Mumbai University Final Year Exams 2020: Students appearing for exams to be awarded grace marks

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Anupama Mehra
Assistant Manager – Content
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 18:05 IST

Mumbai University has asked all the colleges affiliated to it to give grace marks to students appearing for the final semester exams.

Mumbai University has directed all the colleges affiliated to it to give grace marks to the students who will be appearing for the final semester examinations. The varsity has also asked the college to give grace marks in the online examinations in the MCQ format whenever required consulting with the lead colleges in their respective clusters. 

The decision was taken after many of the college principals felt that it is necessary to give grace marks despite being contentious as the students are appearing for the final year exams in a new format for the first time. Other college principals however have stated that the varsity can issue broader uniform guidelines for the conduct of the examinations.

While speaking to a media house, one of the teachers from a suburban college said that the students are scared of the examination pattern as it is entirely new for them. The MCQ exam is a completely different format where the students either require to score full marks or will get zero marks for a particular question.

She further stated that the students have not been groomed in the examination format and many of the students are calling up seeking a revision. With the classes being conducted online it is possible that the students might have forgotten certain concepts adding that 10 percent failure was noted in the first few backlog examinations and not many students have scored above 40 out of 50 marks.

According to a circular released by the university statutory grace marks will be given to the students only if they clear the exams. The grace marks are not more than 1 percent of the aggregate marks and not more than 5 marks in any subject. Students participating in the NCC, NSS, and other inter-university cultural or sports programmes are also eligible for grace marks.

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