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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.

Chief of the Academic & Exam EDC of HMSIT

  • Name : Dr. Joel Hemanth
  • Designation : M.Tech., Ph.D Professor & HOD,
  • Qualification : Civil Engineering
  • Ph :0816-2214304 Mob: +91 9449485788
  • Email Id : principal@hmsit.ac.in , dsrajendraprasad@yahoo.co.in
  • Ten key steps to examination success

    • Prepare for the examination. There is little time for formal revision at the end of teaching in Semester 1, so you must revise as you go along!
    • Look at past papers. This prepares you for the types of question you will be asked, and the time you will have to answer each question. If there has been any major change in the format of the examination, then you will have been told about this in the course literature
    • Never try to 'spot' questions and never revise selectively. This is a recipe for disaster. Even if your predicted topics do come up in the exam, there is no guarantee that you will be able to answer the specific questions that were set on these topics. Instead, you should go into the exam with enough knowledge to answer questions on any of the major topics in a course
    • • During the examination, organise your time effectively. N.B. This is the single most common cause of under-achievement in exams.

      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.]

    • Always answer the full number of questions
    • 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)

    • Read the question carefully, underline all the relevant words, and stick rigidly to the question as set. Again this might seem obvious, but again many students fail to follow this advice. Remember that examiners think very carefully about the wording of every question, and expect your answer to be directly on that topic. No examiner asks you to "Write everything you know about a subject"!

      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.

    • For every question, stop writing after the first few minutes and re-read the question, then stop again to recheck before your time is up. Be absolutely honest with yourself, and ask 'Have I drifted off the subject?' This is surprisingly easy to do, and if you don't stop to check periodically then you drift into "irrelevant".
    • Make rough notes at the start of a question, so as to organise your thoughts. Then start your proper answer.

      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.

    • Never answer more questions than required. You can only get marks for the required number of questions. Every marker sticks rigidly to this rule, because we have to be fair to all the candidates - including those who did exactly what was required.
    • Put yourself in an examiner's shoes and ask 'What impresses an examiner?'

      Imagine that you are spending your evenings and weekends ploughing through 400 exam answers - because that's what examiners do!

      • The examiner will get frustrated if he cannot read your writing. A badly written answer takes a long time to read, and by the time the examiner has ploughed through it he will have forgotten half of what you said. That's bad news for you! And don't try to obscure your lack of knowledge (e.g. a scientific name or a technical term) by illegible writing. We have seen this hundreds of times. If it cannot be read, it cannot get marks.
      • Underline key words or phrases. After reading through the whole answer, an examiner looks back at the number of ticks he/she has made, or the number of key words or phrases that you have identified. If you highlight these then the impression is favourable - the main points covered, so you will get good marks
      • Never repeat things, even in a concluding paragraph. You can only get the marks once, no matter how many times you repeat the same point.
      • Learn the Latin names of organisms and other technical terms. It might be a pain, but it impresses examiners and shows your competence. A chemist would not get marks for saying "some chemical (I forget the name) combines with some other chemical to produce a tetrazolium compound". So why should a biologist get marks for saying "some fungus (I think it begins with M) parasitises wheat plants by producing cellulase enzymes"? We read that sort of thing all the time. And it doesn't impress.

    How to tackle different types of exam question

    Essay-style questions
    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

    Examination Centres
    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.

    Evaluation Centres
    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.

    Please ensure that you have already submitted the assignments as applicable for the courses you are filling in the Examination Form. Otherwise, Hall Tickets will NOT be issued for the courses for which assignments have not been submitted by you.

    • Select and enter Programme code and Examination Centre Code from the options available. If the centre opted by the student is not activated as examination centre or not allotted for any other reason, alternative examination centre will be allotted.
    • Select courses carefully. Courses for theory as well as practical needs to be selected separately from the list appearing on the screen. 
    • If you wish to submit on-line form please note the auto generated control No. for future reference.
    • You will receive an acknowledgement with control number at the E-mail address given in the application form.
    • You may visit SEARCH OPTION after 24 hours of submission of your form (leaving the day of submission except Saturday & Sunday) to see the details of particulars submitted by you. In case you find the particulars are not available, you may submit the form again.
    • University issues hall-ticket to the students two weeks before commencement of Term-end Examination and also uploads the information on the university website. If you do not receive hall-ticket one week before commencement of examination, please download the hall-ticket from the website and report to the Examination Centre with your Identity Card issued by the University.
    • Students will be allowed to appear in Term-end Examination for those courses
      • In which required number of assignments as applicable for the course(s) have been submitted.
      • Registration for the course(s) is valid and not time-barred.
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