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Assessment Scheme (Semester System)

The important features of the internal assessment scheme are as follows:

1.1.  The scheme for Internal Assessment shall be followed in the regular stream only, and shall be applicable to the students admitted from the academic session 2003-04 onwards (i.e. to begin with for the first year students) in undergraduate degree courses.

1.2.   Internal Assessment marks shall be shown separately in the Marks Sheet issued by the University and these marks shall be added to the semester examination marks for determining the division of the student. 25% of the maximum marks in each paper in undergraduate courses shall be assigned for Internal Assessment and the remaining 75% marks for the semester University Examination; the time duration and other modalities of the annual/semester Examination with respect to this 75% component shall remain as per existing schemes of examination for various undergraduate courses.

1.3   For the Semester Examination Scheme, there shall be 10% weightage assigned to Class Test/ Quiz(s) to be conducted by each college, for all subject in B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc. courses and all papers of the Main Subject in Honours courses.

1.4   Each student shall be assessed on the basis of written assignments/tutorials as well as on the basis of project reports/term papers/ seminars. There shall be 10% weightage for such written assignment; and project reports /presentations/term papers/ seminars. Each student shall be given at least one written assignment per paper in each Semester.

1.5   There shall be 5% weightage for regularity in attending lectures and tutorials, and the credit for regularity in each paper, based on attendance, shall be as follows:


House Examination (Annual Mode) / Class Test(Semester Mode) : 10%

Written Assignment/Tutorial/Presentation/Projects : 10%

Weightage of Attendance  : 5%


More than 67% but less than 70%     :        1 mark

70% or more but less than 75%          :           2 mark

75% or more but less than 80%           :           3 mark

80% or more but less than 85%           :           4 mark

85% and above                                           :          5 mark

          [Medical certificates shall be excluded while calculating credit towards marks to be awarded for regularity, though such certificates shall continue to be taken into account for the purpose of calculating eligibility to appear for examinations as per the existing provisions of Ordinance VII.2.9.(a)(ii).]

     Ideally a student should attend all Lectures, Preceptorials, Tutorials and Practical hel during the year in all the subjects (or papers). In case the student is unable to do so, then she/he must have:

A minimum of 66.67% in lectures, Preceptorials, Tutorials and Practical separately in all the subjects (or Papers) for all the three years of the course. Failing this, she / he will not be permitted to appear at the annual examination.

Please note that 66.67% attendance is also required in the concurrent courses separately in each year, failing which the student will be detained.

The University rules permit a student to appear in the annual examination if he/she has not less than 40% attendance in I-year and not less than 55% attendance in I& II year (combined) in Lectures and Practical separately provided she/he signs an undertaking that the shortage in attendance will be made up in the following year. A failure to secure 66.67% in all the three years combined in Lectures, Preceptorials, Tutorials and Practical taken separately will make the student in eligible to appear at the annual examination. It should also be noted that a minimum attendance of 40% in each year is a must.

Students who have missed classes on account of :

A serious disabling illness.

Participation in Sports activities.

Participation in an Inter-College, Inter-University event.

Should submit to the College office a medical/participation certificate duly signed by Teacher-in-charge. The Principal may consider, on the basis of the Medical Certificates produced, exceptionally hard cases of students who had fallen ill or had met with an accident during the year disabling them from attending classes for a certain period, with a view to determining whether the lectures etc. delivered during the said period, or part thereof, could be excluded for purposes of calculation of attendance of the year and decide each case on its own merits.

Attendanceofdetainedcandidateswillbecalculatedafreshfortheyearshe/hehasrejoined.Attendance for the years already passed will however, remain unchanged.

Students failing to attend a minimum of 66.67% of the Lectures/ Tutorials/Preceptorials /practical classes

Will not be permitted to appear in the University Examination.


2.    The promotion criteria shall be as per the existing Ordinances for University Examinations, as applicable to respective courses. In addition, the same criteria shall apply to the total of the University Examination and the Internal Assessment, taken together. There shall be a Moderation Committee for Internal Assessment in each College, discipline-wise, which shall comprise of the senior most teacher in the department, the teacher-in-charge of the department and the previous teacher-in-charge of the department.

3.    With the introduction of Internal Assessment, the maximum marks for the University Examination in each paper shall stand reduced accordingly.

4.    The promotion criteria shall be as per the existing Ordinance for University Examination, as applicable to respective courses. In addition, the same criteria shall apply to the total of the University Examination and the Internal Assessment in the College, taken together.

5.    There shall be a Monitoring Committee for Internal Assessment in every College. This Committee shall be responsible for the entire process of Internal Assessment in the College, including redressal of grievances, if any.

6.(i)         In the case of students who repeat one or more paper(s), or all papers of Part-I or Part-II or Part-III, the Internal Assessment marks shall be carried forward.

(ii) In the following special cases, in lieu of Internal Assessment, students shall be awarded marks (for the previous years' papers) in the same proportion as the marks obtained in that paper in the University Examination:

(a) Students whom igrate from other Universities to the University of Delhi in the IIndYear;

(b) Students who fail in the Part-I Examination of Honours Courses and join Pass/General Courses in the IInd year; and

(c) Students who transfer from 1s tyearPass /General Courses to Honours Courses in the 2nd year.

(iii) Students whom igrate from non-formal streams in the University of Delhi (i.e. School of Correspondence Courses and Continuing Education, Non-Collegiate Women's Education Board and Non-Formal Education Cell, formerly External Candidates Cell) to the Regular stream and vice versa, shall carry as such the marks obtained in the preceding year(s).

7     In the case of a student who is selected as a member of the N.C.C. to participate in the annual N.C.C. Camps or is deputed to undertake Civil Defence work and allied duties, or in the case of a student who is enrolled in the National Service Scheme and is deputed to various public assignments by or with the approval of the Head of the institution concerned, or a student who is selected to participate in sports or other activities organized by the Inter-University Board or in national or international fixtures in games and sports approved by the Vice-Chancellor, or a student who is required to represent the University at the Inter-University Youth Festival, or a student who is required to participate in periodical training in the Territorial Army, or a student who is deputed by the College to take part in Inter-College sports, fixtures, debates, seminars, symposia or social work projects, or a student who is required to represent the College concerned in debates and other extra-curricular activities held in other Universities or such other activities approved by the Vice-Chancellor, the following provision will apply:

A student in the categories listed above, will have to fulfill the requirement of written assignments and projects/term papers/ seminars/field-work with the flexibility, however, that he/she may, if necessary, be allowed additional time for submission of written assignments.

A student in the categories listed above, who is unable to write the House Examination on account of his/her participation in such aforesaid activities may be assessed by the College through an alternative mode in lieu of the House Examination. This may be done only in exceptional circumstances.

A student in the categories listed above, will get the benefit of attendance for Internal Assessment for the classes missed as per the existing provisions of Ordinance VII.2.(9)(a)(i).

According to University rules, the total period of absence in case of State/National level sports events and in International sports events should not exceed 30 days and 40 days respectively, including the journey period, in an academic year.


Sports / ECA benefits to be adjusted by changing the denominator and should not exceed 1/3rd of the total number of lectures held per year.

Medical benefits to be recorded only and not included for internal assessment.