Examinations

The office of “The Controller of Examinations” has been established from the month of June 2016 since the conferment of Autonomous to the institution. The Controller of Examinations (COE) office is responsible for the announcement of academic calendar, preparation of question papers, conduction of continuous internal assessment (CIA) tests and semester end examinations (SEE), valuations of answer scripts, announcement of results, printing and issuing of grade sheets to the students and recommendations to the University for the award of degrees.

There shall be examinations at the end of each semester, for odd semesters in the month of October/November; for even semesters in April/ May. A candidate who does not pass the examination in any course(s) may be permitted to appear in such failed course(s) in the subsequent examinations to be held in October / November or April / May. However candidates who have arrears in Practical’s shall be permitted to take their arrear Practical examination only along with Regular Practical examination in the respective semester.

Attendance Requirements and Detention Policy

It is desirable for a candidate to put on 100% attendance in each course. In every course (theory/laboratory), student has to maintain a minimum of 75% attendance including the days of attendance in sports, games, NCC and NSS activities to be eligible for appearing in Semester End Examination of the course.

For cases of medical issues, deficiency of attendance in each course to the extent of 10% may be condoned by the College Academic Committee (CAC) on the recommendation of Head of the department if their attendance is between 75% to 65% in every course, subjected to submission of medical certificates, medical case file and other needful documents to the concerned departments.

The basis for the calculation of the attendance shall be the period prescribed by the institute by its calendar of events. For late admission, attendance is reckoned from the date of admission to the program.

However, in case of a student having less than 65% attendance in any course, s/he shall be detained in the course and in no case such process will be relaxed. A candidate shall put in a minimum required attendance at least three (3) theory courses for getting promoted to next higher class / semester. Otherwise, s/he shall be declared detained and has to repeat semester. Students whose shortage of attendance is not condoned in any subject are not eligible to write their semester end examination of that courses and their registration shall stand cancelled.

A student not be promoted to the next semester may seek readmission into that semester when offered next. If any candidate fulfills the attendance requirement in the present semester, he shall not be eligible for readmission into the same class. Any student against whom any disciplinary action by the institute is pending shall not be permitted to attend any SEE in that semester.

Promotion Policies

The following academic requirements have to be satisfied in addition to the attendance requirements for promotion / completion of regular B.Tech programme of study.

For students admitted into B.Tech (Regular) program

  1. A student shall be promoted from IV semester to V semester of program of study, only if s/he fulfills the academic requirement of securing 50% of credits from the examinations held up to end of III semester including supplementary examinations.
  2. A student shall be promoted from VI semester to VII semester of program of study, only if s/he fulfills the academic requirements of securing 50% of credits out of which all 48 credits from I and II semesters shall be completed, from the examinations held up to V semester including supplementary examinations.

For students admitted into B.Tech (lateral entry students) program

A student shall be promoted from VI semester to VII semester only if s/he fulfills the academic requirements of securing 50% credits from the examinations held up to V semester including supplementary examinations.

Question Paper Pattern:

The semester end examinations (SEE)  is conducted for 70 marks of 3 hours duration. The syllabus for the theory courses is divided into FIVE units and each unit carries equal weightage in terms of marks distribution. The question paper pattern is as follows. Two full questions with “either‟ “or‟ choice will be drawn from each unit. Each question carries 14 marks. There could be a maximum of three sub divisions in a question. The emphasis on the questions is broadly based on the following criteria:

50 % To test the objectiveness of the concept
30 % To test the analytical skill of the concept or

20 %

To test the application skill of the concept

Issue of Hall Tickets for Autonomous Examinations:

Students who enroll for a PG / UG programme shall appear for all the end semester examinations need to apply for the end semester examinations through ‘On-line’ registration system. The online exam application link is available in the Intellect CMS portal (www.iare.ac.in).

In case of students having arrear examinations, they need to choose the arrear courses at the time of online-submission of exam applications. The fee for arrear courses alone need to be paid through college office/bank separately. Upon successful completion of the online exam application procedure within the stipulated time period as communicated by the Controller’s office, the student may take out his own ‘Hall-Ticket’ in the printed format from Intellect CMS portal.

The student may not be able to apply for the online examination using his registration details if s/he has semester payment dues. If s/he falls short of the required percentage of attendance, s/he may not be able to download the Hall-Ticket.

