Evaluation Procedure


University has decided to conduct the descriptive end examination pattern from this year. Examination of all learners (new as well as existing) will be of descriptive type from this year. Repeater learners will also be required to take descriptive type examination. A student shall need to successfully complete all the courses in the academic program (including Industrial Training course, if any) to successfully complete the academic program. The performance at the examinations for all the courses in the academic program (except those which are “exempted”) shall determine the overall class or division or Cumulative Grade Performance Average (CGPA).

Marks system:

  • 1. For the purpose of evaluation, there are three types of courses, namely, (i)Theory Courses (ii) Practical Course (iii) Project Course
  • 2. For Theory Courses, there will be two components in examination, namely, (i) Continuous Assessment (CA) and (ii) End Examination (EE).
  • 3. The Continuous Assessment (CA) for a Theory Course shall consist of activities including assignment, class test and seminars to be set, organized and evaluated by the respective study centre. The marks obtained by each student (20% of the total marks) in a format given in by examination section must be submitted by the Study Centre (SC) before the commencement of the EE, to the Controller of Examinations (CoE). The mark statement of the students shall be displayed on the Notice Board by the SC and shall be uploaded by the YCMOU on its websites.
  • 4. The EE (of 80 marks) shall be set, organized and evaluated under supervision and control of the Controller of Examination, YCMOU. The EE shall consist of compulsory questions of 5 marks each.
  • 5. For successful completion of a Theory Course, the examinee must secure at least 40 % marks in the EE AND at least 40% in combined total of CA and EE. In case the candidate does not complete a theory course successfully, (s) he may take the EE as a repeater student by paying requisite fee and by following stipulated procedure. No repeat examination in CA will be taken. (Explanation: A person has, (for a course of 100 total marks), secured 20 marks out of 20 in CA and has secured 20 marks out of 80 in EE, thus has secured aggregate 40 marks out of 100. She shall not be treated as “passed” because she has not secured 40 % marks in EE. On the other hand, a person who has obtained 5 marks out of 20 in CA (less than 40%) and 35 marks out of 80 in EE (more than 40%) thus securing 40 marks out of 100 in aggregate is treated as successful as she has secured more than 40% in EE and more than 40% in aggregate.)
  • 6. There are standard errors of measurements (SEM) in any measurement process, including the psychometric process of student evaluation. To make up for injustice which may cause to examinees failing to secure required minimum marks by less than 1 SEM of marks, “grace” marks are awarded only for the Theory courses and Theory part of the Theory-cum-practical courses. There shall be grace marks awarded to examinees to the extent of 4% of maximum marks for the aggregate (CA+EE). Such grace marks shall be added to EE part only if the result of such operation results in the examinee becoming successful in completion of the course. Thus, for theory course of 100 marks (EE+CA), examinees who secured EE marks (out of 80) of 28,29,30 and 31 shall be given grace marks of 4,3,2,1 respectively, provided such addition results in the successful completion of the course. The modified marks shall be shown in the EE part of the mark statement.
  • 7. For Practical Courses an end examination of maximum marks, shown in the course structure, shall be conducted at an examination centre with the facilities of laboratory for conduct of practical activities.
  • 8. The examinees, for the Practical courses, shall be evaluated with the following criteria. Actual Performance of the examinee shall carry a weight of 60 %, the workbook Journal 20 %, and a Viva of 20 %. A candidate must secure 40% or more marks out of 100 marks to successfully complete the practical courses.
  • 9. No repeater examination in Continuous Assessment will be conducted.
  • 10. The Project Work type of courses shall carry marks as defined in the course structure. Of these marks to be allotted, 50% marks are to be assigned by Internal Examiner and 50% by the External Examiner. The evaluation will be based on the performance of the examinee in Viva Voce, Project Report and Presentation based on the Project work. The student needs to secure 40% marks in the Project Examination to successfully complete the course.

Students Evaluation with Grade system:

The system of examination shall be same as that with the marking with the following additional changes:

  • 2. The marks scored by the examinee shall be converted into grade points by dividing the marks scored in the aggregate and dividing the resulting number by maximum marks, multiplying the result by ten, retaining the integer part (ignore the fractional part). Thus if a person has secured 56 marks out of 100 marks in aggregate for a course, we get (56/100)x10 which is 5.6. Ignoring the fraction, we get 5 as the grade point.
  • 3. Letter Grade: It is an index of the performance of students in a said course. Grades are denoted by letters O, A+, A, B+, B, C, P and F. The UGC recommends a 10-point grading system with the following letter grades and points as given below:
  • Award of passing certificate

    • Award of Diploma: A learner becomes eligible for the award of diploma after successful completion of the course components included in the diploma programme.
    • Award of Degree: A learner becomes eligible for award of degree after successful completion of the courses included in the concerned degree programme.

    Letter Grade and description

    Grade Point

    O (Outstanding)




    A(Very Good)




    B(Above Average)




    P (Pass)




    Ab (Absent)