UGC Final Year Examinations to be Held in September, Here Are the Guidelines

UGC final year examinations will be held in September 2020 as the Supreme Court has ruled out the cancellation of exams in the country

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UGC final year examinations will most likely be held in September 2020 as the Supreme Court has disposed of petitions challenging UGC guidelines for conducting final semester exams by September 30. The top court said that promoting students without examinations would not be possible. However, State Governments can seek postponement by approaching the University Grants Commission (UGC).


Furthermore, State Governments cannot promote students without UGC’s permission said the Apex Court. UGC circular on the conduct of final year examinations states that colleges may go ahead with the exams by implementing a few guidelines.

UGC Final Year Examinations May be Conducted by Implementing the Following Guidelines

  • Universities may adopt easier methods to conduct examinations in a shorter rime such as multiple-choice questions, OMR based examinations, open-book examinations, open choices, presentation or assignment based, and so on.
  • The examination time may be reduced from 3 to 2 hours.
  • The students of the terminal semester or final year students having backlog should compulsorily be evaluated by conducting examinations in offline (pen and paper) or online or blended (online + offline) mode as per feasibility and suitability.
  • The terminal year examination will be held through offline, online or blended mode (a combination of online and offline).
  • In case a student of the terminal semester or final year is unable to appear in the examination conducted by the University for whatsoever the reason may be, they may be given an opportunity to appear in special examinations for such courses or papers, which may be conducted by the university as and when feasible, so that the student is not put to any inconvenience or disadvantage.
  • The above provision shall be applicable only for the current academic session 2019-20 as a one-time measure.