Examinations

EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION

CIA – Continuous Internal Assessment

Many tools are available for CIA (i) Quiz (ii) Written and Oral tests (iii) Assignment in the Class, Library or Home (iv) Practical work in the Laboratory, Field or Project (v) Term paper / Dissertation / Thesis and (vi) Tutorial group discussion / Seminar. Almost any type of tests (tool) could be used, provided, it is designed to test one or more of the stated learning outcomes.

Utilising the relevant tools, the programmes of CIA are designed by all the teachers together. They decide in advance, how much weightage is to be given for the different tools of evaluation and inform the students in the beginning itself.

CIA was first introduced in Avinashilingam Home Science College in the year 1976 and continued in the autonomous set-up for over 10 years. The CIA component which was 25% originally was raised to 40% and then to 50%. It was raised to 100% for the Master's Degree students in the year 1988-89, when the college was conferred the Deemed University status. For the Bachelor's Degree Courses 100 per cent CIA was introduced from 1990-91.

At present in the CBCS pattern, the weightage of Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA): Comprehensive Examination (CE) is as follows:

Programme

CIA

CE

Total

UG / Diploma / Certificate Course

50

50

100

B.Ed./B.P.Ed./ M.Ed.

30

70

100

PG

40

60

100

M.Phil / Ph.D.

60

40

100

Teacher Student Co - operation in CIA

This concept of CIA must find full acceptance with both the teacher and the taught on the one hand and with the parents and the community on the other hand for ensuring favourable teaching learning situation.

To the student, CIA should mean

  • Faith and confidence in the teacher.
  • Full understanding of (a) How she is to be assessed and the components of the Internal Assessment, even before she starts the First Semester, (b) The safeguards provided to protect her interests and the organisation and procedures she has to adopt to have her grievances, if any, with regard to evaluation, redressed.
  • Regularity in attending classes and completing the work allotted within the stipulated time frame.
  • Alertness in checking the materials corrected by the teacher and bringing any discrepancy to the notice of the teacher, at the appointed time.
  • Access to the records maintained by the teacher who teaches and evaluates her performance.
  • An opportunity to obtain high percentage of marks and
  • Resolving never to miss a test.

To the teacher, CIA should mean

  • Greater responsibility in conducting the tests at the scheduled time, evaluating objectively and fairly, recording correctly and making available to the student the corrected material at the appointed time.
  • Preparing question banks
  • Checking the performance of the student and correcting errors through remedial teaching and other ways and
  • Taking proper steps to warn both the student and the parent through the HOD and the Dean, when the student's performance is unsatisfactory (deteriorates) or if the student is irregular in attendance.

Components and breakup of marks – CIA and CE for various programmes

Every course / paper taught carries 100 marks. The breakup of marks is as follows:

Under Graduate courses

Evaluation Tool

Number

Marks

Reduced to

Total

Continuous Internal Assessment Tests of 2hrs duration

2

60

20

2 x 20 = 40

Assignment / Seminar

1

10

10

10

Comprehensive Examination of three hours duration (i.e. Examination on the complete syllabus)

1

100

50

50

Total Marks

100


Post Graduate Courses/PG-Diploma

Evaluation Tool

Number

Marks

Reduced to

Total

Continuous Internal Assessment Tests of 2hrs duration

2

45

15

2 x 15 = 30

Assignment / Seminar

2

1

2 x 20

1 x 20

10

40

20

10

Comprehensive Examination of three hours duration (i.e. Examination on the complete syllabus)

1

60

-

60

Total Marks

100

 

Bachelor of Engineering courses

Evaluation Tool

Number

Marks

Reduced to

Total

Continuous Internal Assessment Tests of 2hrs duration

2

2 x 40

40

40

Assignment

2

2 x 10

10

10

Comprehensive Examination of three hours duration (i.e. Examination on the complete syllabus)

1

100

50

50

Total Marks

100

 

Master of Engineering courses

Evaluation Tool

Number

Marks

Reduced to

Total

Continuous Internal Assessment Tests of 2hrs duration

2

2 x 45

30

30

Assignment

Seminar

2

1

3 x 20

10

10

Comprehensive Examination of three hours duration (i.e. Examination on the complete syllabus)

