EXAMINATION PATTERN FOR UNDER GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

(40-60 Pattern) for TY of Academic year 2021-22 and Year down students

General Rules

  • There shall be a Semester pattern of examination.

  • Degree course of B.A. and B.Com. of three years shall be divided into 6 Semesters.

  • The First year (F.Y.) will have 2 Semesters – Semester I and II.

  • The Second year (S.Y.) will have 2 Semesters – Semester III and IV.

  • The Third year (T.Y.) will have 2 Semesters – Semester V and VI.

  • The medium of answering the examination shall be English only.

  • The duration of registration will be valid for a course as per the formula given below:

  • N+2= M

    Where N= duration of the course

    In exceptional cases it may be:

    M+1

  • Hence, for an under graduate 3 year B.A./B.Com course the validity for registration would be 3+2 = 5 years (M) and in exceptional cases 5+1 =6 years (M+1).

  • For any reason whatsoever, on expiry of the validity of the registration, the student will have to re-register for the entire course.

  • Similarly, on failure to appear/ clear all subjects/papers in the course, during the duration of valid registration, the student would be required to re-register for the course.

  • About Evaluation

  • There shall be continuous assessment and evaluation of the students during each semester.

  • There shall be total of 100 marks evaluation per subject / paper during each semester.

  • Out of the total of 100 marks, internal evaluation would be of 40 marks and external (Semester end) evaluation would be of 60 marks. (40 + 60 pattern).

  • Internal 40 marks would comprise of -

  •      a. 20 marks for Assignments,

         b. 20 marks for Mid-Semester examination.

  • A student will have to score a minimum of 24 marks out of 60 in external examination AND a total 40 marks out of 100 in order to pass in each subject.

  • No separate passing is required in internal examination out of 40 marks.

  • If a student scores less than 24 marks out of 60 in his external (Semester-end) examination, then on his mark sheet it will be reflected as ‘F’ for failed in the External marks column and Total marks column, even if his total marks (Internal + External) are more than 40 out of 100.

  • External 60 marks and Internal 40 marks Mid Semester and Semester-end examination would be conducted in each Semester.

  • From the academic year 2017-18 students who pass in all subjects will get Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) at the end of each semester. Students will get Cumulative Grade Point Average(CGPA) at the end of 6th Semester for B. A /B. Com

  • Grading System

  • The grade system of awarding of grade will be as follows:

  • Sr.No. Letter
    Grade
    Points Marks
    1 O 10 80-100
    2 A+ 9 70-79.99
    3 A 8 60-69.99
    4 B+ 7 55-59.99
    5 B 6 50-54.99
    6 C 5 45-49.99
    7 P 4 40-44.99
    8 F 0 0-39.99
    9 AB 0 0

About ATKT and Backlog

  • A student shall be allowed to keep terms (ATKT) for the Second year, if he has a backlog of up-to a maximum of four subjects of the First Year examination, which consists of Semester I and II together.

  • A student shall be allowed to keep term (ATKT) for the Third Year, if he has no backlog of the First Year.

  • All Semester-end examinations are proposed to be conducted every 6 months, allowing a failed student to clear his backlog.

  • For any backlog examination, extra fees shall be charged per subject/course.

Revaluation:

  • Students who wish to apply for revaluation have to apply within a stipulated period of time given by Examination section for a photocopy of their answer paper on payment of necessary fees.

  • Students have to apply for revaluation, based on the photocopy of their answer paper.

  • Students may apply for a maximum of 3 papers for revaluation on payment of revaluation fees per paper.

Degree Certificate:

  • The students will have to apply with Savitibai Phule Pune University (SPPU) for their Degree Certificate after completing their Graduation.

Discipline Rules

  • No student is allowed to use any copy material during the examinations or indulge in any forgery, impersonation or any other unfair practices during any of the examinations or submission of assignments, failing which the student will be liable for strict disciplinary action taken by the College Authority.

  • Use of mobile phones or any other electronic gadget by a student in the examination hall is strictly prohibited, failing which the student shall be liable for a strict disciplinary action.

  • For the purpose of investigating unfair means resorted to by students at the examination, the Board of Examinations shall appoint a Committee as per the provisions made under Section 32(6) (a) of the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994. This committee shall investigate all unfair means cases reported during the examinations. The final decision of the committee will be binding upon the students involved in the Unfair means

  • The College Authority reserves the right to take any fair, just and appropriate decision required in any situation and the decision taken by the College Authority shall be final and binding on the students.

