Award of Grace marks

           Award of Grace marks :

 

Ordinance  OA  5.16  Instructions  relating  to  the  grace  marks  at  the  University Examination.

 

                             OA   5.16   Scheme for award of entitlement marks and grace marks at the University Examination .

 

This ordinance shall apply to all University Examination except where separate provisions for gracing are made by respective statutory councils or ordinance made by Goa University or wherever grading system of evaluation is in force.

 

 

OA 5.16.1 Scheme for Award of Entitlement Marks

 

Candidates who have participated in NCC/NSS/ Sports/ Cultural Events shall be entitled to entitlement as per the following scheme.

 

 

i) Candidates who have been enrolled as members of the NCC and ar certified by the Principal of their college/Heads of institution as having satisfactorily completed 40 parades/ Semester for Semester schemes 80 parades for annual scheme.

 

 

OR

 

 

ii) Candidates who have participated in NSS programme and are certified by the Principals of their colleges/ head of Institutions as having satisfactorily completed at least 120 hours of social service comprising the time spent in atleast two types of projects for the annual scheme of examination or 60 hours of social service comprising the time spent in one or more types of projects during a semester for the semester of examination.


OR

 

 

iii)Candidates who have to their credit participation in cultural events during the academic year / semester as specified below :

 

A. Cultural Events - At the University Level

 

(a)   All the students who are the members of the winning and Runners-up team at the Inter Collegiate level where competitions for team championship are actually conducted by the University.

 

(b)   In the case of individual events at the Inter- Collegiate Meets, conducted by the University as in the case of cultural events, students winning First three places , in the order of merit.

 

 

B. Cultural Events - At the Inter-University/ Inter State ( representing the University or State or National/ International (representing the University or State or Nation ) Level.

 

 

iv)All the above category of students participating in the NCC/NSS/Cultural Events at the University / Inter University / Inter State/ National/ International Level ( representing the University or state) level shall be entitled for grace marks of 1% of maximum aggregate marks under any one or more of conditions (a) to (d) mentioned below. For the examination pertaining to the respective semester/ academic year.

 

a)   A candidate who fails to pass in one or more head of passing shall be graced to the extent of 5% of the maximum marks allotted to the head of passing subject to a maximum of

1% maximum aggregate marks.

 

b)           A candidate shall be entitled to grace marks upto 1% of maximum aggregate for the purpose of the award of class/ honours or distinction at an examination or head of passing.

 

c)   A candidate who fails to pass an examination shall be graced upto a maximum of 1% of the maximum aggregate marks for the purpose of an exemption in a Head/Heads of passing provided the marks so graced in a Head/Heads of passing shall not exceed 5% of the maximum marks allotted to the Head/Heads of passing.

 

 

d)           The entitlement marks whether allotted or not fully or partially under any of the heads of passing shall be shown along with the grand total with appropriate '#' sign.

 

Provided that in the case of a candidate appearing at the University examination under semester system, the benefit   of gracing mentioned above shall be given at the respective semester examinations.

 

The entitlement marks under this scheme shall not be counted for purposes of placement in the order of merit or award of scholarships, prizes and medals or of other awards, however, such marks can be utilized for award of class/honors/distinction.

 

e)   Level of participation in the cultural event within the state of Goa :

 

1.     Grace marks may be awarded to the 1st three prize winners in the team as well as


individual  events  organized  by  the  State  Government/  Central  Government organisations.

 

2.     In the events, at least 10 colleges should participate, only then the winner should be considered for the award of the grace marks.

 

3.     The Principals of those colleges whose students have secured 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize should verify and forward the names of the students to the University for the award of grace marks.

 

4.     The organizing agencies should also forward the names of the students and a list of the participating colleges to the University .

 

 

v) Candidates who have to their credit, participation in sports events during the academic year/ semester as specified below :

 

 

A)  Eligibilty :

Candidate (Sportsperson) should be a bonafide student    of Goa University or its affiliated college and after obtaining prior approval of the respective Principal / Dean / Head of Department should participate in the sports events approved by the Sports Council     of  Goa  University,  National  Sports  Federation  having  recognition  of  the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Indian Olympic Association, Association of Indian Universities.

