New update about the degree exam according to the UGC guidelines

As we all know that due to this lockdown all the exams have been delayed. Most of you are in dilemma that the exams are going to be conducted or not. By going through this in think you may get a clarity.

According to the guidelines which was given by the University Grants Commission (UGC) which was Published on 29-04-2020.

If in case the situation of COVID-19 pandemic does not appear to be normal then UGC is in a plan to give grading to students by considering 50% from there Internal assessments and 50% from previous semester for intermediate semester students. Keep going to know in detail...

Because of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. As all universities and colleges are closed due to national lockdown, the teaching – learning process and research activities have been badly disrupted. The schedule of examinations has also got disturbed. Ensuring the health, safety and security of the students, faculty and staff and also to continue academic activities.

In order to tackle the pandemic COVID-19 in the educational institutions and to ensure continuity in teaching- learning process UGC have issued certain guidelines and advisories from time to time and have taken concrete steps to impart online education by making the best use of e-resources which are available on UGC have suggested to use Google Classroom, Google Hangout, Cisco Webex Meeting, You Tube Streaming, OERs, SWAYAM Platform and SWAYAMPRABHA (available on Doordarshan) etc


The universities may adopt efficient and innovative modes of examinations by reducing the time from 3 hours to 2 hours assigned to each examination, if need arises but without compromising the quality, so that the process may be completed in multiple shifts.

The universities may conduct Terminal / Intermediate Semester examinations in offline / online mode, as per their Ordinances and Regulations, Scheme of Examinations, observing the guidelines of “social distancing” and keeping in view the support system available with them and ensuring fair opportunity to all students.

Terminal semester (The last/final semester of a course) for PG/ UG courses may be conducted by universities as suggested in the academic calendar keeping in mind the protocols of “social distancing”. For intermediate semester the universities may conduct examinations, after making a comprehensive assessment of their level of residential status of the students.

In case the situation does not appear to be normal in view of maintaining “social distancing” considering safety and health of the students, grading of the students could be given 50% marks on the based on internal evaluation adopted by the universities and the remaining 50% marks can be awarded on the basis of performance in previous semester. In the situations where previous semester or previous year marks are not available,100% evaluation may be done on the basis of internal assessments.

If the student wishes to improve the grades, he/she may appear in special exams for such subjects during next semester.

The scheme of “Carry forward” (for the subjects in which the student has failed) will be allowed for the current academic year in the universities and every student will be promoted to next semester/year. However, such students may clear the examination for the course in which he/ she has failed or absent whenever the examination is held next. This provision for intermediate semester examinations is only for the current academic session (2019-20) in view of COVID-19 pandemic.


The following calendar is suggested for the academic session 2019-2020:

Admissions to the UG and PG programmes for the session 2020-21 may be completed by 31.08.2020.

The Academic Session 2020-21 may commence from 01.8.2020 for old students and from 01.09.2020 for fresh students.

So if in case the situation of COVID-19 pandemic appear to be normal then the institutions may conduct exams in the month of july if not then they may give grading to students by considering the guidelines which was given by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

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