  • The College Authority also reserves the right to take any appropriate disciplinary action in any other situation not set out in these rules and the decision of the College Authority shall be final and binding on each student.

  • Examination form filling, payment of examination fees and completing all the necessary formalities is mandatory, without which no permission will be granted to appear for examination.

Important Note:

  • If there is any change in the examination related rules and procedure, the details will be informed to the students through college website. Students have to regularly check the updates posted on college website.

Examination Pattern for Undergraduate Degree Programmes (70-30 Pattern)

General Rules

  • There shall be a Semester pattern of examination.

  • Degree course of B.A. and B.Com. of three years shall be divided into 6 Semesters.

  • The duration of registration will be valid for a course as per the formula given below:

  • N+2= M

    Where N= duration of the course

    In exceptional cases it may be:

    M+1

  • Hence, for an under graduate 3 year B.A./B.Com course the validity for registration would be 3+2 = 5 years (M) and in exceptional cases 5+1 =6 years (M+1).

  • For any reason whatsoever, on expiry of the validity of the registration, the student will have to re-register for the entire course.

  • Similarly, on failure to appear/ clear all subjects/papers in the course, during the duration of valid registration, the student would be required to re-register for the course.

  • About Evaluation

    • There shall be continuous assessment and evaluation of the students during each semester under the 70+30 Pattern.

    • There shall be total of 100 marks evaluation per subject/course during each semester.

    The total of 100 marks would consist of 3 components as given below:

    (i) Component 1 – Internal for 50 marks

  • This would comprise of a combination of minimum 2 or more assignments/activities/book reviews/quiz/competitions/article reviews etc.

  • (ii) Component 2 - Internal for 20 marks

  • This would comprise of a Mid semester examination

  • (iii) Component 3 – Semester End for 30 marks

  • This would comprise of a Semester-end examination.

  • Hence, the 70+30 pattern would comprise of Internal evaluation of 70 marks (components 1+2) plus an External evaluation of 30 marks (component 3), totaling 100 marks (components 1+2+3)

  • IT IS MANDATORY FOR A STUDENT TO PASS SEPARATELY UNDER EACH OF THE 3 COMPONENTS OF THE EXAMINATION

    A student will have to score:

  • a minimum of 20 Marks out of 50 in Internal 1 assessment,

  • a minimum of 8 marks out of 20 from Internal 2 assessment

  • a minimum of 12 marks out of 30 in semester end examination and a total of 40 marks out of 100 in order to pass in each subject.

  • It may be noted, that even though a student may have scored a total of 40 or more marks out of 100, through any of the 2 components of the examination, but has failed or not appeared for the third component, he will be considered as ‘Failed’ in the given subject

  • Students who pass in all subjects will get Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) at the end of each semester. Students will get Cumulative Grade Point Average(CGPA) at the end of 6th Semester for B. A /B. Com

  • Students will have to acquire minimum of 132 credits i.e.127 (122+3 (EVS)+2(Physical Education)) from academics and minimum 5 credits from Value Addition Non CGPA Courses

  • Grading System

  • The grade system of awarding of grade will be as follows:

  • Sr.No. Letter
    Grade
    Points Marks
    1 O 10 80-100
    2 A+ 9 70-79.99
    3 A 8 60-69.99
    4 B+ 7 55-59.99
    5 B 6 50-54.99
    6 C 5 45-49.99
    7 P 4 40-44.99
    8 F 0 0-39.99
    9 AB 0 0

    About ATKT and Backlog

  • A student shall be allowed to keep terms (ATKT) for the Second year, if he has a backlog of up-to a maximum of four subjects of the First Year examination, which consists of Semester I and II together.

  • A student of second year shall be allowed to keep term (ATKT) for the Third Year, if he has no backlog of the First Year.

  • All Semester-end examinations are proposed to be conducted every 6 months, allowing a failed student to clear his backlog.

  • For any backlog examination, filling of Backlog Form is compulsory. Extra fees shall be charged per subject/course.

  • Revaluation:

    The following Revaluation system will be followed:

  • Students who wish to apply for revaluation have to apply within a stipulated period of time for a photocopy of their answer paper on payment of necessary fees.