 

 

A candidate shall be eligible for Sports Merit Marks only after the completion of his/ her performance in the event  and the marks so allocated shall be counted for his /her first appearance at the respective Semester / term / annual exam only. In the event of hi/ her performance in more than one category/ sport, only the highest marks allotted in any one category/ sport will be considered.

 

 

For the purpose of allotment of marks, sports events shall be divided in to the following categories:

 

 

Category A :

Students representing India in the following International events. Olympic games, World Championships, World Cup, Davis Cup, Thomas Cup, Uber Cup,  Para Olympic games, Winter Olympic Games, Champions Trophy, Common Wealth Games, World University games, World University Championship, asian games (indoor/outdoor Games), Asian Cups, Asian Championship, Asian Winter games, Asian Para Olympics, Wimbledon Championship, All England Badminton Tournament, Youth Olympic Games.

 

 

Category B :

Students representing India in the following International events/ Championship recognized by National Sports Federation which are duly approved by the ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports / Indian Olympic Association / Association of Indian Universities.


One Day International Cricket Matches, Cricket Test Matches, Common Wealth Youth Games, International Athletics Permit Met, Asian Youth Games, Asian Martail Art Games, SAF Games. Any other International games/ sports recognized by Indian Olympics Assocaition.

 

 

Category C :

Students representing Goa State for National events organized by the recognized National Federation which are duly approved by the Indian Olympic Association/ Association of Indian Universities :

 

i.      National Games

ii.     National Championship (only one in each recognized discipline to be d e t e r m i n e d by respective National Federation)

iii.    Federatio Cu organize by   Nationa Sport Federatio recognize by

Government of India and Olympic Association. iv.     National Sports Festival for Women.

 

Category D (1) :

Students representing Goa University in the All India Inter-University Championship approved by Association of Indian Universities.

 

Category D (2) :

Students representing Goa University in Zonal Inter- University Championship approved by Association of Indian Universities.

 

Category E :

Students representing the college in the Inter-collegiate tournament as approved by the

Sports Council and organized by Goa University.

 

A student shall have to attend a minimum of ten practice sessions consisting of two hours  each  ,  organized    by  the  college  /  University  in  the  form  of  inter  -  class

/Intramural Competition/coaching in order to be eligible for participation / selection at inter- college championships.

 

 

B         Allotment of Sports Merit Marks to Categories :

Students participating in sports shall be eligible for merit marks for participation and achievements as per the table given below:

 

 

Category

 

Participation

 

Winners/ Gold Medal

 

Runners-up/ Silver Medal

 

Semifinalist/ Bronze medal

A

28

28+24=52

28+22=50

28+20=48

B

26

26+22=48

26+20=46

26+18=44

C

16

16+20=36

16+16=32

16+14=30

D1

20

20+16=36

20+12=32

20+10=30

D2

16

16+12=28

16+08=24

16+06=22

E

10

10+06=16

10+04=14

10+02=12


C )   (i)   Sports merit marks allotted to a student passing on his / her own merit shall be indicated separately in the marksheet and shall be counted for the purpose of class, honours or distinction. However, unless otherwise eligible, the same shall not be counted for the purpose of obtaining any University scholarship prizes, medals or placement in order of merit / rank for the said exam.

 

(ii) A student shall be eligible for the sports merit marks in a particular Paper / Subject, provided that he/she shall have obtained a minimum of 50% of marks required to pass/ claim exemption in that paper/ subject. In the event of the student being unable to utilize the sports merit marks, the same can be carried forward to the subsequent appearance of the same examination.

 

(iii) A student failing in a particular Paper(s) / Subject(s), whether in Theory or Practical or both the Sports Merit Marks shall be added to the Papers(s)/ Subjects(s) and indicated by a hash (#), after which the general marks will be added and indicated by a dollar($). Balance marks, if any shall be shown separately in the mark sheet.

 

(iv) In case of semester system of examination, the entitlement marks on account of participation of sports shall be awarded at the examination conducted at the end of the semester during which the student is eligible for such marks.

