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.
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.
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.
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.