Note: The online exam application weblink and hall ticket printing facility may be kept open for students’ access only for a limited period of time as will be announced during the end of each semester. Beyond this time period, no student may have access to do so. Students who fail to apply through online mode for semester examinations may not be permitted to appear for the exams under any circumstances. Students who fail to print their own hall-ticket within this ‘access-period’ may not be permitted to appear for the exams under any circumstances.

Evaluation:

Evaluation of answer books for all examinations shall be done centrally. All the answer scripts shall be shuffled subject wise and coded before they are sent for valuation. The theory papers of semester end examination are subjected to DOUBLE VALUATION both by internal examiner and external examiner. The first valuation of the answer scripts should be done by the internal faculty, teaching the subject. The second evaluation should be done by an examiner faculty outside the college. In case of difference of more than 15% of marks, the answer paper shall be re-evaluated by a third examiner appointed by the Examination Committee and marks awarded by this examiner shall be taken as final.

Photo/Scan Copy of  Assessed Answer  Book/S

The application for obtaining Photo/Scan copy/ies of answer book shall have to be filled online within three (3) working days from the date of declaration of result of the examination or issue of the statement of marks, whichever is earlier.

Retotalling 

The application for obtaining retotaling of answer book shall have to be filled online within three (3) working days from the date of declaration of result of the examination or issue of the statement of marks, whichever is earlier. Applied for retotaling of answer book, the discrepancy of following nature is examined:  

  • Mistake in totalling
  • Non assessment of a question / sub-question if required

Revaluation of Assessed Answer Book/S

If the examinee is not satisfied with the marks awarded, he/she may apply for revaluation of answer book in prescribed format online within three (3) working days from the date of declaration of result of the examination or issue of the statement of marks, whichever is earlier. The revaluation facility shall be for theory papers only.  The revaluation of answer book shall not be permitted in respect of the marks awarded to the scripts of practical examination / project work (including theory part) and in viva voce / oral / comprehensive examinations.

Award of marks after revaluation:

The revaluation marks are lesser than the original marks, the original marks shall be retained. If the marks after revaluation are higher than the original marks, the revaluation marks shall be awarded upto a maximum of 15 marks. If the difference of marks between original marks and revaluation is more than 15, the answer book will be evaluated by a second valuer. After the second valuation:

CASE – A: Average of nearest two marks

Example

Original Marks Revaluation Marks Second Revaluation Marks Final Marks after Revaluation
20 50 46 48
30 48 31 31
OR

CASE – B: When the difference between the nearest two marks in the original, revaluation and the second valuation is equal than the average of higher two marks

Example

Original Marks Revaluation Marks Second Revaluation Marks Final Marks after Revaluation
20 40 30 35
48 80 64 72

Makeup Examination:

The makeup examination is conducted to benefit the students who missed the internal (CIA) exams due to medical grounds as well as for those who missed the CIA exams on genuine grounds. The make-up examination shall have comprehensive online objective type questions. The syllabus for the make-up examination shall be the whole syllabus covered till the end of the semester under consideration and will be conducted at the end of the semester.

Makeup examination consists of Section-A and Section-B. The total time duration of each course is 90 minutes. The section-A consists of 20 questions and each carries ½ marks for a correct answer. No Negative Marking for Wrong Answers. The section-B consists of 10 questions of critical thinking and each carries 2 marks for a correct answer. The 25% of the marks is reduced for the wrong answer.

Betterment of SEE marks in the courses already passed for B.Tech Programme:  

Students who clear all the courses in their first attempt and wish to improve their CGPA shall register and appear for betterment of marks for one course of any theory courses within a period of subsequent two semesters. The improved marks shall be considered for classification / distinction but not for ranking. If there is no improvement, there shall not be any change in the original marks already awarded.

Only one chance per course shall be permitted and the student must specify the improvement courses separately while applying for the examination. This scheme is only meant for purposeful improvement of a student’s grade point average and such students who avail this facility may not be considered eligible to complete for Autonomous Ranks.

Revision of Regulations & Curriculum:

The institute may from time-to-time revise, amend and change the regulations and the curriculum, if found necessary. Any such change shall be communicated through Circulars from the Principal’s Office or through Dean - Academic.