Conduct of the Examinations

31 October 2018
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The time, date and venue for the mid-semester test(s), conducted around the middle of the semester, shall be announced on the first day of the course

by the respective Instructor (or Course Coordinator). It is the responsibility of the concerned Instructor/Coordinator to ensure that all students registered for the course are well-informed about the time, date, and venue of the mid-semester test(s). The date sheet for the final examinations of all the courses offered for the semester students at KUST shall be announced as per published Academic Calendar, at least one week in advance, by the concerned Departments/Institutes. This will ensure that students registered in a course from different disciplines do not get two papers at one time. For every course, date, time, and venue of the exam shall be clearly notified. The instructor shall be present on the date of the examination of his/her course. In case of his/her absence, Chairman/Director/HoD shall be informed well in advance who shall make necessary arrangements.

It is the responsibility of the Chairman/Director/HoD to arrange for the invigilator staff to assist the instructor in the smooth conduct of the exam. Seating plan shall be posted on the main notice boards and on the front door of each examination room at least fifteen minutes before the start of the paper. The instructor along with the invigilation staff shall be present at the examination center at least ten minutes before the starting time of the paper. The instructor shall make sure that all the students are seated according to the seating plan.

Programmable calculators may not be allowed inside the examination hall. Students shall not be allowed to borrow calculator, pencil, ruler, etc. from other students during the examination. All the students shall be instructed accordingly before distributing the answer booklets. The answer booklets shall be signed by the course instructor and shall be distributed at least five minutes before the start of the paper. Before the starting time of the paper, question paper shall not be distributed among the students. During these five minutes students shall be asked to write down their registration numbers on the answer booklets. The course instructor shall sign every extra sheet before giving it to the students. The time of a paper starts from the time all the students get the question paper. The Instructor may explain any ambiguity in the question paper, if needed, only in the first thirty minutes of the paper. Thereafter, no question about the

paper during the examination hours shall be asked or answered. Latecomers may be allowed to write their exam provided it is not more than thirty minutes. However, no extra time may be given to the latecomers. Every effort shall be made to ensure the smooth conduct of the examinations. Students shall not be provided with an opportunity to the sanctity of examination, the matter must be reported immediately to the Chairman/Director/HoD and to the Controller of Examinations. Such cases shall be referred to the Discipline Committee within hours for a prompt action that may include fine, an F grade in the paper, cancellation of the full exam, expulsion from the University for one semester, one whole academic year, or from the degree program and barring from future admission into any program offered at KUST. Students shall not be allowed to go out of the examination hall under normal circumstances during the examination hours. Arrangements for drinking water may be made at the examination centre. Smoking is not permitted inside the examination hall and students shall not be allowed to go out of the examination hall for smoking during exam hours. The use of unfair-means (cheating, copying, plagiarism, etc) at all level of assessment (homework, quizzes, case-studies, lab-reports, project reports, field work, presentations, mid-semester, final exams, etc) shall lead to strict disciplinary action including expulsion from the University. All such cases shall be referred immediately to the Un-Fair Means (UFM) Committee through the Chairman/Director/HoD and CoE. The Committee in such cases shall submit its recommendations to the Competent Authority well before the declaration of the final result.

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