A – College Examinations
Besides periodic class tests, there shall be First Terminal and Annual Examinations for the First Year +2 students and Half yearly, Pre-Test and Test Examinations for students of second year +2 (Arts and Science) and all three years of degree classes, every year.
i) Every student is required to appear at all these examinations during a session for consideration of her promotion to the next higher class or for appearing the CHSE/University Examination as the case may be.
ii) A student who is found in possession of incriminating material or copying or taking recourse to any unfair methods in the examinations shall be refused promotion which she might have otherwise earned or penalised in any other manner which is deemed proper.
B- Annual H.S. Examination conducted by CHSE, Odisha Examinations Act and Regulations, 1982 (Extracts)
1 – Eligibility :
Students registered under the council are eligible to appear at the Annual Examination in Arts/Science streams. For purpose of such examinations as a regular course of study, a candidate should satisfy the council that –
i) He/She has completed not less than two Academic sessions after passing the High School Examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Examination,
Odisha a some other examination recognised by the CHSE as equivalent there to in one or more affiliated institutions recognised by the council for the purpose of such examination.
ii) He/She has completed one Academic year (after passing qualifying examination) in a similar course conducted by the CBSE, ISC or Board of any other states of India and has been promoted to the second year class on the basis of the examination conducted by the institution in the first year.
iii) A candidate can take the Higher Secondary Examination in Arts privately only on production of proficiency certificate from the Head of an institution.
iv) One examination in second year i.e. Annual Examination followed shortly by an instant Examination.
v) Requisite attendance as specified under separate head `Attendance’ (see column E on relevant subject) is a mandatory requirement for sitting in the examination.
vi) For Higher Secondary Examination 30% in Theory 40% in practical are the pass marks. However mark of aggregate 35% is necessary for passing.
vii) Minimum aggregate required for 1st Division is 60% and above, 2nd Division is 50% to 59% and for 3rd Division is 35% to 49%.
C – +3, Three Year Degree Examination
(Extracts of the Utkal University Regulation for Bachelor of Arts, Science and commerce Examinations 2002 – 2003 on wards)
The Three Year Degree Course leading to Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce of Utkal University shall be spread over a period of three Academic years. A candidate for BA/BSc/B.Com shall be required to pass the following examinations.
(a) First University Examination
(b) Second University Examinations
(c) Final University Examinations
1. – Eligibility :
(i) Any registered student of the University may be admitted into the First Examination if he/She has completed in one or more Colleges admitted for the purpose of such examination in the subjects in which he/she offers a regular course of study for not less than one academic year after passing the Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the CHSE, Odisha or any other examination recognised by CHSE, Odisha and Utkal University as equivalent thereto, provided he is not otherwise ineligible to appear the said examination.
ii) Any registered student of the University may be admitted to the Second Examination for Bachelors Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce if he/She has cleared the first examination and the Final Degree Examination for the Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Science/Commerce if he has cleared the second Examination in the concerned stream or has appeared the said examination and has thereafter completed a regular course of study for not less than one academic year in the second / Final year course in one or more colleges admitted for the purpose of such examination in the subjects which he/she offers, provided that he/she is not otherwise ineligible for appearing the said examination.
iii) Filling up of forms for the examination in each year is mandatory. If a student does not fill up the form for the examination in the relevant year (1st University or 2nd University examination) she will neither be promoted to next higher class nor shall she be allowed to take the year back examination.
Studentship of such students shall cease at the end of the academic year.
2. Pass marks and classification of successful candidates:
(a) Aggregate mark for passing the degree examination shall be the sum total of the aggregate of First, second and Final Examination taken together.
(b) Pass – A minimum of 30% in each subject in the case of subjects without practicals and 30% marks in each theory paper and 40% in each practical paper in the case of subjects with practical components and a minimum of 36% of marks in aggregate.
(c) Pass without Honours :
A minimum of 30% in each subject and a minimum of 36% in aggregate in subjects other than Honours and less than 45% but not less than 36% in Honours subjects.
(d) Pass without Honours and with Distinction
A minimum of 30% in each subject and minimum of 36% in aggregate in subjects other than Honours and a minimum of 50% in aggregate for pass and Honours subjects combined.
(e) Second Class Honours
A minimum of 30% in each subject and a minimum of 36% in aggregate in subjects other than Honours and a minimum of 45% marks or more but less than 60% in Honours subjects.
(f) Second Class Honours with Distinction
In addtiion to second class Honours a minimum of 50% marks secured in subjects other than Honours in first appearance.
(g) First Class Honours
A minimum 30% in each subject and minimum of 36% in aggregate in subjects other than Honours and a minimum of 60% or more in Honours.
(h) First Class Honours with Distinction
In addition to First Class Honoursa minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in subjects other than Honours in first appearance.
Rules for back paper appearance
(1) A candidate failing to secure a minimum of 30% in pass subject or a minimum of 40% in each practical paper either in 1st Year, 2nd Year and Final Year Examination may be allowed to appear in those subjects in not more than two chances (examinations) immediately following the examination for which she was first registered to clear the back paper(s).
