Policy and Procedures

 Examination policy and procedure 

Examination

  1. UOBS examination system is semester based system. Exams are held for master and BS programme. There shall be two semesters (Fall & Spring) in an academic year.
  2. A student shall be evaluated in each course on the basis of Assignments/Quizzes ,Mid Semester Examinations, Term Paper/Project and End Semester Examinations.

Eligibility for Exams

A student shall be eligible to appear in the End Semester Examination provided that:

  1. He/She has been on the rolls of the University during that semester.
  2. Has registered him/her for the courses of study and attended not less than 75% of the lectures delivered in each course. The students falling short attendance of lectures shall not be allowed to appear in the End Semester Examination of the concerned course and shall be treated as having failed in that course.
  3. Any student who has not paid his/her fee, shall not be allowed to sit in the Mid Semester Examination and End Semester Examination.

Grades and Promotion

  1. The minimum pass marks for each course shall be 50%.
  2. A student obtaining less than 50% marks in any course shall be deemed to have failed in that course.
  3. There shall be no re-evaluation of answer books. A student may, on payment of prescribed fee, within thirty days from the date of declaration of the result, get the answer book re-checked for any numerical error like transfer of marks and/or totaling which will be done by the Controller of Examinations, however, for the discrepancy like unmarked question/portion the case will be sent to the Chairperson of the concerned department. Errors and omissions, if any, shall be rectified.
  4. The answer books used in the examination and the students attendance sheets after expiring of one year will be disposed off through open auction by inviting the local vendors.

Definitions

  1. Academic Program: An “Academic Program” means a program of studies, which leads to the award of a University Degree to the students after successful completion of all its requirements.
  2. Academic Year: An academic year shall consist of two regular semesters (Fall and Spring).
  3. Semester: A “Semester” means a declared duration of 18 weeks for regular semesters, covering teaching, examination and semester break.
  4. Subject: A “Subject” means a course of studies as prescribed in the detailed syllabi approved by the Competent Authority, whose successful completion shall be the requirement of the degree.
  5. Credit Hour: A “Credit Hour” means 1 hour of theory lecture or 2-3 hours of practical work per week for the semester.
  6. Grade: A “Grade'' means the letter grade earned by a student in a course depending on his/her performance in that course.
  7. Grade Points: “Grade Points” means the points (numerical value) associated with each letter grade.
  8. Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA): “SGPA” means the credit hour weighted average of the Grade Points earned for all the courses in a semester.
  9. Cumulative Grade Point Average (Cum GPA): “CGPA” means the credit hour weighted average of the Grade Points earned for all the courses in all the semesters attended.
  10. Mid-Semester Examination: “Mid-Semester Examination” means the examination to be held after 8-9 weeks of teaching on such dates as the University may determine.
  11. End Semester Examination: “End Semester Examination” means the examination to be held at the end of each semester on such dates as the University may determine.