• Candidates are required to be at the examination hall at least 15 minutes before the commencement of each paper but shall not enter the hall until they are requested to do so by the Supervisor.
  • No candidate shall be admitted to the examination hall for any reason whatsoever after the expiry of 15 min from the commencement of a one credit-based examination and half an hour from the commencement of a two/three credit-based examination. Nor shall a candidate be allowed to leave the hall until half an hour has lapsed from the commencement of examination or during the last 15 minutes of the examination.
  • On admission to the hall, a candidate shall occupy the seat allotted to him/her and shall not change it except on the specific instruction of the Supervisor.
  • Examination stationery (i.e., answer books, continuation sheets etc.) will be issued as and when necessary. No answer book or continuation sheet issued to a candidate may be torn, crumpled, folded or otherwise mutilated. No papers other than those issued to him/her by the Supervisor or Invigilator shall be used by a candidate. All material supplied whether used or unused, other than the answer scripts, shall be left behind on the desk and not removed from the examination hall.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring only the required writing materials, admission card, University identity card and specified type of calculator, into the examination hall. Mobile phones or any other communication equipment are strictly prohibited.
  • A candidate may be required by the Supervisor to declare any item in his/her possession or person.
  • No candidate shall have on his/her person or in his/her clothes or on the Admission Card, Time Tables or any other object he/she is permitted to bring into the examination hall, any notes, signs and formula or any other unauthorized material. Books, notes, parcels, hand bags, mobile phones etc. which a candidate has brought with him/her should be kept at a place indicated by the Supervisor/Invigilator. The Supervisor shall not take the responsibility in case any of these materials kept is lost.
  • Every candidate shall enter his/her index number at the appropriate place on the answer book and on every continuation paper. He/She shall also enter all necessary particulars as indicated in the cover of the answer book. A candidate who inserts in his/her script an index number other than his/her own is liable to be considered as having attempted to cheat. The Supervisor/Invigilator has the authority to check the answer scripts of candidates. A script that bears no index number or an index number which cannot be identified, is liable to be rejected. Candidates shall not write his/her name or any other identifying mark on the answer scripts.
  • A candidate shall have his/her Student Identity Card and the admission card with him/her in the examination hall on every occasion he/she presents himself/herself for a paper. His/Her candidature is liable to be cancelled if he/she does not produce the Identity Card when requested to do so. If he/she failed to bring his Identity Card on any occasion, he/she shall sign a declaration in respect of that paper for which he/she has not produced the Identity Card and produce the Identity Card to the Deputy Registrar (DR)/Senior Assistant Registrar (SAR)/Assistant Registrar (AR) Examinations on the following day. If a candidate loses his/her Identity Card during the course of an examination, he/she shall obtain a duplicate Identity Card from the DR of the Faculty, for production at the examination hall.
  • At each examination paper, the candidates should sign the admission cards in the presence of the Supervisor or Invigilator. The admission cards shall be handed over to the Supervisor/Invigilator at the last paper of the candidate.
  • Candidates shall bring their own pens, ink, erasers, pencils or any other approved equipment or stationery which they have been instructed to bring.
  • Candidates are under the authority of the Supervisor and shall assist him/her by carrying out his/her instructions and those of the Invigilators, during the examination and immediately before and after it.
  • Every candidate shall conduct himself/herself in the examination hall and its precincts so as not to cause disturbance or inconvenience to the Supervisor or his/her staff or other candidates. In entering and leaving the hall, he/she shall conduct himself as quietly as possible. A candidate is liable to be excluded from the examination hall for disorderly conduct.
  • Absolute silence shall be maintained in the examination hall and its precincts. A candidate is not permitted for any reason whatsoever to communicate or to have any dealings with any person other than the Supervisor or Invigilator. The attention of the Supervisor or Invigilator shall be drawn by the candidate by raising his/her hand from where he/she is seated.
  • After the examination has commenced no candidate shall be permitted to leave the examination hall even temporarily. In case of an emergency, the Supervisor or Invigilator shall grant him/her permission to do so but the candidate will be under his/her constant surveillance.
  • Candidates shall stop work promptly when ordered by the Supervisor or Invigilator to do so. If this instruction is not strictly followed the Supervisor or Invigilator has the authority to make an endorsement to this effect on the answer scripts and/or report to the authorities.
  • All calculations and rough work shall be done only on paper supplied for the examination and shall be cancelled and attached to the answer scripts. Such work should not be done on admission cards, timetables, question papers or on any other paper. Any candidate who disregards these instructions is liable to be considered as having written notes or outlines of answers with the intention of copying.
  • Any answer or part of the answer which is not to be considered for the purpose of assessment, shall be neatly crossed out by the candidate. If the same question has been attempted in more than one place the answer or answers that are not to be considered shall be neatly crossed out.
  • Every candidate shall hand over the answer script personally to the Supervisor or Invigilator or remain in his seat until it is collected. On no account shall a candidate hand over his/her answer script to an attendant, a minor employee or another candidate.
  • A candidate who has handed over his/her answer script shall under no circumstance be entitled to call it back.
  • No candidate shall remove his/her or any other candidate’s answer script from the examination hall.
  • No candidate shall copy or attempt to copy from any book or paper or notes or similar material or from the scripts of another candidate. Nor shall any candidate either help another candidate or obtain help from another candidate or any other person. Nor shall any candidate conduct himself/herself so negligently so that an opportunity is given to any other candidate to read anything written by him/her or to watch any practical examination performed by him/her. Nor shall any candidate use any other unfair means or obtain or render improper assistance at the examination.
  • No candidate shall submit a practical or field book or dissertation or project study or assessment or answer script which has been done wholly or partly by anyone other than the candidate himself/herself.
  • No person shall impersonate a candidate at the examination, nor shall any candidate allow himself to be impersonated by another person.
  • If circumstances arise, which in the opinion of the Supervisor necessitate cancellation or postponement of the examination, he/she shall stop the examination, collect the scripts already written and then report the matter as soon as possible to the authorities.
  • The Supervisor or Invigilator is empowered to request any candidate to make a statement in writing on any matter which may have arisen during the course of the examination and such statement shall be signed by the candidate. No candidate shall refuse to make such statement or refuse to sign it. Noncompliance will be dealt with disciplinarily.
  • Every candidate who registers for an examination shall be deemed to have sat the examination unless:

