Rules of Examinations

There shall be two examinations, Diploma in Pharmacy, (Part-I), to examine candidates in the first year course/programme and Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II), to examine candidates in the second year course/programme. Each examination may be held twice every year. The first examination in a year shall be the Annual examination and second examination shall be supplementary examination of the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II), as the case may be. The examination shall be of written and Practical (including oral) nature as indicated in the table in the regulation 10 of the Education Regulation 91 framed by the Pharmacy Council of India.

Exemptions :-

A candidate who has appeared in all subjects/courses (theory, practical with sessional/ oral) of first year or second year, but failed in some subjects/courses (theory and/or practical with sessional/ oral) may be exempted from reappearing in the subjects//courses in which he/she has passed by securing 40% marks or above.

Award of Sessional Marks and Maintenance of Record :-

The record of theory and practical class work shall be maintained by the institute in the manner prescribed in Education Regulation 91 as under:

• A regular record of both theory and practical class work and examination conducted in an Institute imparting training for the course/programme for Diploma in Pharmacy, Part- I and Part-II shall be maintained for each candidate and 20 marks for each paper in theory and 20 marks for each paper in practical shall be allotted as Sessional Marks.

• There shall be at least 2 periodic sessional examinations during each academic year. In case more than two periodic tests are held the highest aggregate of any two performances shall form the basis for calculating sessional marks.

• If any candidate remains absent for any periodic test he/she shall be deemed to have secured zero marks in the said test.

• The Principal shall communicate the sessional marks of the candidates to the Board as directed within the stipulated period.

Improvement of Sessional Mark :-

A) Scope of Improvement

A candidate may improve the sessional marks as per the provision made in the Education Regulation 91 as under:

38 Candidate who wishes to improve sessional marks can do so, by appearing in two additional sessional examinations during the next academic year. The average score of the two examinations shall be the basis of improved sessional marks in theory. The sessional of practical shall be improved by appearing in additional practical examinations. Marks awarded to a candidate for day-to-day assessment in the practical class cannot be improved unless he/she attends a regular course of study again. The average sessional marks thus calculated should be made available to all examiners in the practical subject/ course at the commencement of the relevant examination in both the Diploma in Pharmacy part I & II examinations. The facility of improvement of sessional marks shall be given only for one time.

B) Allotment of Sessional Marks for Practical

The sessional marks would be divided in two parts for assessment by examiners as per the provision made in the Education Regulation 91 as under: The sessional marks in Practical shall be allotted on the following basis: Actual performance in the sessional examinations = 10 marks. Day to Day assessment in the Practical class work = 10 marks

Standard of Passing and Award of Class :-

A) Standard of Passing

A candidate shall not be declared to have passed Diploma in Pharmacy examination, unless he/she secures at least 40% marks in each of the subjects/courses separately in the theory examinations including sessional marks and also at least 40% marks in each of the practical examinations including sessional marks.

B) Award of Class

• First Class with Distinction

The candidate securing 75% of aggregate marks or above in a single attempt at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part- II) examination, shall be declared to have passed the related examination in First class with Distinction.

• First Class

The candidate securing 60% of aggregate marks or above but less than 75% marks in a single attempt at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (PartII) examination, shall be declared to have passed the related examination in First class.

• Second Class

The candidate securing 50% of aggregate marks or above but less than 60% marks in a single attempt at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (PartII) examination, shall be declared to have passed the related examination in Second class.

• Pass Class

The candidate securing less than 50% of aggregate marks but above the minimum passing marks at the Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-I) or Diploma in Pharmacy (Part-II) examination shall be declared to have passed the related examination in Pass class.

Disqualification for Award of Class :-

A candidate, who has failed in an examination of the Board and has subsequently claimed exemption/s in certain subjects/courses on the basis of having passed certain subjects/ courses at previous examination, and whose marks secured in such subjects/courses have been carried forward, would not be entitled for award of class.

Gracing :-

A) Gracing for Award of Class

If a candidate falls short by maximum ½% of the aggregate marks assigned to the examination, to be eligible for First class or Second class, such deficiency would be removed by adding maximum ½% of the aggregate marks assigned to the examination to the total marks obtained by the candidate in the examination. While adding maximum ½% of the aggregate marks fraction of a mark shall be rounded to the next full number and added in the total.

B) Gracing for Subject/Course Passing

A candidate would get the grace marks of maximum 1 or 2 as the case may be to remove the deficiency in securing minimum marks for passing a theory subject/course having total marks below 75 or maximum 1, 2 or 3 as the case may be, for a subject/course theory having total marks 75 or above, in theory and test examination of that subject/course.

C) Standard of Passing

A candidate shall not be declared to have passed Diploma in Pharmacy Examination unless he/she secures minimum passing marks of 40% in each of the subjects/courses separately, in the theory examinations including sessional, as well as practical examination including sessional work.