All Under Graduate courses follow semester pattern with respect to Teaching and Evaluation. The Academic year is divided into Two Semesters. The first or Odd Semester is from June – October and the second or Even Semester is from November – March. Each Semester has Two Internal Examinations with one End-Semester Examination in the ratio of 40:60 Marks in each subject as part of a reliable and sustainable evaluation process.


Semester course subjects:

Part – I: Languages
  • English
  • Second Language
Part – II: Core Subjects 
  • Compulsory subjects ( With or without practical)
  • Optional Subjects
  • Part – III: Value Addition Subjects
  • Indian Culture & Heritage/ Environmental Studies/ Science Civilization/ Value Education.

Note: It is mandatory to pass Part – III Subjects though it is not considered for Divisional declaration.



  • A student will be permitted to take the end semester assessment (ESA) examination in all subjects only if he/she has put in at least 75 % of  attendance (Theory and Practical separately) in each subject.
  • On medical grounds a student is permitted a condonation of 10 % attendance on payment of condonation fee, provided the student submits the medical certificate immediately after the period of illness.
  • Students having less than 65 % of attendance in a subject will not be allowed to write the examination for the subject.
  • Students attending state/national camps/workshops have to produce the attendance certificate duly signed by the principal immediately after the camps.
  • The Controller of Examinations will issue the Notification announcing the dates of the Examinations, date of Application form to be submitted and the amount of Examination fee to be paid.
  • Time Table for End Semester Examination will be published by the Controller of Examination two weeks earlier from the commencement of Examinations.
  • Backlog Examinations will be held along with the Main Examinations in Oct/Nov and March/April every year.
  • Candidates who are writing the Backlog Exams are required to submit separate filled in Application form along with prescribed fee as specified.
  • A student who is not allowed to write end semester examination due to shortage of attendance has to repeat the same semester the next year.



Examination system has two components - Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and End Semester Assessment (ESA).

    Theory Papers:

    Total Marks:  100 (40 for CIA and 60 for ESA)

    Practical papers:

    Total Marks: 50 (20 for CIA and 30 for ESA)


    Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA

    a. Theory Papers :

    1.Internal Exam I - 15 marks

    2.Internal Exam II - 15 marks

    3.Skill Based Test (SBT) -10 marks (Assignments, Viva Voce, presentations).

    b. Practical Papers

    Internal Practical Exam: 20 marks (Viva- voce, Record submission, Execution)

    Note: No Re-Examination will be conducted if the student is absent for   
             internals (The rule applies for both theory and practical papers).


    a. Theory Papers :
  • Written Examination for each subject will be conducted for 60 marks with a duration of 3 hours.
  • Students have to secure a minimum of 22 marks (36%) out of 60 in End Semester Examination and a total of 36(CIA+ESA) marks out of 100 marks to pass in every subject.
  • b. Practical Papers
  • Practical Examination for each subject will be conducted for 30 marks with duration of 3 Hours.
  • Students have to secure a minimum of 11 marks (36%) out of 30 in End Semester Practical Examination and a total of 18(CIA+ESA) marks out of 50 marks to pass in every subject.




    Conditions to be fulfilled for Promotion


    From Sem-I to Sem-II

    Should have undergone a regular course of study of Sem -I and applied for Sem-I examinations


    From Sem-II to Sem-III

    a) Should have undergone a regular course of study of Sem-I & Sem-II and
    b) The number of backlogs if any of Sem -I & Sem-II together shall not exceed 50% of total No. of papers prescribed for
    Sem-I & II


    From Sem-III to Sem-IV

    Should have undergone a regular course of study of  Sem -III and applied for  Sem-III examinations


    From Sem-IV to Sem-V

    a) Should have undergone a regular course of study of Sem-III & IV and
    b) The number of backlogs if any of Sem-I,II,III & IV together shall not exceed 50% of total No. of papers prescribed for Sem-I,II,III & IV


    From Sem-V to Sem-VI

    Should have undergone a regular course of study of Sem-V and applied for Sem-V examinations.


    Note: If the student has not submitted the examination application for the Semester Examinations due to any reason he/she has          to repeat the Semester.



    Backlog Examination will be conducted in Odd and Even semesters every year.



  • End Semester Examination Results will be declared through the College Web site. (www.josephscollege.ac.in)
  • The Final Degree will be awarded by the parent University (Osmania University)
  • The name of the college will be mentioned in the Degree certificate along with Osmania University.





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