He/she is permitted by the senate for valid reasons to withdraw from such examination on a ground acceptable to the senate within the specified period


He/she submits a medical certificate prior to the commencement of the examination. The Medical Certificate shall be from the University Medical Officer (UMO). If this is not possible the Medical Certificate should be obtained from a Government Medical Practitioner and submitted to the University Medical Officer at the earliest possible time, but in any case not later than one week from the first day of the examination. Medical Certificates from private practitioners may be considered but these will need recommendation from the UMO. In the case of candidates who are falling sick during (or in the midst of) an examination the Medical Certificate should be submitted at the earliest possible time, but in any case not later than one week from the date of the first paper that the candidate has not been able to attend.

  • When a candidate is unable to present himself/herself for any part or section of an examination he/she shall notify or cause to be notified this fact to the DR/SAR/AR Examinations, immediately. This should be confirmed in writing with supporting documents within 48 hours by registered post.
  • A student eligible to sit the examination shall be deemed to have sat the first scheduled examination irrespec­tive of whether he/she has actually sat or not unless the Senate is satisfied that he/she has been prevented from sitting the examination due to illness or any other reasonable cause.
  • Candidates who are unsuccessful at the first attempt will be given two further consecutive attempts to complete the examination. The student shall be deemed to have sat the examination irrespective of whether he/she sat or not unless the Senate is satisfied that he/she has been prevented from sitting the examination due to illness or any other reasonable cause.
  • No student shall sit an examination, if he/she has exhausted the number of attempts that he/she is allowed to sit that particular examination, unless he/she has been granted special permission to do so by the senate.

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