  • Students have to apply for revaluation, based on the photocopy of their answer paper.

  • Students may apply for a maximum of 3 papers for revaluation on payment of revaluation fees per paper.

  • Degree Certificate:

    The students will have to apply with Savitibai Phule Pune University (SPPU) for their Degree Certificate after completing their Graduation.

    Discipline Rules

  • No student is allowed to use any copy material during the examinations or indulge in any forgery, impersonation or any other unfair practices during any of the examinations or submission of assignments, failing which the student will be liable for strict disciplinary action taken by the College Authority.

  • The use of mobile phones, any kind of wrist watches or any other electronic gadget by a student in the examination hall, (when appearing for off-line examinations), is strictly prohibited, failing which the student shall be liable for a strict disciplinary action.

  • For the purpose of investigating unfair means resorted to by students at the examination, the Board of Examinations shall appoint a Committee as per the provisions made under Section 32(6) (a) of the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994.

  • This committee shall investigate all unfair means cases reported during the examinations. The final decision of the committee will be binding upon the students involved in the Unfair means

  • Only transparent writing pads and pen/pencil pouches are allowed during (off-line) examinations.

  • The College Authority reserves the right to take any fair, just and appropriate decision required in any situation and the decision taken by the College Authority shall be final and binding on the students.

  • The College Authority also reserves the right to take any appropriate disciplinary action in any other situation not set out in these rules and the decision of the College Authority shall be final and binding on each student.

  • Examination form-filling, payment of examination fees and completing all the necessary formalities as per schedule is mandatory, without which no permission will be granted to appear for examinations.

  • Important Note:

  • If there is any change in the examination related rules and procedure, the details will be informed to the students through college website. Students have to regularly check the updates posted on college website.

Examination Rules for the “B.A/B.Com" Degree with Honours Programme:

  • Students will have to acquire total 148 credits.

  • A student would have to complete three core papers in subject of specialization with four credits each. A student would also have to complete an inter-disciplinary paper with three credits and research methodology with three credits and Life Skills with 3 credits for the completion of the course along with S.Y. & T.Y. regular papers. A student has to complete Project for 2 credits consisting of 100 marks in semester VI.

  • A student who qualifies for the Degree with Honours Programme will get the mark sheet reflecting a record of marks, in all the additional papers, and the subject of specialization.

  • Students have to maintain 75% attendance for all core papers.

  • 100 % attendance is required for Interdisciplinary Paper and Life Skills Paper (students are allowed to miss only two lectures for each semester)

  • In case of inadequate attendance, the student will not be allowed to appear for final examination.

  • Students securing an aggregate 'B+' grade in the total Academic components (Regular + Honours Programme) at the end of 3 years will qualify for the Degree with Honours.

Examination Pattern for Postgraduate Degree Programmes

General Rules

  • There shall be a Semester pattern of examination.

  • The College follows a Semester pattern of examination. Degree courses of M.A. and M.Com. each with a duration of two years are divided into 4 semesters.

    • The First year (F.Y.) has two semesters – Semester I and II

    • The Second year (S.Y.) has two semesters – Semester III and IV

  • The medium of answering the examination shall be English only.

  • The duration of registration will be valid for a course as per the formula given below:

  • N+2= M

    Where N= duration of the course

    In exceptional cases it may be:

    M+1

    Hence

    For Post graduate 2 year M.A/M.Com course the validity for registration would be 2+2 = 4 years (M) and in exceptional cases 4+1 =5 years (M+1)

    For any reason whatsoever, on expiry of the validity of the registration, the student will have to re-register for the entire course.

    Similarly, on failure to appear/ clear all subjects/papers in the course, during the duration of valid registration, the student would be required to re-register for the course.

    About Evaluation

  • There shall be continuous assessment and evaluation of the students during each semester.

  • There shall be total of 100 marks evaluation per subject / paper during each semester.

  • Out of the total of 100 marks, internal evaluation would be of 40 marks and external (Semester end) evaluation would be of 60 marks. (40 + 60 pattern).

  • Internal 40 marks would comprise of -

  • a) 20 marks for Project

    b) 20 marks for Mid-Semester examination.

  • A student will have to score a minimum of 24 marks out of 60 in external examination AND a total 40 marks out of 100 in order to pass in each subject.

  • No separate passing is required in internal examination out of 40 marks.

