeat Semester Examination of the next academic session subject to approval by Academic Council.
8. Absence from Examination : If a student is unable to appear a semester examination in some or all papers the Academic Council shall consider his/her case for admission into the next higher semester only in the following cases.
  a) When he/she is hospitalized
  b) When he/she is not able to appear in the examination due to serious illness or death of his/her relatives.
  c) When he/she has met with an accident of serious nature.
  d) When the department/official direct disputes his/her claim.
9. Procedure for Back/Improvement : A student who wants to sit for the semester examination of first and/ or second semester in the subsequent academic session (for back or improvement ) he/ she has to apply to the Controller in plain paper along with the proof of eligibility before fifteen days of the commencement of the said examination.
10. Declaration of Results : In order to pass a candidate must obtain a minimum of 30% marks in each subject and 36% marks in aggregate in theory papers and not less than 40% marks in aggregate in each practical paper. In non-practical subject 36% marks in aggregate will be sufficient. For the purpose of aggregate the marks secured in each paper of all 'the semester shall be taken into consideration.
  The placement of the candidates shall be based on the sum total of marks secured by him/her in all the semesters. The class of the candidate shall be awarded in the following manner.
 
First Class 60% or more marks in aggregate
Second Class 48% or more but below 60% marks in aggregate
Third Class 36% or more but below 48% marks in aggregate
  The names of the candidate passing in the improvement examinations shall be placed in the merit list after all the names of the regular candidates of the batch.
11. In all subjects except in Oriya, the candidates have to answer in English medium only.
12. Complaints by Candidates : A candidate who seeks re-addition of his/her marks in a course shall be allowed to do so by submitting an application in writing to the Controller along with a fee of Rs. 50/- per subject. All such cases/ complaints, if any, shall be disposed of by the Academic Council on a fixed day to make necessary correction, if any, which shall be reflected in the mark sheet. The decision of the committee shall be final and binding.

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