1

60

-

60

Total Marks

100

 

Bachelor of Education courses

Evaluation Tool

Number

Marks

Reduced to

Total

Continuous Internal Assessment Tests of 2hrs duration

2

2 x 60

20

20

Assignment

2

2 x 10

10

10

Comprehensive Examination of three hours duration (i.e. Examination on the complete syllabus)

1

100

70

70

Total Marks

100

 

Master of Education courses

Evaluation Tool

Number

Marks

Reduced to

Total

Continuous Internal Assessment Tests of 2hrs duration

2

2 x 45

20

20

Assignment

2

2 x 20

10

10

Comprehensive Examination of three hours duration (i.e. Examination on the complete syllabus)

1

60

Converted to

70

70

Total Marks

100

B.Voc Courses

Evaluation Tool

Number

Marks

Reduced to

Total

Continuous Internal Assessment Tests of 2hrs duration (50+50)

2

220

50

50

Practical (30+30+60)

3

Comprehensive Examination of three hours duration (i.e. Examination on the complete syllabus)

1

100

50

50

Total Marks

100

M.Phil / Ph.D Courses

Evaluation Tool

Number

Marks

Reduced to

Total

Continuous Internal Assessment Tests of 2hrs duration

1

100

60

60

Comprehensive Examination of three hours duration (i.e. Examination on the complete syllabus)

1

100

40

40

Total Marks

100

NSS / NCC/ Sports

NSS/NCC/Sports is a part of the curriculum and any one either NSS or NCC or Sports is compulsory to all undergraduate students. The breakup of marks for the internal assessment is as follows:

Evaluation Tool

Max. Marks

Passing Minimum

Theory

60

40% (24 Marks)

Practical

Regular Visits – 2 x 5 Marks

Special Activities – 2 x 5 Marks

Seminar – 2 x 5 Marks

Report – 10 Marks

40

40% (16 Marks)

Special Camp – 25 Marks

(Compulsary)

Other Activities – 15 Marks

CSS

CSS is a part of the curriculum and is compulsory for all post graduate, B.Ed. and B.P.Ed. students. The breakup of marks for the internal assessment is as follows:

Evaluation Tool

Max. Marks

CSS written paper (1)

Field work - 25 marks / semester I and II

50

50

Total

100

Passing Minimum

Programme

Passing Minimum (Percentage)

CIA

CE

Aggregate (CIA+CE)

UG/BE/Diploma

-

40

50

PG/M.E./M.Ed./B.Ed./B.P.Ed.

-

45

50

PG-IFM, Tanzania

-

40

50

M. Phil

-

50

50

100% CIA papers

50

-

-

100% CE papers (online)

-

50

-

No passing minimum for CIA except 100% CIA.

Grade - Credit System

The Institute has implemented credit based curriculum and grade system from 1995-96, for all courses. In the credit system, each paper offered in the Degree Programme is assigned a relative weight (credit).

A student is deemed to have completed a paper successfully and earned the credit if she secures a letter grade other than U. A letter grade U implies failure in that paper.

For each Semester, the grade sheet issued to the student will have the following information:

1. Name of the Programme

10. Credit for each paper

2. Major / Branch of study

11. The performance in each paper in terms of continuous Internal and final semester marks

3. Name of the candidate

12. Letter Grade

4. Photograph of the student

13. SGPA

5. Roll No.

14. CGPA

6. Date of Birth

15. Conversion of Marks to Grade Points and Letter Grade

7. Medium of Instruction

16. Formulae to calculate SGPA and CGPA

8.Month and year of Examination

17. Mode of Delivery

9. Date of publication of results

18. Passing Minimum

Attendance Norms

Attendance required to appear for the comprehensive examination in a Semester from the Academic year 2018 – 19 and onwards is as follows:

Percentage of Attendance

Particulars

75 and above

Direct appearance

65-74

Condonation fee of Rs.1000/-

Below 65

Repeat the course