- The maximum number of attempts allowed getting exhausted.
- The registration getting expired.
- The validity period of the EC/CC getting expired
The institutes rules do not place any restrictions on the maximum number of attempts or set the expiry of CC for the foundation course.
However the registration is valid for a period of 3 years. This would amount to a maximum of 6 consecutive attempts at the foundation examination. Non — appearance at an examination would amount to an attempt
Failure to Qualify within the Maximum Attempts
If a student fails to get through within the maximum number of attempts allowed at this level, the registration gets cancelled and the student has to register again afresh to be eligible to appear at the Foundation Programme examinations.
This does not sound prudent for students taking up the foundation course after their 10 + 2 along with their graduations, since one would be completing the graduation examination by that time and can pursue the main course without needing to go through the foundation course.