JNTU-KAKINADA : Certain concession for passing (Info on 0.15% Rule or Grace Marks Rule)


Well-Known Member
Presently, 0.15% grace marks are being allowed for change of class from first class to distinction (69.85% to 70%), Second class to first class (59.85% to 60%) and pass class to second class (49.85% to 50%). With this, a total of 0.15% marks maximum are added to final year project/seminar to enable the student to get higher class for B.Tech/B.Pharm courses.

Many representations are received from the students that a grace marks may be added for passing, if a candidate failed in one/two subjects with shortage of 1, 2 or 3 marks.

Under the circumstances stated above, Vice – Chancellor is pleased to extend 0.15% grace marks facility to the candidates of any degree if he/she passes the subject(s) and obtains the degree, subject to approval of academic senate and execute council/MDC. These orders shall come into force from all examinations held during November/December 2013.

All candidates seeking benefit from the 0.15% grace marks shall apply through proper channel enclosing failed original marks memo. The principal shall verify at the college whether the candidate is passing if 0.15% grace marks facility is extended i.e. 0.15% of grand total marks of the UG/PG courses with fail in maximum two subjects.

The best performance among the external examinations shall be considered while giving the grace marks, if adding these marks makes the student eligible to get his/her degree, for which the candidate must have appeared at least one examination after 01.01.2014

A separate approval shall be obtained for the eligible candidates for implementation of the above relaxation as and when the applications are received.

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