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Exams and Grading System


Student work in each course is evaluated throughout the semester. Examinations, quizzes, reports, discussions, projects, or other means of evaluation help students know how they stand in a course. Therefore, year's work (tutorials and laboratory work) ranges between 30% to 50% from the total mark of any course. Final examinations, at the end of each semester, review the entire semester's work.. The following roles are followed:

1-      Promotion and B.Sc. degree examinations are held at the end of each semester in all courses the student has studied in his class and in referred courses from previous classes, according to the tables given in Appendix 3.

2-      The student is considered successful if he passed the examinations in all courses of his class.

3-      The student is promoted to the next higher level if he fails in not more than two courses of his class or from lower classes.

4-      In addition to the two subjects mentioned in the previous section, the student who fails in two subjects in humanities and social sciences, whether from his class or from the lower classes, is admitted to the transfer to the consecutive higher level.

5-      The student has to sit for the examination in the courses in which he has failed together with the students staying in the same courses. The student gets a pass grade when he passes the examination successfully.

6-      If the student does not fulfil the second or the third conditions, he must enter the supplementary examinations, held usually in September every year for the preparatory year students as well as the students of the first, second and third years, to repeat the examinations in the courses in which he has failed from the first and from the second semester. To be admitted to the consecutive higher level, the student must satisfy the aforementioned conditions three and four for these examinations.

7-      In the supplementary examinations held in September every year the students are allowed to repeat three courses only from their class or from any lower level, in addition to the courses in humanities and social sciences the students have failed in them.

8-      Supplementary examinations are to be held yearly in November for the fourth year students failing in at most two courses from their class or from any lower level, in addition to the courses in humanities and social sciences the students have failed in them.

9-      Passing in all courses before obtaining the B.Sc. degree is a prerequisite.

10-  If the examination in one course includes a written paper as well as practical or oral examination, the total mark in this course consists of the sum of the written, practical, oral and the year's work. The student who absents himself in the written examination is considered absent in the course and no mark is recorded for it.

11-  The grades of the successful student in a course and in the general grade are evaluated as follows: Distinction : from 85% of the total mark and upwards. Very Good: from 75% to less than 85% of the total mark Good : from 65% to less than 75% of the total mark Pass : from 50% to less than 65% of the total mark The grades of a failing student in a course are estimated in one of the following grades: Weak : from 30% to less than 50% of the total mark Very Weak : from less than 30% of the total mark.

12-  The B.Sc. general grade for students is based on the cumulative marks obtained during all the years of study. The students are then arranged serially according to their cumulative some.

13-  The student is awarded an honour degree if this cumulative sum is distinction or very good provided that he gets a grade not less than very good in any class of study other than the preparatory year. Furthermore, he should have not failed in any examination he has sat in any class other than the preparatory year.