A candidate who obtains more than 60% of marks in any paper of the group in which he has appeared shall be exempted from appearing in that paper in the subsequent examinations.

The candidate is required to obtain a minimum of 40% in each paper and an aggregate of 50% in the total of the remaining subjects of the group in the subsequent examinations.

## Example

## An Attempt

Say a student has obtained the following marks in an examination

I - 65, II - 35, III - 30; IV – 40 ; Total = 170. [Aggregate < 50% → Fail]

Since the student has got marks 60% in Paper I and has also got the minimum required in other papers i.e. ≥ 25% in Papers II and III, he/she will be exempted from appearing in Paper I in the subsequent examinations.

In the next exam the candidate is required to appear only in papers II, III and IV and get a minimum of 40% and aggregate of 50% (total of 150) in the papers II,III and IV together.

## Next Attempt

Say the student has obtained the following marks in the subsequent exam

__Case 1__

The student may obtain marks required to pass the examination.

II - 54, III – 58; IV – 45 Total = 157. [Aggregate ≥ 50% →**Pass**]__Case 2__The student may fail the examination but still obtain an exemption in one more papers additionally.

II - 30, III – 65; IV - 42 Total = 137. [Aggregate < 50% →

**Fail**]The student fails the examination. Here there is a scope for exemption in Paper III since the student obtained ≥ 60% and has got a minimum of 25% in the other papers.

In the next exam the student is required to appear only Papers II and IV and get a minimum of 50%.

__Case 3__The student may fail the examination and not get any new exemptions.

II - 20, III – 65, IV – 15 Total = 100. [Aggregate < 50% and Failed in Paper II and IV →

**Fail**]

## Special Case » Failing after Getting an Aggregate ≥ 60%

Where a student who has appeared in all the papers of a group has failed in one paper but obtained a minimum of 60% of the total marks of the remaining subjects (not in each subject) shall be declared to have passed in that group if he secured 50% marks in that paper in which he failed in any subsequent examination.

## An attempt

I - 55, II - 35, III - 72 Total = 162. [Aggregate > 50% → **Fail**]

Has got 60% in I and III together (i.e. the other subjects).

In the subsequent exams the student needs to appear only in paper II and get a minimum of 50% in it to pass in the group.