Grading System

GRADING SYSTEM (FROM 2011 ONWARDS)

  • Passing minimum for UG course is 40% of marks in the End of Semester Examination and 40% of the total marks in the Internal Continuous Assessment and End of Semester Examination put together in each paper.
  • Passing minimum for PG course is 50% of the marks in the End of Semester Examination and 50% of the total marks in the Internal Continuous Assessment and End of Semester Examination put together in each paper.
  • Minimum credits required (2008-2009 onwards)
    1. Three year UG Programme : 140
    2. Two year PG Programme : 100
    3. MCA Programme : 145
    4. B.Voc. : 180
    5. M.Phil. : 36

Marks and Grades

The following tables give the marks, their corresponding grade points, letter grades and grade description that indicate the performance of the candidate in a course/paper.

Undergraduate Degree Course (CBCS)

RANGE OF MARKS GRADE POINTS LETTER GRADE DESCRIPTION
90-100 9.0-10.0 O Outstanding
80-89  8.0-9.0 D+  Excellent
75-79 7.5-7.9 D Distinction
70-74 7.0-7.4 A+ Very Good
60-69  6.0-6.9 A Good
50-59 5.0-5.9 B Average
40-49 4.0-4.9 C Satisfactory
00-39 0 U Re-appear
ABSENT 0 AAA  ABSENT

Postgraduate Degree Course (CBCS)

RANGE OF MARKS GRADE POINTS LETTER GRADE DESCRIPTION
90-100 9.0-10.0 O Outstanding
80-89  8.0-9.0 D+  Excellent
75-79 7.5-7.9 D Distinction
70-74 7.0-7.4 A+ Very Good
60-69  6.0-6.9 A Good
50-59 5.0-5.9 B Average
40-49 4.0-4.9 C Re-appear
ABSENT 0 AAA  ABSENT

Classification for the UG & PG Programmes

The following tables list the grading and the final result classification for all the UG and PG programmes.

UG Programme (6 Semesters)

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (CGPA)  GRADE  CLASSIFICATION OF FINAL RESULT
9.5-10.0 O+ First Class –
Exemplary*
9.0 and above but below 9.5  O
8.5 and above but
below 9.0
D++ First Class with
Distinction*
8.0 and above but
below 8.5
D+
7.5 and above but
below 8.0
D
7.0 and above but
below 7.5
A++ First Class
6.5 and above but
below 7.0
A+
6.0 and above but
below 6.5
A
5.5 and above but
below 6.0
B+ Second Class
5.0 and above but
below 5.5
B
4.5 and above but
below 5.0
C+ Third Class
4.0 and above but
below 4.5
C
0.0 and above but
below 4.0
U Re-appear

PG Programme (4 Semesters) and MCA (6 Semesters)

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE (CGPA)  GRADE  CLASSIFICATION OF FINAL RESULT
9.5-10.0 O+ First Class –
Exemplary*
9.0 and above but below 9.5 O
8.5 and above but
below 9.0
D++ First Class with
Distinction*
8.0 and above but
below 8.5
D+
7.5 and above but
below 8.0
D
7.0 and above but
below 7.5
A++ First Class
6.5 and above but
below 7.0
A+
6.0 and above but
below 6.5
A
5.5 and above but
below 6.0
B+ Second Class
5.0 and above but
below 5.5
B
0.0 and above but
below 5.0
U Re-appear

* Candidates who pass in the first attempt and within the prescribed semester of the UG/PG programme are eligible.

Passing of Results

Results are passed by the Board of Examiners of the departments concerned and submitted to the Academic Council of the College for approval after which the Principal recommends the eligible students for award of the Degrees to the University of Madras

Provision to Appeal

Appeals against results of the End of Semester Examination may be sent to the Controller of Examinations by the student concerned within seven days of the publication of the results. Only UG students who have secured 20% of marks or more and PG students who have secured 30% of marks or more in the End of Semester Examination are eligible to apply for revaluation. Appeal for each paper should be made separately. A fee of Rs.750/- will be charged for each paper under appeal. The appeals will be scrutinized and approved by the Appeals Committee, whose decision shall be final.

Supplementary Examination

UG and PG students appearing in the Final Semester ESE will be permitted to take Instant Examination immediately after the publication of the Examination Results, in the event of their being unsuccessful in the Final Semester Exams, subject to the following conditions:

  1. Supplementary Examination can be taken only in the theory paper belonging to the Final Semester.
  2. Students will be permitted to take only one theory paper belonging to the final semester.
  3. The students should not have any other arrear, other than the paper for which he/she seeks
    Supplementary exam.
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