H.M.S Institute of Technology is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University. It is the premier Technical University in Karnataka. All examinations pertaining to Undergraduate (Bachelor of Engineering) and Postgraduate (Master of Business Administration) studies are conducted by University through its regional centers. The University will announce its academic calendar for the conduction of classes for both odd and even semesters also releases examination schedule.
.A candidate shall secure a minimum of 50 marks (Including internal assessment and University exam marks i.e. minimum 35 marks) for passing the theory subjects in case of Bachelor degree and minimum of 75 marks (including internal assessment marks i.e. minimum 25 and University exam marks i.e. minimum 50) for passing the theory subjects in case of Master Degree. Each subject of theory or practical will have a maximum internal assessment marks of 25 and for seminars internal assessment marks is 50 in case of Bachelor degree and 50 marks in case of Master degree. If a candidate fails to secure a minimum of 50% of the internal assessment marks (12/25, 25/50) in practical or 50% of marks in project work, such a candidate is not eligible to take the corresponding subject in the semester examination. Such candidates should have to repeat the laboratory work/project work during the subsequent semester and should secure at least the minimum marks prescribed by the University.
The University follows semester scheme of examination pattern and examinations will be conducted twice in a year. 1) Even semester examinations for all branches are tentatively scheduled between June – July of that academic year. 2) Odd semester examinations for all branches are tentatively scheduled between Dec - Jan of that academic year
Results will be announced in the University’s web site ‘results.vtu.ac.in’, 15 days from the date of last examination. If the candidate is found any discrepancy with their results of the University exams they are eligible to go for revaluation, re-totaling and to get a photo copy of their answer script provision is provided by the University to apply for challenge revaluation.
There is no restriction for promotion from odd semester to even semester, provided the candidate has fulfilled the attendance requirement. A candidate is eligible for promotion from even to odd semester or to the next academic year provided the candidate has not failed in more than 4 subjects (including laboratory) of the immediately preceding 2 semesters and should have passed in all the subjects of the lower semesters. A candidate who has not obtained eligibility for any of the odd semester after a period of 3 academic years is not eligible for continuing the course and will be declared as Not Fit for Technical Education (NFTC).
Candidate who has passed all the stipulated examinations from 1st to 8th semester and 1st to 4th semester is eligible for awarding the Bachelor Degree and Master Degree respectively. However declaration of the class of the Bachelor Degree will be based on the performance of the candidate in the first attempt from 5th to 8th semester exams taken together.
I. Not less than 70 percent of marks in the first attempt of 5th to 8th semester is awarded first class with distinction degree.
II. Not less than 60 percent but less than 70 percent of the marks in the first attempt of 5th to 8th semester is awarded first class degree.
III. Not less than 40 percent but less than 60 percent of the marks in the first attempt of 5th to 8th semester is awarded second class degree.
For example, if you have a 3-hour exam in which you must answer 4 essay-style questions, then that means 45 minutes per question. BUT you should allow yourself 5 minutes at the start (to read the questions and decide on the ones you will attempt) AND 15 minutes at the end - see below. That leaves you 40 minutes per question
Now start on the first question, but stop immediately when the 40 minutes has passed. Don't worry if you have not finished the question - you have left 15 minutes at the end, so you can come back to this question and any others that you need to finish off.
Tackle your second question, and again stop after 40 minutes, and similarly for the third and fourth questions
If you always adhere rigidly to this approach you will maximise your chances of success. You will never run out of time for all the questions because you have kept some time in reserve. Equally important, you will have scored the highest overall mark that you possibly can get, because exam marks follow the rule of "diminishing returns" - you get most of the marks for a question early on (in the first 20-30 minutes), and after that you have to work harder and harder for the remaining marks. In fact, the last 10% of marks for a question is almost impossible to get - very few examiners will give a mark above 80 or 90%. [The reason is simple: however good your answer might be, it could always be better, so a marker is reluctant to give full marks. Perhaps it shouldn't be that way. But that's life.]
You would be surprised at the number of students who miss out questions and therefore fail an exam or obtain a lower degree class than they deserve. The reason is obvious - they cannot answer all the questions (usually because they didn't revise) and so they decide to spend all their time on the questions they can answer.
This is foolish. For example, if you can answer only 3 of the required 4 questions then you cannot possibly get more than 75% of the marks for the whole exam. But it even worse than that - even if you get three first-class marks (70%) for your three questions, this is still only 210 marks out of the possible 400. That's 53%, which is only just above the D/C borderline (or the third/ lower second class borderline).
Even if you think you know nothing about a topic, you can always get a few marks by making some sensible comments, and that can make the difference of a grade
The same advice applies to questions that require you to answer several parts - each part of a question has marks allocated to it, and if you miss out a part then you cannot get the marks for it.(asdasdsad)
For example, if you are asked to write about the wall structure of bacteria then you will get no marks at all for mentioning the other features of bacteria - the membrane, the genome, etc. You get marks only for the wall. The moment that you start to write about other things, the examiner will write "irrelevant" in the margin of your answer book, and will only start giving marks again when you get back onto the subject. In short, you are wasting your own valuable time, and getting no marks for it.
You almost certainly will be told to cross out the rough notes. But my advice is NEVER CROSS THEM OUT. Remember that anything you cross out cannot be marked, but if you leave your rough notes then the examiner should look through them (if only briefly). Perhaps you made a point in your notes that you forgot to put into your proper answer. That can count in your favour.
Imagine that you are spending your evenings and weekends ploughing through 400 exam answers - because that's what examiners do!
In a few Honours examinations you might be asked to write 'long essays' (time allocation of 1.5 hours or even 3 hours). However, this does not mean that you have to write for 1.5 or 3 hours. Instead, it means that you have enough time to assemble your thoughts and construct your answer carefully. The answer itself might not take more than 1 hour or 1.5 hours to write.
In all other examinations the essay-style questions are shorter. For example, you might be asked to answer four essay-style questions in a 3-hour exam (see the Microbiology 3m examination papers, for example). These essay-style questions require a large amount of relevant factual information, and understanding of the subject. However, you would not be expected to produce a polished and grammatically correct essay. The important thing is to write down as much relevant information as possible, while sticking rigidly to the question that was set.
Short-answer questions (SAQs)
SAQs typically have 8-10 minutes time allocation (but check this carefully, because the time allocation does vary). The best approach to these questions is to produce short notes, with as much relevant information as possible in the time allowed. If you really know the material you should get full marks for these questions
The system is composed of the central Network Operating Centre (NOC) at the university campus and Examination Data centres (EDC) at the affiliated colleges or DODE Centres at geographically dispersed locations. NOC at the university connects to the EDCs and is responsible for providing the managed services for conducting online, offline and mock examinations. The operations performed at EDCs include, the receipt of applications from students including payment of fee, attendance upload, the internal marks upload and printing of hall tickets for the students. The major part of the operations at the exam centre includes the receipt of question papers from the university just before the examination, printing the question papers and conducting examination.
All activities related to evaluation are conducted at pre-defined evaluation centres. The tasks undertaken at the evaluation centres includes the assignment of dummy numbers to the answer scripts, scanning of answer scripts, segregation of questions and answers and the assignment of answer scripts for evaluation. The final activity is the upload of marks.