  • If a student scores less than 24 marks out of 60 in his external (Semester-end) examination, then on his mark sheet it will be reflected as ‘F’ for failed in the External marks column and Total marks column, even if his total marks (Internal + External) are more than 40 out of 100.

  • External 60 marks and Internal 40 marks Mid Semester and Semester-end examination would be conducted in each Semester.

  • The students who pass in all subjects will get Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA) at the end of each semester. Students will get Cumulative Grade Point Average(CGPA) at the end of the 4th Semester

  • Grading System

  • The grade system of awarding of grade will be as follows:

  • Sr.No. Letter
    Grade
    Points Marks
    1 O 10 80-100
    2 A+ 9 70-79.99
    3 A 8 60-69.99
    4 B+ 7 55-59.99
    5 B 6 50-54.99
    6 C 5 45-49.99
    7 P 4 40-44.99
    8 F 0 0-39.99
    9 AB 0 0

    About ATKT and Backlog

  • ATKT (Allowed to keep term) is allowed for all subjects. If a student does not clear all the papers in semester I, he can appear for semester I backlog along with regular semester II papers and so on.

  • All Semester-end examinations are proposed to be conducted every 6 months, allowing a failed student to clear his backlog.

  • For any backlog examination, extra fees shall be charged per subject/course.

  • Revaluation:

    The following Revaluation system will be followed.

  • Students who wish to apply for revaluation have to apply within a stipulated period of time given by Examination section for a photocopy of their answer paper on payment of necessary fees.

  • Students have to apply for revaluation, based on the photocopy of their answer paper.

  • Students may apply for a maximum of 3 papers for revaluation on payment of revaluation fees per paper.

  • Degree Certificate:

  • The students will have to apply with Savitibai Phule Pune University (SPPU) for their Degree Certificate after completing their Post-graduation.

  • Discipline Rules

  • No student is allowed to use any copy material during the examinations or indulge in any forgery, impersonation or any other unfair practices during any of the examinations or submission of assignments, failing which the student will be liable for strict disciplinary action taken by the College Authority.

  • The use of mobile phones, any kind of wrist watches or any other electronic gadget by a student in the examination hall, (when appearing for off-line examinations), is strictly prohibited, failing which the student shall be liable for a strict disciplinary action.

  • For the purpose of investigating unfair means resorted to by students at the examination, the Board of Examinations shall appoint a Committee as per the provisions made under Section 32(6) (a) of the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994. This committee shall investigate all unfair means cases reported during the examinations. The final decision of the committee will be binding upon the students involved in the Unfair means

  • The College Authority reserves the right to take any fair, just and appropriate decision required in any situation and the decision taken by the College Authority shall be final and binding on the students.

  • The College Authority also reserves the right to take any appropriate disciplinary action in any other situation not set out in these rules and the decision of the College Authority shall be final and binding on each student.

  • Examination form filling, payment of examination fees and completing all the necessary formalities is mandatory, without which no permission will be granted to appear for examination.

  • Important Note:

  • If there is any change in the examination related rules and procedure, the details will be informed to the students through college website. Students have to regularly check the updates posted on college website.

Rules For Value Added Credits

Grant of additional marks for extra-curricular activities: Ordinance 0.163

(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other Ordinance, maximum fifteen marks may be granted to candidate appearing for University examination of any degree, diploma or certificate, as an incentive, for his Participation in any one or more of the following activities:

    (a) National Cadet Corps;

    (b) National Service Scheme;

    (c) Savitribai Phule Pune University Inter-zonal Sports Tournament/ Inter University Sports Tournament/      All India Inter University Sports Tournament:

    (d) Savitribai Phule Pune University Level or State Level Inter University/Inter-University Zonal Cultural     (debating/ elocution/ dramatics /moot court, etc.)/ Research (Avishkar) or All India Inter-University     Cultural (debating/ elocution/dramatics/ moot court, etc.)/ Research (Anveshan) competition and such     other competitions subject to approval by the Academic Council of Symbiosis College from time to     time.

(2) The additional marks shall be added

    (a) To any head/s of passing or to any subject/s, as case may be, in the examination if the student has     failed in such heads of passing/ subject/s and if such additional makes enable the student to get     necessary passing marks

    OR

    (b) To any subject, if such additional marks enable the student to get benefits of exemption. Such     additional marks only as are required for examination shall be given. After the grant of additional marks     under clauses (a) and (b) above, if there is any balance of marks, it shall be added to the total number of     marks of the examination.

