UGC Revised Guidelines On Semester Exams 2020 – Final Year Exams held in September

UGC Revised Guidelines On Semester Exams 2020 – Final Year Exams held in September

Finally, the University Grants Commission has released the UGC Guidelines for the pending Final Semester Exams 2020. The pending University / college exams for Final Year Students has been made compulsory or mandatory for all the students. Moreover, universities and higher education institutions have been provided time until end of September 2020 to hold the exams.

UGC Revised Guidelines on Exams & Academic Calendar for the Universities in view of COVID-19 Pandemic

UGC Revised Guidelines on Exams - 6th July 2020

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities in View of COVID-19 Pandemic and Subsequent Lockdown on 29th April, 2020. In these Guidelines it was proposed to conduct the examinations in July 2020. The said Expert Committee was requested to revisit the Guidelines for Examinations and Academic Calendar as the number of COVID cases are still rising and likely to increase further. The Report of the Expert Committee was considered and approved by the Commission in its emergent meeting held on 6th July 2020.

Note :

  • Terminal semester meaning : The last/final semester of a course.
  • Intermediate semester meaning : The semester other than last/final semester or first semester.

In continuation to earlier Guidelines issued on 29.04.2020 and based on the Report of the Expert Committee, the following Revised Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities in view of COVID-19 Pandemic were also approved by the Commission in its emergent meeting held on 6th July 2020:

UGC Revised Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar

In view of the emerging situation related to COVID-19 pandemic in India, it is important to safeguard the principles of health, safety, fair and equal opportunity for students. At the same time, it is very crucial to ensure academic credibility, career opportunities and future progress of students globally. Academic evaluation of students is very important milestone in any education system. The performance in examinations gives confidence and satisfaction to the students and is a reflection of competence, performance and credibility that is necessary for global acceptability.

1. Mode of Terminal Semester/ Final Year Examinations (2019-20)

The universities are required to complete the examinations by the end of September, 2020 in offline (pen & paper)/ online/ blended (online + offline) mode following the prescribed protocols/ guidelines related to COVID-19 pandemic.

2. Provision of Examination through Special Chance 

In case a student of terminal semester/ final year is unable to appear in the examination conducted by the University for whatsoever the reason(s) may be, he/she may be given opportunity to appear in special examinations for such course(s)/ paper(s), which may be conducted by the university as and when feasible, so that the student is not put to any inconvenience/ disadvantage. The above provision shall be applicable only for the current academic session 2019-20 as a one-time measure.

3. Backlog of Papers in Respect of Terminal Semester(s)/ Final Year Students 

The students of terminal semester/ final year students having backlog should compulsorily be evaluated by conducting examinations in offline (pen & paper)/ online/ blended (online + offline) mode as per feasibility and suitability.

4. The guidelines regarding intermediate semester/ year examinations will remain unchanged as notified on 29th April, 2020.

5. The relevant details, if need be, pertaining to the Admissions and Academic Calendar in the universities and colleges shall be issued separately in place of those mentioned in the earlier guidelines issued on 29th April, 2020.

6. Notwithstanding the above guidelines regarding conduct of examination and commencement of next academic session, every university/ institution has to ensure that it is prepared in all respects to carry out the academic activities following necessary protocols/guidelines/directions/advisories issued by the Central/State Governments and MHRD/ UGC from time to time, in view of COVID-19.

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21 thoughts on “UGC Revised Guidelines On Semester Exams 2020 – Final Year Exams held in September”

  1. Greetings to all facilities,
    Please make an affidavit attach on to the website of JNTUA, is we will take full responsibility of students.. if any one get infected, home quarantine facilities and so on and we are ready to write exams

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  2. Sir ..we want information about the passed out students of r13 batch who had their backlogs ..
    Please kindly give information sir as early as possible ..

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  3. sir when are the btech exam will be conducted for R09 batch supplement of semester 2-1. please let me know as I live in other state so that I can reach hyderbad

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  4. Sir, we are R13 passed out students. Now we have 1st year 1subject backlog whether the university is conducting exam or it will be passed…
    We are all waiting for your decision
    The UGC is not mentioned about passed out students or passed out regulations. Please tell me sir, if you know this…
    We are all waiting Sir,……..

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  5. sir, we want the information about the passed out students who have backlogs remained, they are waiting for their certificates for getting their jobs further, when will be their exams conducted or any other options sir, we request to look into this sir please

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  6. sir exams conduct cheste menu ibbandi padatamu hostel ku vellina tarvata anni marchipota desition fast ga cheppandi plss Chala Mandi students satamatamavutunnaru

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  7. Final exams are backlog exams must be conducted at native place of students ( those who have required resident of present native place) .give this relaxation

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  8. Sar, రెడ్ జోన్ లో, కంటైమెంట్ జోన్ లో ఉన్నస్టూడెంట్స్ సంగతి, ఎక్సమస్ విషయం లో చాలా టెన్షన్ కి గురి అవుతున్నారు, చాలా మాంది students backlog subjects ఉన్నాయి, vall పరిస్థితి సార్,

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  9. sir, we want the information about the passed out students who have backlogs remained, they are waiting for their certificates for getting their jobs further, when will be their exams conducted or any other options sir, we request to look into this sir please

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  10. సర్ 2 వ సంవత్సరం విద్యార్థులు కి పరీక్షలు నిర్వహిస్తారు

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