(2) A candidate who has obtained only a Second Class (Hons.) or passed without Honours can reappear at any Examination for the Honours paper of her choice to improve his/her results within two subsequent chances.
(3) If a candidate fails to secure the pass marks in the aggregate she may reappear in one or more subjects (papers) of her choice from either the First, Second or Final Examination to make up the deficiency. This chance shall be available to a candidate in maximum of two subsequent chances (examinations)only following the final examination in which he/she was first registered within 5 years of first registration to first degree examination.
D – Registration
Every student of the College is ipsofacto a registered student of CHSE on admission into the +2 course or the Utkal University on admission to the +3, Three years Bachelors Degree course in Arts on payment of the stipulated registration fees charged by the CHSE or the University as the case may be. Such fee is to be paid to the College at the time of admission along with other admission fees.
This registration is essential for permission to sit for the CHSE/University Examination and the registration receipt issued by the council/University is required to be produced at the time of filling up application forms for admission to the Annual H. S. / each University Examination.
E- Attendance at General, Tutorial and Practical Classes :
Each year a student is required to attend in each subject a minimum of 75 percent of lectures in theory, practicals and tutorials calculated separately in order to be eligible for promotion to the next higher class or for being sent up for the council/University Examination.
i) Deficiency in attendance to the extent of 15 percent in exceptional cases may be condoned.
ii) The syndicate/Controller, CHSE may grant further condonation of shortage of attendance to the extent of 10 percent in respect of candidates who represented the University/Council or state on deputation for any inter-University or National Camp competition games or sports to be recorded in writing.
iii) A candidate may be permitted to take up one of the MIL subjects without the requirement of attendance at lectures, if a college in which he or she is admitted is not affiliated in that subject.
There is no law to help a student in case his/her percentage of attendance falls below the irreducible minimum of 60% during an academic year, in the event of which they will not be allowed to sit in the council/University examinations under any circumstances irrespective of however good their past performance in the class may have been.
F – Malpractice in Examinations
Malpractice in Examinations is a Cognizible offence. A student involved in any such act, apart from being debarred from the examination may have to face criminal proceedings amounting to imprisonment and fines. Those abating such acts are also liable to such prosecution.
Orissa Act 2 (Extract) 1988
The Odisha conduct of examinations Act, 1988
An Act to provide for Penal Action for adoption of unfair means at certain Examinations held in the State and other matters connected therewith.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the State of Odisha in the Thirty Ninth year of the Republic of India as follows :
1. The Act may be called the Odisha Conduct of Examination Act, 1988.
2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires :
a) “Recognised Examination” means an Examination specified in the schedule and includes, evaluation, tabulation, publication of result and all other matter connected therewith.
b) “Unfair Means” in relation to any recognised examination means taking or giving or attempting to take or give any help, other than one permissible, if any, under the rules applicable there to, from any material, written, recorded or printed or relayed or from any person, in any form whatsoever.
Prohibition of use of unfair means at examination
3 (a) No person shall adopt or take recourse to unfair means at any recognised examination.
(b) No person shall aid, abate or conspire in the use of unfair means to any recognised examination.
Restriction on copies of question paper and offer of information
4. No person, who is not lawfully authorised or permitted by virtue of his duties to do so, shall before the time fixed for distribution of copies of question papers to examinees at a recognised examination.
(a) procure, attempt to procure or possess such question paper or a posterior or a copy thereof, or
(b) impart or offer to impart information which he knows or has reason to believe is related or is derived from or has a bearing upon such question paper.
Prevention of Leakage by persons entrusted with examination work
5. No person who is entrusted with any work connected with a recognised examination shall except in the discharge of his duties directly or indirectly divulge or cause to be divulged or known to any other person any information or part there of which he has come in possession in the discharge of his duties.
Restriction on fake papers
6. No person shall procure, possess, distribute or otherwise publish or cause to be published any question paper as being the one or purporting to be the one that is to be given or likely to be given at an ensuing recognised examination.
Prohibition of loitering etc, near examination center etc.
7.(a) No person, save in the discharge of his duties shall during the hours when a recognised examination centre or where any evaluation or tabulation work relating to a recognised examination is done.
(b) Two hours preceding the commencement of such examination, evaluation or tabulation work on any date on which such examination is conducted or evaluation or tabulation work is done.
Commit or cause to be committed any of the following acts within the premises where in the recognised Examination is held or at any place where Evaluation or Tabulation work is done or at any public or private place within a distance of one hundred meters of such premises or the place of Evaluation or Tabulation work namely.
ii) Distribution or otherwise publishing any paper or other matters relating to such examination ; or
iii) Indulging in such other activity as is likely to be prejudicial to the conduct of such Examination or is likely to affect the secrecy thereof :
Providing that nothing contained in this section shall apply in respect of bonafied activities of Examinees, appearing at the Examination which is conducted at such Examination Centre.
9. Whoever contravenes any of the provisions of section 3 to 8 shall,, on conviction, be punished with imprisionment for a term wich may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees but shall not be less than five hundred rupees or with both.
10. i) An offence under this Act shall not be investigated by an Officer below the rank of a Sub-Inspector of Police.
ii) All offences under this Act shall be cognizable and non-bailable.