  OR

  (c) To the total number of marks, secured by the candidate in the examination:

    Provided that the additional marks shall not be taken into consideration for the purpose of award of any     prize, scholarship, merit list or for such other similar purposes.

(3) The additional marks shall be granted to the candidate only for that examination during the course of which the candidate has participated in the activities mentioned in Clause 1.

    These additional marks shall not be carried forwarded to the next examination. However, in case of the     courses where the marks of the lower examination and higher examination of that course are combined      at the time of declaration of result or the final year of that course, the additional marks, if any, added to     the total marks of the lower examination shall only be shown on the statement of marks of the higher     examination of that course. The benefit of marks of second year will not be given to the third year.

Note: The candidate shall be eligible to get maximum fifteen additional marks once only for any of the activities mentioned above, if performed by him in any year, and only for an examination of one course.

(4) Additional marks shall be granted to the student subject to the conditions mentioned hereunder:

  (i) A candidate who has enrolled in NCC and has attended 75% parades out of total number of parades and one annual training camp prescribed for NCC, will get ten marks.

  (ii) Out of the cadets mentioned in Sub-Clause (i) above, those who have participated in National Integration Camp/National Thal Sena Camp/R.D. Parade, New Delhi/Army Attachment camp or a National Level Camp approved by NCC Group Head Quarter, will get five marks,

  (iii) The cadets fulfilling the conditions mentioned in (i) and (ii) above at a time, will get maximum fifteen marks in that particular academic year.

(b) NSS:

  (i) A candidate who has enrolled in NSS and has completed 120 hours of effective work and attended the necessary one special campus required under NSS Programme and/or has participated in State Level 'Av Hand activity, will get ten marks.

  (ii) A candidate who has participated in NSS and has completed 120 hours of effective work and participated State level and National Level R.D. Parade, will get five marks.

OR

  (ii) A candidate who has participated in NSS and has completed 120 hours of effective work and participated in National/international Integration Camp/National Adventure Sports Camp, e.g.
mountaineering, paragliding, skiing, etc. organized by NSS on behalf of Youth Sports Mantralaya of Central Government, will get five marks.

  (iii) Candidates fulfilling the conditions mentioned in (1) and (ii) above at a time, will get maximum fifteen marks in that particular academic year.

(c) Sports:

  (i) A candidate participated in Pune University Inter-Zonal Sports Tournaments through Savitribai Phule Pune University Sports Department, will get five marks in that particular academic year.

OR

  (ii) A candidate participated in State Level Inter University and/or West/South Zone Inter University and/or All India Inter University Sports Tournaments through Savitribai Phule Pune University Sports Department Will get ten marks in that particular academic year.

OR

  (iii) A candidate participated in All India Inter-University Sports Tournament sponsored by Association of Indian Universities (A.I.U.) New Delhi, and obtained first/second/third rank in that Sports Tournament, will get fifteen marks in that particular academic year.

(d) Cultural/Research Competition:

  (i) A candidate participated in Savitribai Phule Pune University Level Cultural/Research Competition of events approved by the Chancellor, will get five marks in that particular academic year.

OR

  (ii) A candidate participated in State Level Inter/University Zonal Cultural/Research (Avishkar) Competition through Savitribai Phule Pune University Students' Welfare Department, will get ten marks in that particular academic year.

OR

  (iii) A candidate participated in All India Inter-University Cultural/Research (Anveshan) Competition sponsored by Association of Indian Universities (A.I.U.), New Delhi, through Savitribai Phule Pune University Students' Welfare Department and obtained, first/second/ third rank in that competition, will get 15 marks in that particular academic year.

(5) A student shall submit a certificate in a prescribed format before the date of commencement of his examination along with fee of Rs. 20/ for the grant of additional marks along with necessary original certificate/s or copies thereof countersigned by the Principal of the College/Head of the Recognized Institution. No certificate received after commencement of examination shall be entertained by College.

(6) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to provisions of this ordinance, the Principal may in consultation with the Head of the concerned department or Chairperson of the concerned activity give his decision in such a particular case. The decision of the Principal shall be final and binding in such matters.

Rules For Specially Abled Students