 

N.B.

a)   The rules relating to gracing under this scheme shall be applied first and thereafter if need be the award of General Grace Marks, shall be applied.

b)   The marks graced under this scheme shall be shown separately in the candidate's mark sheet.

c)   The benefit envisaged in the above clauses shall be made available to students on their producing the necessary certificate in that behalf.

d)   If the percentage of the grace marks calculated/ arrived at, comes to decimal of 0.5 and above then it shall be rounded to the nearest higher whole number.

e)   Students participating in Sports/ NCC/ NSS/ Cultural activities shall be eligible to get mark under only one category in whichever he/she scores maximum.

 

 

OA-5.16.2 Scheme for the award of general grace marks :

 

Where a candidate appears at a University   examination either in all subjects or in compartments as allowed by the University in the scheme of the examination, or   with exemptions, and fails in one heads of passing or where a candidate passing in all the subjects falls short of requisite number of marks on the aggregate for passing the examination or for securing exemption in the individual subject(s) falls short of requisite number of marks for a class, honour, distinctions or on the aggregate, he shall be graced upto the necessary number of marks as provided hereunder to enable him to pass the examination or to pass the head of passing to be eligible for exemption in any head of passing or distinction in individual subjects.

 

 

The General grace marks if allotted under any of the heads of passing or at the aggregate level shall be shown separately along with the appropriate '$' sign, if the percentage of the grace marks calculate/ arrived at, comes to decimal of 0.5 and above ten it shall be rounded to the nearest higher whole number.


OA-5.16.3 Scheme for the award of general grace marks for class purpose

 

i)       To secure a class, honours or distinction on the aggregate , a candidate be graced up to a maximum of 1% of the aggregate marks.

ii)      Where class/honours/distinction is given subjects/head of passing, the candidate be graced up to 2% of the maximum marks in a subject/head of passing.

iii)  When one of the head of passing is within another head of passing , the inner head of passing requiring grace marks for securing  class /honours / distinction in individual subject shall be awarded grace marks first.

iv)  Clause (iii) shall be applied before Clause (IV) is applied.

v)      Together for (i) and (ii) above , the grace marks awarded shall not exceed 1% of the maximum aggregate marks.

 

 

OA-5.16.4 Scheme for the award of general grace marks for passing purpose

 

i)       To secure a pass on the aggregate, a candidate be graced up to a maximum of 2% of the aggregate marks. This provision is applicable also to the repeater/ supplementary students irrespective of the number of papers appeared provided these marks were not utilized earlier.

ii)      To secure a pass or to secure exemption in individual subject(s) / head(s) of passing, the candidate be graced up to 5% of the maximum marks in the subject(s) /head(s) or passing or 1% of the maximum aggregate marks whichever is less.

iii)  When one of the head of passing is within another head of passing , the inner head of passing requiring grace marks shall be awarded grace marks first.

Clause (iii) shall be applied first and then Clause (iv) shall be applied.

iv)  While awarding the grace marks for more than one subject or head or passing the subject (s) / head (s) of passing shall be selected for award of grace marks in the order of increasing grace marks required for passing. However, when a candidate applies for revaluation or appears for repeat examination and grace marks are already allotted to some subjects for passing, such result shall not be altered . The candidate shall be entitle to the remaining unused grace marks only for the subjects he/she has applied for revaluation or re appear.

v)      Together for (i) and (ii) above the grace marks awarded shall not exceed 2% of the maximum aggregate marks.

 

 

OA-5.16.5 Eligibility for awards / scholarship etc.

 

(i)   A candidate whose marks are graced in any head/ heads/subject (s)for an examination under this ordinance shall not be eligible for any University scholarships, prizes, medals, placement in order of merit for the said examination unless he/she is eligible to it even otherwise.

(ii)  Similarly, a candidate whose marks are graced in any head/ heads/ subjects under this ordinance in order to pass the examination shall not be eligible for award of grace marks for the purpose of class, honours or distinction.

(iii) The unutilized Entitlement Marks obtained for NCC or NSS or Sports or cultural activity along with the utilized General Grace Marks can be carried forward to the subsequent appearance of the same examination.